Healthy Lifestyle Opportunities
Northgate High School is committed to offering healthy lifestyle opportunities to all its pupils and students. Northgate recognises the important connection between healthy eating and a pupil’s ability to learn effectively and achieve high standards in school.
- The food provided in school meets the nutritional standards laid down by the School Food Trust and reflects the ethical, cultural and medical requirements of staff and pupils e.g. religious, ethnic, vegetarian, medical, and allergenic needs.
- Staff and pupils have access to drinking water during the school day.
- The taught curriculum in technology provides opportunities for pupils understand diet, to plan recipes, budget, prepare and cook food. In science it aims to increase pupils knowledge of food types, nutrition and the importance of a balance diet. In PSHEE issues relating to healthy lifestyles are discussed.
- The curriculum aims to increase pupils’ knowledge of what constitutes healthy eating and this ethos is reflected in the catering provided on site.
- The healthy eating ethos is also promoted by posters around the school, displays of pupils work and the advance publication of menus.
- Healthy eating is linked our campaign to reduce litter around the site by requiring pupils to eat all hot food in the dining hall and providing adequate litter bins around the site.
- Healthy eating is promoted to parents at parents evenings, invitations to lunch, through the Northgate Review and Update, and parents views are canvassed via questionnaires