Time for Food
We ensure that mealtimes are social events at which children eat together. It provides a fantastic opportunity to promote healthy eating, communication skills, self-serving and safe hygiene practices.
The nursery will provide healthy, balanced and nutritious meals, snacks and drinks. All main meals will include food from the four main food groups (starchy carbohydrates, fruit and vegetables, milk and dairy foods and proteins. No salt will be added to food and food containing high in salt, e.g. gravy granules, stock cubes, ready-made sauces etc. will be used as little as possible. We consider children’s dietary needs when cooking and preparing meals, and will work with the parents/carers to create a substitute menu, to cater for the needs of the child.