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Braidside Integrated Primary & Nursery School
School Development Day 1 Friday 25th September is a staff development day and staff only should attend school.
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Healthy Breaks and Packed Lunches

10th Sep 2020

At Braidside we have had a healthy break policy for many years. We strongly encourage children to have fruit, vegetables or bread for their mid-morning break with milk or water to drink. We advocate  that children bring a (washable) water bottle to school everyday and drink this throughout the day. By drinking water and remaining hydrated, the children can maintain their concentration and focus in school.

As has been evidenced over the last few months, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and making healthy food choices has never been more important.

We would draw to your attention to the following publications by the PHA which are designed to both support parents in preparing breaks and lunches for their children and promote healthy eating. Below you will find the links to 3 different documents:

  1. Are you packing a healthy lunch? https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/publications/are-you-packing-healthy-lunch-english-and-irish-translation
  2. Healthy Breaks for Schools  https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/publications/healthy-breaks-schools-leaflet-english-and-irish-translation
  3. Healthy Choices- Choose Wisely;advice for parents on nutrition and activity for primary school children https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/publications/healthy-choices-choose-wisely-advice-parents

Finally, the Public Health Agency, in partnership with Health & Social Care Trust dietetic teams, are running webinars on healthy lunchbox and snack ideas, which parents may find useful. The next dates are Friday 11th September at 12noon and Thursday 17th September at 6pm. For further details and joining instructions please check the PHA social media channels.

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