Our Standards and Objectives
Healthy Eating Guidelines
Our partnership with the States of Jersey Education and Health Departments is now in its 8th year to bring healthier school meals to selected States secondary school pupils in Jersey. We also cater to two primary and two secondary private schools.
The new standards for school food which have been introduced by the State’s Education Department include replacing deep fried foods, sweets and deep fried crisps with healthier options.
Jersey’s Education Director previously said there were links between diet, learning and behaviour and sensible choices about food was a part of equation.
He said eating healthier school dinners would give children in Jersey the best chance to fulfil their potential.
The Jersey School Food Standards ensures the quality of food served in States island schools reflects the principle of a healthy, balanced diet.
Medical Officer of Health, Dr Rosemary Geller said: “Providing healthy food in schools is vital if we are to be an Iisland that prioritises our children’s health.
“Giving students the opportunity to choose freshly prepared, nutritious and balanced school meals will hopefully foster an enjoyment of healthy food that will encourage young people to continue to eat in the same way throughout their lives.”
Capsicum aims to:-
- Follow all guidelines set out in the Jersey School Food Standards
- Reduce the amounts of sugar, salt and fat in our dishes
- Make food tasty and fun
- Involve the children and schools in the teaching and understanding of seasonal food produce
- Carry out menu planning to ensure that healthy choices are always available for children
- Enhance children/parent communication and information to allow them to easily make their healthy choices