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Healthy Snacks

At PaWS we recognise the importance of a healthy lifestyle and diet and understand that establishing a balanced diet in childhood helps to promote healthy eating habits for life.

We encourage all children to bring in a healthy snack for morning break. Below is a list of healthy snack suggestions to give an idea of what to send in with your child.

  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Granola bars
  • Rice cakes
  • Malt loaf
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Yogurt
  • Unsalted popcorn

These are only suggestions.  Please use your judgement when organising a healthy snack for your child.  All children in EYFS and Key Stage One have a fresh fruit choice available at break times.

Children should not be bringing in chocolate bars, sweets or crisps.  

Please click here for further healthy snack ideas.

Scan, Swipe and Swap your way to better health!

The free NHS Food Scanner app is a handy tool for families that helps them to swap unhealthy foods that are high in saturated fat, sugar and salt, to healthier choices.

Download the Food Scanner app on the Apple app store or Google Play store.

We really appreciate the support of all our parents and carers with this. 


Although we recognise that this cannot be guaranteed, PaWS’ aims to be a Nut-Free school.  This is to reduce the risk to those children and adults who may suffer an anaphylactic reaction if exposed to nuts to which they are sensitive.


We believe that healthy children are best able to take full advantage of the educational opportunities that the school provides.  Our school community encourages pupils to develop the skills and attitudes that will help them make informed healthy choices both in and out of school.  

Healthy eating is explicitly addressed within Science, RSHE Life Skills, PE and Design and Technology lessons. Each curriculum subject will be developing a range of skills and understanding that will contribute towards this. There are also opportunities for cross-curricular coverage of healthy lifestyles. A wide range of teaching approaches and resources are used to deliver the curriculum.

Below is one of our Year 1 classes trying out a range of different fruits and vegetables.  All classes in the school have had the chance to try some tasty treats as we look to encourage all the children to make healthy lifestyle choices.