Our Standards and Objectives
Healthy Eating Guidelines
Our partnership with the States of Jersey Education and Health Departments is for a three year journey to bring healthier school meals to selected States secondary school pupils in Jersey.
The new standards for school food which have been introduced by the State’s Education Department include replacing deep fried foods, sweets and crisps with healthier options.
Jersey’s Education Director has 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 will ensure the quality of food served in States island schools reflects the principle of a healthy, balanced diet and will be phased in over a three-year period in consultation with students.
Medical Officer of Health, Dr Rosemary Geller said: “Providing healthy food in schools is vital if we are to be anIisland 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.”
Our company guaranteed standards promise:-
- Follow all guidelines set out in the Jersey School Food Standards
- Reducing 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
- 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