Why do you need a canteen monitor?

5 February, 2024 | Activity Leaders

Did you know that the school canteen is much more than just food? In this space, monitors play a vital role that goes beyond handing out dishes and cutlery. Discover with Weldon why you need these professionals involved in your children’s education and how they contribute to students’ overall growth.


5 Reasons why you need a canteen monitor

1. Promotion of healthy eating habits

One of the most important roles of a canteen monitor is to promote healthy eating habits. They educate children about the importance of a balanced diet, help them understand where food comes from and the need for proper nutrition. This learning is fundamental to developing  a healthy relationship with food from an early age.

2. Supervision and safety

Safety is a priority in any educational space, and the canteen is no exception. The canteen monitor supervises the students during meals, making sure that hygiene and behavioural rules are followed. This includes preventing risk situations such as choking or food allergies, therefore ensuring a safe environment.

3. Development of social skills

The school cafeteria is also a social space where students interact with each other. This person facilitates these interactions, promoting an environment of respect and community. It helps children develop important social skills such as communication, sharing and teamwork.

4. Emotional and behavioural support

This person focuses not only on the physical aspect of nutrition, but also on students’ emotional well-being. They can identify and address problems such as bullying, anxiety or social exclusion, providing crucial emotional support in this setting.

5. Reinforcement of comprehensive education

Finally, this role transcends mealtime. These professionals reinforce the values and knowledge acquired in the classroom, contributing to a comprehensive education. Through activities and conversations, they can reinforce educational topics in a practical and fun way.

Weldon: diversified school services

At Weldon we offer a range of services including:

  • School transport accompaniment: specialised monitors who guarantee the safety and well-being of the students during the journey.
  • Extracurricular activities: a wide range of activities in different areas such as sports, art, languages and technology.
  • Canteen assistance: care and attention during at lunchtime.
  • Work-life balance services: they facilitate family work-life balance with welcome services and activities on non-school days.


Why choose Weldon?

At Weldon, we understand that mealtime supervision is more than a service; it is an opportunity to nurture the holistic well-being of each student. Our canteen staff are the bridge between nutrition, education and emotional and social development.