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  • Cafe @ Soham

    Cafe @ Soham Village College

  • Healthy Eating

    Healthy Eating

    The college provides a range of healthy and reasonably priced food options available for all students to buy from the canteen at break or lunchtime.  Many students prefer to bring a packed lunch with them.  We think it is important that these lunches should be healthy.  The following guidance is taken from the School Food Trust.

    Packed lunches should include:

    • 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.
    • 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 every day.
    • water, still or sparkling, fruit juice, semi-skimmed or skimmed milk, yoghurt or milk drinks and smoothies.

    Packed lunches should not include:

    • high-fat snacks such as crisps. Instead, include nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruit, savoury crackers or breadsticks.
    • confectionery such as chocolate bars, chocolate-coated biscuits and sweets. Cakes or biscuits are fine as part of a balanced meal.
    • Meat products such as sausage rolls and individual pies are very high in fat and salt, and should be included only occasionally.

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