School Meals Project – Limerick Food Partnership
Seventeen schools in Limerick city and its environs are involved in
the Limerick School Meals Project. All schools are part of the DEIS
initiative. The total student population served by this initiative is 3,000.
Funding is made available to the schools from the Department of Social & Family Affairs.
This programme has been successfully running for more than three years. The 17 primary schools within the initiative receive free school lunches. Seven community-based schemes supply nine schools, while a commercial supplier provides lunch to the other eight schools. For more information click here.
Breakfast Clubs - St. John's JNS and St. Paul's SNS Breakfast Club Drogheda, Co. Louth
Research has shown that children benefit both nutritionally and behaviourally by eating breakfast. A nourishing breakfast is a good start to the child's day and gives children the energy they need to concentrate and learn. Additional services that extend the traditional school day are now being offered by many schools. Click here to read more about a breakfast club in Drogheda.
Afterschool Clubs - The Get Ahead Club, Clondalkin
After the long school day, children doing their homework may find it hard to concentrate and learn. Schools often organise afterschool clubs to ensure that children have healthy snacks and an opportunity to do their homework. Click here to read about an Afterschool Club in Clondalkin, Dublin 22.
Healthy School Food Policy - Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh, Bishopstown, Co. Cork
A School Food Policy encourages cohesive planning around the consumption of food and drink in schools. It can communicate consistent messages about healthy eating through all aspects of school life - the classroom, the curriculum, school breaks, school lunches and physical activities. Click here to see how a school in Cork successfully developed a whole school food policy.
Healthier Snacks - Fresh Fruit in Schools Project, HSE Dublin North-East Area
Children need a balanced diet based on a variety of nutrient-rich foods and may need to eat more frequently than adults to meet their nutritional requirements. By encouraging healthier snacks and drinks between meals, we can promote better health. Click here for an example of a healthy snacks project.
Charity No. CHY20341
Healthy Food For All