Please refer to the link below for the latest Fortmartine Community Planning e-bulletin;
Aberdeenshire Wellbeing Festival – this year’s theme: nature and the environment.
Promoting everyday community opportunities which contribute to our wellbeing.
Some great free activities open to all across Aberdeenshire – something for everyone!
Power Tools by CLD
Reflective Learning for Personal Growth
Online workshop topics – supporting the understanding of how learning, personal growth and mental health and wellbeing are connected.
Learners can register here: https://tinyurl.com/PowerToolsOnline
Bea and Brodie’s Mindful Journey
As part of our Wellbeing Festival Events, in partnership with Aberdeenshire HSCP, we are delighted to host an evening with Susan Cohen, author of Bea and Brodie’s Mindful Journey. Susan will be talking about how educators/parents/carers can use her beautifully illustrated book to support children cope with challenging situations by learning mindfulness strategies and techniques they can utilise during any stressful or challenging situation.
This is event is on Wednesday 12th May 7 – 8 pm. Booking is essential for this virtual event. To book go to https://tinyurl.com/dj36exne
Update from School Catering Services
Following the implementation of the Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2020 on 8 April 2021, please find attached a brief note to share with parents.
New School Foods Regulations – Primary Schools
We are now into the third week of our Spring & Summer 2021 menu cycle and further changes that enhance our menus are forthcoming.
The new primary menus commenced when pupils returned on the 19th of April and comply to the new Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2020 introduced by the Scottish Government starting in April 2021.
The new regulations have increased access to fruit and vegetables, ensuring that our children and young people can access more fruit and vegetables and reduce the amount of sugar that can be accessed in schools.
The changes to the regulations are based on the most scientific evidence on diet and health and are designed to support the health of children and young people in the school setting. The food and drink that is provided across the school day is designed to support progress towards the Scottish Dietary goals. This will help to ensure that children and young people have access to nutritionally balanced school lunches
To comply with the guidance, we have made significant changes to reduce the sugar content in the menu and increase access to fruit. There have been a number of puddings removed due to their higher sugar content and resulting from strict guidelines which we now adhere to. At this time, it does include the removal of Custard and Ice Cream however, the new menu does consist of some sweet treats such as muffins, gingerbread, brownies and cookies with fruit options.
We would hope to continue to work with recipes and our suppliers to expand on the alternatives that could be offered in the future.
We have had some very positive feedback from parents on the new menu, and we will continue to engage with pupils for feedback on the menu over the first few months of implementation.