Healthy School

Grimsdyke School currently holds a Silver award. Further information can be found at

Grimsdyke School and the school catering team work together to provide a balanced varied lunch menu. This includes meat, fish, pasta, rice, vegetables and an abundance of salads and fruits.

If your child chooses to have a packed lunch we recommend the following: 

  • At least one portion of fruit and one portion of vegetables every day.
  • Meat, fish or other source of non-dairy protein (e.g. lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas, hummus, peanut butter and falafel) every day
  • Oily fish, such as salmon, at least once every three weeks.
  • A starchy food such as any type of bread, pasta, rice, couscous, noodles, potatoes or other type of cereals every day.
  • Dairy food such as milk, cheese, yoghurt, fromage frais or custard everyday
  • Only still water (not sparkling), fruit juice, semi-skimmed or skimmed milk, yoghurt or milk drinks and smoothies.

Packed lunches should not include:

  • Chocolate or sweets. Cakes and biscuits are allowed but encourage your child to eat these only as part of a balanced meal. 
  • Meat products such as sausage rolls, individual pies, corned meat and sausages/chipolatas should be included only occasionally.