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Nutrition

Food and nutrition is important to us and we know that a healthy balanced diet is essential to your child’s growth and development. We offer 3 meals throughout the day plus and a mid-morning and afternoon snack, all the energy your child will need to be active and engaged throughout their day of learning. Meal times are also a learning experience entirely, from the fine motor development of using knives and forks, to awareness of good manners and politeness. Meal times are fun for all and a great opportunity for nursery practitioners to bond with your child. They are sociable learning opportunities, where we teach children about good manners, different foods and how to feed themselves independently.

Breakfast

The most important meal of the day! Breakfast is served in the morning and will be cereals (non-sugared) or fruit porridge. A selection of milk alternatives are available, and fresh fruit such as banana and berries are available to mix up the porridge!

Mid-morning/Afternoon snack

Here a selection of fresh fruits or vegetable sticks are served to give your children a healthy boost. We also offer a healthy carby snack such as crackers, breadsticks or oatcakes to give them the energy they need after waking up from a nap. A choice of milk or water will also be served.

Lunch/Dinner

The Lunch and Dinner menus offer two hot meals every day, with each day carefully crafted to provide a balance of the recommended food groups in your child’s diet. The recipe for each dish is carefully conceived to encourage a diverse palette of tastes, whilst teaching about the different food groups, origins of ingredients and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Fresh water is available to the children at all times, we don’t serve any flavored drinks or ‘squash’.

Example Menu
Health and nutrition - The Eat Well Plate

 

 

Green – Fruit & Vegetables

Yellow – Breads, Rice, Potatoes, Pasta & Grains

Blue – Milk & Dairy

Purple – Sweets and Healthy Fatty Foods

Pink – Meat, Fish, Eggs & Beans

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