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Healthy Eating

We have achieved the ‘Healthy School’ award, and encourage healthy eating through curriculum activities as part of a broader education about healthy lifestyles.

Break-time snacks

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes are provided with free fruit or vegetables for mid-morning snack. Older children can purchase a healthy snack from the tuck shop or bring fruit or vegetables from home.

School dinners

Compulsory standards are now in place for schools concerning the food provided at lunchtimes and at other times. Dussindale has an excellent kitchen on site that provides all the cooked dinners. The meals, devised by Harrison Catering Ltd  are very popular with the children.  School dinners cost £2.20 per day, per child, and children can choose either a hot dinner or a school packed lunch.  A drink of water is always served with hot dinners. School packed lunches include a fruit juice drink. 

School dinners can only be purchased via the Pupil Asset App.   All lunches must be pre ordered a week in advance.    

Packed lunches

In accordance with the school’s healthy eating policy, we ask that packed lunches brought from home should adhere to the same healthy standards as school meals, i.e:


  • Bread, rice, pasta, couscous or other carbohydrate source
  • Meat, fish, cheese or soya product for protein
  • Not less than one portion of fruit and one portion of vegetable
  • Fruit-based, milk-based or cake-based dessert
  • Natural drink e.g. milk, water, fruit juice, drinking yoghurt, smoothie.


  • Sweets
  • Chocolate
  • Biscuits
  • Crisps and other similar savoury snacks
  • Sugary or carbonated drinks
  • Products containing nuts

Water bottles

Children are asked to bring a water bottle with fresh water in every day. These can be replenished from the taps in school.
The Food Standards Agency has produced useful suggestions for healthy lunchboxes at > Ages and Stages > lunchboxes.