Changes to Forest School Tuck Shop Provision
Following Public Health England’s recommendation of ‘100 calorie snacks, two a day max’ Forest School is making significant changes to its tuck shop stock.
The school would like to support parents’ efforts to manage their children’s snacking in line with the Change4Life campaign promoting healthier snacks.
It is reported that, on average, children consume at least three unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks a day, with around a third consuming four or more. The overall result is that children consume three times more sugar than is recommended, leading to obesity and dental decay.
Forest has withdrawn from sale a number of snacks which are over 100 calories and replaced them with a number of items which are 100 calories or fewer. Fruit and freshly baked cookies (the latter being limited to one per pupil) will continue to be available.