Health has always been an important aspect of a child’s holistic development. To support the holistic development of our pupils, the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Health Promotion Board (HPB) have been working closely with schools to implement the Healthy Meals in Schools Programme (HMSP) to promote healthy eating among the children in all schools The objective of the programme is to help schools build a supportive environment to promote healthier eating. The programme provides schools with a set of food service guidelines that aim to reduce the amount of fat, salt and sugar in food preparation, as well as encourage the consumption of fruit and vegetables, and wholegrains.
For more information on the programme, please visit the HMSP webpage.
Healthy Meals in School Programme(HMSP)
In line with promoting a safe and healthy school, our school has joined the HMSP since 2015. The School Canteen Committee works closely with our canteen stallholders to ensure the adoption of hygienic food preparation methods, the provision of healthier food options and the sale of food at reasonable and affordable prices to pupils and staff. Meetings are held regularly to check in with stall owners on quality and quantity of food provided and provide two-way feedback.
Under this programme, our canteen vendors will also need to follow food service guidelines which includes:
· Cutting down fat, sugar and salt.
· Serving whole grains, fruits and vegetables
· Serving healthy set meals
These meals incorporate food from the four main food groups – brown rice and wholemeal bread, meat and others, vegetables and fruit. These help students to receive the appropriate nutrients necessary for their growing needs.
There are 8 food stalls in the school canteen.
There are three recesses in a school day:
P1/P4 Recess from 9.15am to 9.45am
P2/P5 Recess from 9.45am to 10.15am
P3/P6 Recess from 10.15am to 10.45am
On Mondays to Thursday
Canteen stalls will serve lunch after school dismissal from 1.15pm to 2pm.
All pupils will have a lunch break in school as dismissal time is 2.15pm.
P1/P4 Lunch from 11.45am to 12.15pm
P2/P5 Lunch from 12.15pm to 12.45pm
P3/P6 Lunch from 12.45 to 1.15pm
School Canteen Rules
Pupils are to abide by the following rules relating to the school canteen:
1. Pupils are to queue up when buying food in the canteen.
2. Pupils are to consume food only in the canteen.
3. Pupils are to return all plates and utensils to the metal containers provided at the canteen after eating.
4. Pupils should not run and play in the canteen.
Note to Parents and Visitors
The school seeks the understanding of parents and visitors on the following two matters:
1. The food prepared by the canteen stallholders is intended to be sold to pupils and staff members of the school.
2. Parents and visitors are not to be in the canteen during recess and lunch break.