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Canteen

The canteen operates each Monday and Friday.

 

In accordance with our school canteen policy we provide an extensive selection of healthy lunches and 'over the counter sales' of healthy snacks at recess times. Our hot food is baked, not fried and we do not stock sweets or soft drink.

 

Lunch orders

  • Write your lunch order, students name and room number (not grade) on paper bag and enclose payment
  • Do not seal paper bag with staples or sticky tape
  • Students must place lunch orders into classroom box by 9.15am
  • If insufficient funds are supplied, some items may be replaced by items of lesser value

Healthy eating

Developing healthy eating habits is an important lesson that we aim to promote at Bunyip Primary School. It is vital that children understand the importance of nutrition in developing physical and mental fitness as well as providing the energy they need to participate actively in life. Food and drink are vital for children to grow and develop, but the types of food that children consume, is important.

 

We encourage students to think about the types of food and drinks they eat in a typical day. Children are often keen to eat healthy foods when they understand that their body needs these foods to grow and develop.

 

All classes have introduced brain food snacks to promote healthy eating, as well as giving students an opportunity to keep energy levels up. At various times during the day, students may take a brain food break that is healthy and will provide an energy boost. Students enjoy the chance to nibble away while working, but are also learning the benefits of healthy eating habits

 

Brain food includes:

  • fresh fruit
  • fresh vegetables (e.g.: carrot sticks and hummus dip)

Water

All students are encouraged to keep up their intake of water with individual water bottles permitted in classrooms. Children need to drink plenty of water, even in cooler weather, to keep their bodies functioning well.