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Nau mai haere mai, welcome to Bairds Mainfreight Primary School.

Eating Healthy

BMPS is a Health Promoting School and recognises the importance of eating healthy food. When your child starts at BMPS, we ask that you sign a healthy food policy document. The purpose is to encourage the school community to provide healthy food options for the children at school by prohibiting certain foods and drinks at school.


  • All families will be notified about food and drink items that are not allowed at school.

  • The school will incorporate Healthy Eating programmes as part of the school’s Health Education and Health Promoting Schools programme.

  • The following food and drink items are not permitted at BMPS on normal school days:

    • Large bags of chips and similar products.

    • Any form of fizzy drinks, cans or bottles of juice or similar (milk and water only).

    • Any energy or high caffeine drinks.

    • Pies that do not have the Healthy tick.

    • Fast foods such as McDonalds, Burger King, KFC etc.

    • Large cookies or packets of biscuits.

    • Chocolate bars or sweets except when provided by the school on special occasions.

If the items above are brought to school they will be confiscated and not returned. A basic alternative lunch will be provided for the child.

Banned under Healthy Food Policy