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At The British School of Amsterdam we promote healthy eating and are committed to the physical well being of our pupils.
In the Nursery, the School provides milk, water and a fruit or vegetable snack during the morning and afternoon session for Nursery children.
Children in Reception must be provided with a snack for morning break. This should be a piece of fruit, vegetables, cheese or similar to support the school in promoting a healthy diet. Children should not bring sweets, crisps, sugary drinks etc.
Children who attend full time Nursery and all Reception children should be provided with a packed lunch and a drink which they eat in the classroom under the supervision of their class teacher. Please note that the School does not have the facility to cook or reheat children’s lunches. Please refrain from sending your child with glass bottles.
In the Infant School, all children bring a packed lunch to school and this is eaten in the classroom under supervision by the class teacher. There is a designated time allotted to eating so that the children do not rush their food and this is a lovely, social part of the day when teacher and children have time to chat together.
Pupils in the Junior and Senior schools can choose between, a hot or cold meal provided by the school or they can bring their own packed lunch. Our catering service offers a balanced and nutritious menu as well as healthy snacks at breaktime. In designing our menus we use the guidance published by De schijf van vijf and the UK, Eat Well Guide. The link below will take you to our school lunch menus.
Please note that current COVID-19 protocol means that we are unable to provide hot lunches. The children can though choose to have a packed lunch provided by the school. These are ordered weekly in advance and delivered to the classrooms. The packed lunch service costs €4 a day.
We have a nut-free policy that applies across all sites.