Healthy Living

Our aim in Castletownroche National School is to lay the foundations for life-long healthy eating.
We participate in the "Food Dudes" programme to inspire children to eat fruit and vegetables and encourage children to become more aware of the need for healthy food in their lunch boxes.

A healthy lunch box includes a piece of food from each of the first four shelves of the food pyramid.

Suggestions include:

  • Bread, rolls, scones, pitta bread, tortillas, pancakes, crackers, crispbread, wheaten or soda bread, plain rice cakes.
  • Fillings such as ham, cheese, salad, chicken, tuna or peanut butter.
  • Fruit/vegetables such as apples, oranges, grapes, pears, bananas, raisins, raw carrot or raw celery sticks.

Friday is our treat day. On this day we can include one treat size piece of food from the top shelf of the pyramid.
Also, Castletownroche NS is a “Nut Product Free Zone” due to allergies in the school.

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