Snacks & Lunch in School

Children should start the day with a very nourishing breakfast at home. Insufficient breakfast or none at all prevents the children from being attentive and from grasping new concepts easily.


The lunch box must include, vegetables and or fruit. Other items could be sandwiches, rolls, homemade burgers. Foods to be sent only occasionally—nuggets and fries. The same food e.g nuggets must not be sent regularly. It is essential for young children to have a balanced diet which includes a variety of foods. It is preferable to drink plain water instead of artificially sweetened drinks.

Strictly not allowed
  • Junk food and packaged food like chips, crisps, Pringles, chocolates, chewing gum, sweets, biscuit packets,food with artificial or added red colour, cola drinks, artificial juices.
  • Oily and messy food
  • Chicken or fish with bones
  • Big pieces of food which require cutting, noodles, rice, pasta
Pre-school: The food should be cut up in very small pieces which children can eat easily with a fork or spoon. Teachers cannot be expected to cut up each child’s food as it takes too long and use of knives in a pre-school class is not recommended.Snack time or Break in School

The Break or Recess is of 30 minutes duration out of which 10 minutes are for having snacks and 20 minutes for outdoor play. All students have their snacks under their teachers’ supervision. The contents of the lunch box are checked and students are monitored for proper table manners. Everyone starts with Bismillah. At the end they clean their tables and put away their lunch boxes.

In case a child brings junk food it is taken away and other children share their lunch with that child. Parents are reminded through the Homework Diary about sending the recommended food items.

LSL insistence on fresh fruit and vegetables and other dietary rules and restrictions is for the child’s good health as this should be a matter of utmost priority for parents themselves.