RBIS Food and Drink Provision
RBIS understands the importance of correct and proper nutrition for a child’s upbringing, education and journey into adulthood. Correct food habits will provide the basis of a healthier future. As a health promoting school, Rasami British International School offers a range of healthy foods prepared and brought to the school by out-sourced caterers.
Breakfast Club and After-School Snacks are available for children who need something healthy before and/or after the school day.
1. First break: milk and fruit
2. Lunch: See menu below
3. Second break: healthy drink and snack
Please do ensure that children are not provided with potentially harmful foodstuffs: remember that some of our children are allergic to nuts, milk, gluten, eggs, etc. Please consult a member of staff before making a mistake.
1. Healthy Snacks
The school does all it can to encourage students to take a fruit and other healthy snacks at break times and to drink water throughout the day. Water fountains are situated in the playground and inside buildings. Pupils are encouraged to bring their own fruit snacks or plain biscuits from home, other snacks or sweets should be limited to outside school.
2. Birthdays and Special Events
The School is happy to allow students to celebrate their birthdays and other special occasions with their classmates in school. However, as far as possible this should not interrupt the normal running of the school day. Typically this would take place near the very end of the school day. Please speak with the Class Teacher / Form Tutor so that we are aware and can agree on the type of celebration you have in mind.
The school strongly does not prefer fast food and/or ‘junk’ food to be served to our students. Do be reminded that our students do receive enough sustenance throughout the day, whilst they are school, without really needing extra meals. Moreover, do be mindful that some of our children have allergies (e.g. nuts, milk, eggs, gluten, etc.), these can be severe at times, and that some parents do not allow their children to eat chocolate, sweets, etc.
Our preference is for students to receive items that can be taken home, so that parents can make an informed choice about what their child can or cannot consume.
3. Food as a Reward
The school does not encourage the regular eating of sweets or other foods high in sugar or fat, especially as a reward for good behaviour or other achievements. Other methods of positive reinforcement are used in school.
4. Special Dietary Requirements
The school provides food in accordance with pupils’ religious and cultural practices. School caterers offer a vegetarian option at lunch every day. Individual care plans are created for pupils with food allergies or diabetes. All staff are made aware of such children.
5. Food Safety
Appropriate food safety precautions are taken when food is handled, prepared or stored in school. These include ensuring that adequate storage and washing facilities are available; that food handlers undergo food hygiene training and that suitable equipment and protective clothing are available. Any food safety hazards are identified and controlled.
6. The Food and Eating Environment
The dining area is well decorated and maintained. Display areas reflect healthy eating messages.
For more information please see: Ms. Mam