HEALTHY EATING POLICY IN CBS Thurles
Our school regards the welfare and physical wellbeing of our students as central to their holistic development. It is envisaged, that a proactive approach to healthy eating will create an environment where healthier options are facilitated and encouraged.
Why should I opt for healthier food choices?
- For improved physical appearance: clear skin, shiny hair, control over energy balance.
- To improve sports performance: besides genetics and physical training, a healthy diet is the third most important factor in improving performance in sport.
- For better academic performance: a healthy diet will result in better concentration and improved performance in school.
How can I make simple changes to my diet to achieve a healthy diet?
Breakfast: – Never skip breakfast.
A sample breakfast: orange juice, a high fibre cereal, wholemeal toast and tea.
Lunch: – Choose wholemeal bread
Opt for a combination sandwich or roll (i.e. one with salad, meat and cheese)
– Yoghurt / Fruit Drink
Dinner: -Taste your dinner before adding salt.
Eating vegetables is essential for healthy growth.
Drinks – Substitute soft drinks for healthier options such as water and milk.
Students are encouraged to prepare their own nutritious lunch at home.