Eating healthily can boost your immune system, protect your heart and give you more energy. It can also make you happier and make learning easier. Eating a balanced diet is vital for good health and wellbeing.
We are very proud of the quality of the food available to pupils during the school day, from both the Main Hall and the Atrium. We manage our own catering operations and use as much fresh, locally produced food as we can. Read more...
The Food Standards Agency is responsible for protecting public health in relation to food in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
We are pleased to share with you that the Kitchen at Deer Park has been re-awarded a 5 (Very Good) on the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.
Our Kitchen team have recently refreshed their knowledge with Food Safety in Catering training.
"We found our training day to be informative, enjoyable and educational. It was very beneficial for the whole team." Ms Doney, Catering Manager
At Deer Park, all pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 study Food in the Design rotation and through these 2-hour lessons will progress from macaroni cheese to stir fries and curries. They also learn about healthy eating, and how they can make healthy versions of the dishes that they love, focusing on small changes that don’t hurt but that have a big impact over time. Pupils who choose to study GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition in Key Stage 4 must be prepared to cook often as they will cook a wide variety of dishes from soups and starters, through to meat and vegetarian dishes and their vegetable accompaniments, to desserts, cakes and hot and cold drinks. Read more...
Knowing how to prepare and cook your own fresh, healthy food is a skill that everyone should possess. It is something that will last a lifetime. We encourage pupils to get interested and excited about cooking and educate them about making healthy choices in their diet.
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Drinking plenty of water, eating a balanced diet of healthy foods - vegetables, fruit, whole wheat, some protein, some dairy or dairy alternatives - and avoiding junk and processed foods will help keep your skin clear too. It's a Win-Win situation!