How do we promote healthy eating to keep us learning?
All children are supervised while eating their lunch in their own classrooms. This now occurs for fifteen minutes at the end of their playtime. This has proven to settle children back into learning mode after physical activity and has reduced behaviour incidents. We are one of Taranaki's Kura Waiora – Health Promoting School and only healthy food options should be in lunch boxes. High sugar food and drinks, e.g. fizzy and lollies or chocolates, will be removed and returned after school. Water is the drink of choice. Children who have eaten healthy food at school, appear to be more alert and ready for learning throughout the day. Treat foods can be had at home.
Ka Ora,Ka Ako
Marfell Community School is part of Ka Ora Ka Ako and we provide lunches at school for our students according to the Ministry of Educations nutritional guidelines.