Healthier Lunchboxes

Bourn Primary aims to be nut-free to protect everyone who has a nut allergy. Please do not include nuts of any kind in your child’s snacks or lunchboxes.

Children are encouraged to enjoy a healthy snack at break time, either from home or the healthy snack bar. Children are taught the importance of a balanced and varied diet and have access to drinking water throughout the day.


Aim to include:

1. A good portion of starchy food, e.g. wholegrain bap, thick sliced wholemeal bread, chapatti, pitta pocket, pasta or rice salad;
2. two or three portions of fruit and vegetables, e.g. an apple, satsuma, handful of cherry tomatoes or carrot sticks or small box of raisins;
3. a portion of semi-skimmed milk or dairy food, e.g. reduced fat cheese portion, pot of yogurt or fromage frais;
4. a portion of lean meat, fish or alternative, e.g. ham, chicken, beef, tuna, egg, or hummus;
5. a drink, e.g. unsweetened pure fruit juice, semi skimmed milk, water or yoghurt drink.

Please look at our healthier lunchbox leaflet for more information and suggestions on what to include.

Enjoy your lunch!

If your child would prefer a hot, cooked meal at lunchtime, please look at the Bourn Bistro page for the menu and more information.
All Key Stage 1 pupils are eligible for a free school lunch each day.

(The above lunchbox checklist applies to all healthy children over five years of age, and can be gradually applied for pre-school children. When choosing products for healthier lunchboxes, you should try to choose those lower in salt, fat and sugar.)

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