Healthy Schools and healthy lifestyles
We first earned a Healthy Schools Award for our focus on our School Grounds and Safety. We were awarded again for promoting health and emotional wellbeing. The award has now ceased but we continue to develop our excellent practice using the Healthy Schools website and setting ourselves annual targets.
The healthy schools website gives you information about aspects of being healthy :physical activity opportunities in the local area, advice about healthy eating and links to support networks that can help your school, you and your family
RAIN - Romsey Area Information Network
The Southern Test Valley Community Information Service is provided by Romsey Area Information Network. This will enable you to access information about a wide range of community and health services within Southern Test Valley.
Ring or visit any of the centre offices or visit the website and send your query online http://www.romseyareainfo.net
Healthy School Dinners
Our school dinners are provided by HC3S.
HC3S are the largest provider of school meals in Hampshire, supplying hot and cold nutritional meals to 444 primary schools in the county.
HC3S say "We feel that a school meal is an integral part of the school day, offering the opportunity for children to learn about food and nutrition, to experience meal time discipline and pick up practical social skills. Additionally we firmly believe that a well fed child is more receptive to learning and therefore our school lunches should be regarded as part of the day and not an interruption! Another plus for schools is that we ensure that our school meals meet the government's Nutritional Standards and the guidelines laid down by the Caroline Walker Trust, ensuring meals provide a third of a child's daily nutritional allowance."
Each child has the option of a full portion of vegetables or a full portion of salad or both if required. We continue to offer additional bread as a free extra to our meals and water is available throughout the lunch period.
Special menus can be prepared for children with food allergies - please discuss with HC3S how we can work together on this.
Why not visit https://www.hants.gov.uk/educationandlearning/hc3s/primaryschools/menu where you can see the kind of meals on offer.
You may be entitled to Free School Meals - which also brings extra funding into school via Pupil Premium to help support your child's education. Check the links on HC3S's website.
Healthy Packed Lunches
Your 5-point checklist for making a healthy lunchbox.The British Nutrition Foundation gives the following advice:
1. Have you got you got something from the BREAD, OTHER CEREALS AND POTATOES group?
Ideas at a glance: Wholemeal/multigrain and white breads and rolls, Pitta bread, Bagel, French stick, Scotch pancakes, English muffins, Fruit scones, Currant buns, Fruit bread, Malt loaf, Matzo, Crispbread and crackers and Pasta and rice salads
2. Have you got you got something from the FRUIT AND VEGETABLES group?
Ideas: Salad in sandwiches and rolls, Cherry tomatoes, Apples
Pears, Satsumas, Bananas, Grapes, Melon, Kiwi, Plums, Nectarine, Canned fruit pieces, Raisins, Dried apricots, Dish of fruit salad, Fruit smoothies and Pure fruit juices
3. Have you got you got something from the MEAT, FISH AND ALTERNATIVES group?
Ideas: Slices of ham, Chicken and turkey, Boiled eggs, Canned tuna and salmon, Prawns, Hummous
4. Have you got you got something from the MILK AND DIARY FOODS group?
Ideas: Milk, Cheddar, Edam, Cheese triangle, Low fat soft cheese, Cottage cheese with pineapple chunks, Fruit yogurt, Fromage frais, Drinking yogurt and Pots of rice pudding
5. Have you got a drink?
Ideas: Milk, Drinking yogurt, Smoothie, Fruit juice, Sugar-free squash and Water
If you want to help your child live a physically active life, some of these opportunities may be for you! You don't necessarily have to be keen on competitive sport as there are lots of things you can get involved in that will keep you fit and healthy. Learning to stay fit helps the body and mind and patterns of behaviour learnt now will help you in later life.
Why not contact the Community Office at The Mountbatten School? They will be able to direct you to all sorts of after school and holiday activities!
The Romsey School also offers adult education courses so that you can get active too!
North Baddesley Junior School is a non-smoking site at all times
Southampton City Quitters
The friendly NHS Stop Smoking service in Southampton.
This site is provided by Southampton City Quitters for people who want to quit Smoking in Southampton and the immediate surrounding suburbs.
Quitters will support you through every step of quitting, from day 1, until you have quit!
For the best possible chance of success, book onto one of our support clinics! People at the clinics find they get much more support by quitting with other people and getting the chance to share problems and tips with others all working toward the same goal.
The clinics are friendly, non judgmental and very informal. Getting and giving information, together with other quitters.
We can supply certain nicotine products (NRT) for up to 8 weeks, for the cost of a single prescription. If you don't pay for your prescriptions then it's completely free.
The direct supply NRT will then be supplied weekly for up to 8 weeks. Other nicotine products or Zyban, you can get from your doctor on standard NHS prescription in batches that last for 2 weeks.
For people whose first language is not English we can arrange an appointment with a translator from Access to Communication.
Remember people who get support to quit smoking, are 4 times more likely to succeed, than those who go it alone!
If you are from an area surrounding the area covered by Southampton City Quitters, e.g. New Forest, Eastleigh, Winchester or Andover and you have heard the local radio ad., please fill in you details and we will forward them to your local quit smoking service.
Give us a call on (023) 8051 5221 to book for Quitters support!
Nut allergies in school
We do have children in school with nut allergies, some of which are very severe. Please do not provide your child with sandwiches which contain nut spreads e.g. peanut butter or Nutella (or similar own brand variations) or snack bars which contain nuts. Thankyou for your co-operation.