BCVN education involves much more than academic excellence; it also includes a strong focus on the overall well-being of pupils. Good Food Culture at BCVN is not just a matter of providing meals, but a comprehensive approach to nourishing young minds and bodies.
Rigorous food standards
We understand that a healthy diet is crucial for the cognitive and physical development of our pupils. We adopt rigorous food standards from UK Department of Education:
- A variety of fruits and vegetables: to ensure pupils receive the necessary vitamins and minerals.
- Whole grains and high-fibre options: to provide sustained energy and support digestion.
- Lean protein sources such as poultry, fish, beans, and low-fat dairy products: to support muscle growth and repair.
- Reduced sugar and salt intake: to prevent obesity, diabetes, and other health problems.
- Healthy fats such as those found in avocados, nuts, and olive oil: these are essential for brain development and overall health.
A civilsed dining environment
Opportunities for socialisation
- Lunch at BCVN is more than just a break from academics; it is an opportunity for pupils to socialise and develop essential life skills.
- BCVN adopts a family-style dining approach, where pupils and staff sit together. This fosters a sense of community, encourages conversation, and allows pupils to learn about table etiquette.
- BCVN offers cooking clubs and food education programmes (Home Economics), where pupils can learn about nutrition, food preparation, and international cuisine. These activities foster social interaction while also teaching valuable life skills.