Nutrition

Fresh meals are cooked daily.  We offer a healthy and nutritious menu and have welcomed advice from food trading standards who we invited to analyse the food we offer ensuring that children are offered the recommending quantities of all food groups.  Children are offered five portions of fruit and vegetables each day. We are happy to hear parent/carers views and work with you. We invite families in to liaise with our cook, ensuring that special dietary requirements eg, allergies/religious beliefs, cultural diversities are catered for.  We aim to meet all individual needs and minimise the risk of any allergic reactions. We operate a self-service snack bar (am) for our two years plus children encouraging independence. Meal times are a sociable time when children enjoy sitting down together with familiar staff for lunch and tea. Children are encouraged to use cutlery appropriately and help is at hand if needed. Through staff interaction children learn about healthy foods and the importance of good hygiene.  Fresh drinking water is available for all the children throughout the day, with milk and fruit juice being offered at snack and meal times.

Ofsted Report 2013 Children enjoy the wholesome, nutritious food they receive at the nursery.  Menus are seasonal and include a wide variety of fruit and vegetables.  Children learn about making healthy choices and are keen to discover where food comes from.  

Sample Menu

WEEK 1

1 2 3 4 5

SNACK

Rice Cakes and toppings 

 

Fruit

Pitta Bread

(Cereals Containing Gluten)

Vegetable Sticks and humous  Cheese and Crackers

 

LUNCH

Tomato and Olive Pasta

(cereals containing gluten)

Shepard’s pie and vegetables (cereal containing gluten)

Roast Dinner

(milk)

Homemade Turkey Burgers with potatoes and vegetables 

(Egg)

Chicken Curry

(Cereals containing gluten)

Fruit Salad

Yogurt

    (milk)

 

Ice Cream and Berries 

(milk)

Rice Pudding

(Milk)

Fruit Sorbet sticks 

TEA

Chilli Con Carne served with rice. 

(Cereals containing gluten)

 

 

Salmon, Broccoli and Tomato Pasta

(Cereals containing gluten)

Baked Bean and Cheese Jacket Potatoes

(milk)

 

Beef and Vegetable casserole served with rice

 

 

Macaroni cheese and vegetables 

(Milk, Cereals containing gluten) 

 

 Flap Jack

Fruit Bar  

(Cereal Containing Gluten )

Fruit

Banana Split

(Milk)

Cake(Cereal Containing Gluten)

Various allergens are named under the above food that contain these referring to The food Information Regulation 2014 list which consists of 14 major allergens.A choice of water and diluted fresh fruit juice is served with every lunchtime meal. At snack and teatime a choice of water or milk if offered. Celery, Cereals containing gluten ( Such as wheat, Rye, Barley, Oats), Crustaceans, Eggs, Fish, Milk, Molluscs, Mustard, Nuts, Peanuts, Sesame Seeds, Soya. For more information visit food.gov.uk/allergy or nhs.uk/conditions/allergies