Circular No. 09/22-23 Date: 27 th Aug, 2022
Dear Parents/Guardians, (السلام علیکم)
Subject: – Healthy Eating for School Going Children.
1. Children’s habits are not only influenced by family life, but also by their peers and through media. It is not
surprising that parents might need some help understanding what it means to eat healthy. The good news is that
you don't need a degree in nutrition to raise healthy kids. Following some basic guidelines can help you to
encourage your kids to eat right and maintain a healthy physique:-
a. Parents to ensure healthy eating: You decide which foods to buy and when to serve them. Though
kids will pester their parents for less nutritious foods, adults should be in charge when deciding which
foods are regularly stocked in the house. Kids won't go hungry. They'll eat what's available in the
cupboard and fridge at home. If their favorite snack isn't all that nutritious, you can still buy it once in a
while so they don't feel deprived.
b. Encourage students to have a balanced diet: Food preferences are developed in early life, so offer
variety. Likes and dislikes begin forming even when kids are babies. You may need to serve a new food
at few different times for a child to accept it. Don't force a child to eat, but offer a few bites. With older
kids, ask them to try one bite.
c. Recommended Water intake. Why milk to be used: Soda and other sweetened drinks add extra
calories and get in the way of good nutrition. Water and milk are the best drinks for kids. Juice is fine
when it's 100% fresh, but kids don't need much of it — 4 to 6 ounces a day is enough for preschoolers.
d. Say No to excess sweets/ toffees: Occasional sweets are fine, but don't turn dessert into the main
reason for eating dinner. When dessert is the prize for eating dinner, kids naturally place more value on
the cupcake than the bottle gourd. Try to stay neutral about foods.
2. Summary of Suggestions for Mothers:
a. Encourage healthy eating for everyone in the family.
b. Let your child decide if they are full or hungry.
c. Offer healthy snacks between meals.
d. Encourage water as the main drink.
e. Encourage a minimum of 60 minutes of planned and structured active play.
f. Sweet drinks such as packed juice and soft drink are not necessary.
g. Always send home made lunch and avoid junk food as much as possible.
h. Go for seasonal fall fruits/dry fruits.
j. Cutlets/kabab/potato, meat balls/sandwiches (chicken, cheese, egg, butter etc)
k. Enjoy family mealtime and activities together.
3. Good health should always be kept at top priority. The above guidelines be taken with open mind and
implemented religiously for the best grooming/development of each BASSian. Your cooperation in this regard will
make a great difference in upbringing of each BASSian with right eating habits please.
With Best Regards,
Head Mistress (ME)
(Mrs. Samina Ishrat)