The Lunch Bag – Health Eating

Healthy Lunches

The following procedure has been put in place to ensure that the ‘Healthy Lunchboxes’ guidelines as outlined by ‘Safe Food’ are implemented.  Parents have a duty and responsibility, with the assistance of the board of management, to ensure that children:

  1. Come to school having had a healthy breakfast.
  2. Are provided with healthy lunches as provided for from the table below:

The following list is a useful guideline for parents and children and it is important to understand why this list of ‘Can’ and ‘Can’t’ have is so relevant to their current and future development:


  • Bread, bread rolls
  • Tortilla  rolls
  • Pitta bread
  • Wholemeal/plain scones
  • Crackers/breadsticks
  • Cooked rice or pasta
  • Plain, unsalted rice cakes
  • Cooked meat
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Cheese slices
  • All fruit- apples, oranges, kiwi, grapes etc.
  • Small amount of raisins/sultanas
  • Small salads
  • Carrot sticks/slices
  • Water    
  • Milk


  • Fizzy drinks or energy aid drinks
  • Fast foods of any kind- sausages rolls etc. hot or cold
  • Crisps/popcorn/peanuts
  • Buns/cakes/biscuits
  • Sweets
  • Dessert type yoghurt 

School Meals Programme

Our school receives funding from the Department of Social Protection for the operation of a “Breakfast Club” and “Hot Lunches” The” Lunch Bag” provide this service to the school. Each morning boxes  containing the food for each class are dropped to school. The scheme allows for two free snacks for the children. Parents are in complete control of the ordering process for their child through the “Lunch Bag” app. All of the items ordered by you though the app are delivered to the school for distribution. for the school to distribute.

Please visit for more information on how to use the app. If you experience any problems, please contact their customer service team on 043 336 2038

Children are to bring an empty lunch box to school everyday and all food not eaten will be sent home, thus allowing parents to see what their children are eating and adjust their orders from the app accordingly.

Nut Allergy

Please note that there are children in our school with a nut allergy and therefore we operate a strict policy of NO NUTS in the school by children or staff.

Chewing Gum

Chewing gum is strictly prohibited inside the school, on the school grounds or on any school outings.