Healthy Living Policy

ST NICHOLAS COLLEGE, MGARR PRIMARY –  Healthy Living Policy

(Agħfas hawn għall-versjoni bil-Malti: Ngħixu b’saħħitna)

AIMS

  • To promote consumption of a healthy diet and an active lifestyle.
  • To minimise the problem of obesity among children.
  • To make children aware of hygiene skills.

STUDENTS:

  • Are expected to participate in all healthy lifestyle related activities.
  • Are to take an active role in reinforcing healthy eating habits.
  • Are prohibited from bringing any drink to school except water; any other drinks will be confiscated.
  • Are to bring water in transparent bottles.
  • Are highly encouraged to opt for the fruit and vegetable scheme;
  • Are not allowed to bring sweets, packets, sponges or cereals bars at school or during outings.
  • Birthday cakes must be plain (preferably cupcakes). Avoid cream, jam and nutella.
  • Are to bring lunches in clean lunchboxes.
  • Are to get napkins, tissues and wipes.
  • Are not allowed to bring pocket money during outings.

PARENTS:

  • Are to support the school policy about healthy eating;
  • Should become aware of the right food they are expected to give to their children, namely: bread, plain or fruit yoghurts, fruit, vegetables and salads. (Hot dogs and chicken nuggets are not allowed).
  • Should be role models of healthy lifestyles e.g. by encouraging their children to take part in sports activities, refrain from smoking or drinking alcohol and prepare healthy menus.

TEACHERS, KINDERGARTEN ASSISTANTS, LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANTS & THE SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM:

  • Have to be role models of a Healthy Lifestyle.
  • Will give high priority to healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle on their school agenda.
  • Are to ensure that clear and consistent messages about food, drink and healthy eating are being delivered across the school day so as to reinforce the healthy lifestyle message.
  • Must promote the consumption of fruit, vegetables and water.
  • Must ensure a sufficient amount of physical activity to complement this programme.

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