Great Smeaton Primary School

Food and Drink in School


Packed Lunches and Snacks

Packed lunches or snacks should not include any fizzy drinks, glass bottles or sweets. Please try to provide your child with a well-balanced, healthy packed lunch in a suitable container.

Packed lunches or snacks must not include nuts or food with nut traces, to protect those members of our school community who have allergies to nuts. 



Free fruit is provided for children in Key Stage 1. Children in Key Stage 2 may bring a piece of fruit or vegetable to eat at morning break.

NB If grapes are chosen as a healthy snack, please ensure they are cut into halves. 




Daily milk can be pre-purchased – please contact the School Office.


There is a water cooler in school and children are encouraged to drink water throughout the day to keep them hydrated, their brains alert and to aid maximising children’s potential.


Healthy Choices

Please see the websites below for help and advice to support your child making the right choices with food:

Change4life packed lunch box provides information to support healthy lunch box choices.

The British Nutrition Foundation have a great page offering help and advice about a healthy diet.


Sugar smart give help and advice to reduce the amount of sugar children and adults consume. The sugar smart initiative highlights the health risks from consuming too much sugar.


The NHS Eatwell Guide shows how much of what we should eat overall should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet. You can also find out more about how to get your 5 a day in your diet.

The Eatwell Guide - NHS › Live Well › Eat well