Healthy Meals and Snacks
The children in the younger room and the Pre-school room all bring in their own packed lunch, we encourage healthy eating at the setting. When you come to book in we will give you a leaflet on some of the foods that you could bring in for your child.children who only do a full day 8.30-4.30 require a packed lunch.
All the packed lunches are stored in the fridge, labelled and dinner time is different times in each room as children's individual needs are different. If you would like to bring in something for us to warm up this is fine as we have the facilities to do this( for the younger children only ). We are asking parents to provide cold dinners for the older children due to the safety guidelines at present . We are asking for the packed lunches to be in carrier bags so all this can be thrown away.
During the day the children will have a snack at 10 am and 1.45 pm and a light tea at 3.30 pm (for those children who require this )provided with a snack this will be homemade and nutritious. Drinks are available throughout the session which consist of ,milk and water.Breakfast is served between 8.30 -9.00am which is fruit, cereal or yogurts.
We have a very experienced kitchen manager Carole Jackson who has over 30 years of cooking for children. If your child has any allergies or dietary requirements she will be more than happy to cater for these.
The copy of the menu is on the notice board .
We also do lots of baking with the children too including making sandwiches, making fruit salads, cakes and biscuits. We let the children make pizzas and they all love Christmas dinner, pancake day and celebrating all the different culture days, trying out new foods.
Healthy is fun!!!
What to include in your child's lunchbox
A healthier lunchbox should:
- be based on starchy carbohydrates (bread, potatoes, rice, pasta)
- include fresh fruit and vegetables/salad
- include a source of protein such as beans and pulses, eggs, fish, meat, cheese (or dairy alternative)
- include a side dish such as a low-fat and lower-sugar yoghurt (or dairy alternative), tea cake, fruit bread, plain rice/corn cakes, homemade plain popcorn, sugar-free jelly
- include a drink such as water, skimmed or semi-skimmed milk, sugar-free or no-added-sugar drinks
The Eatwell Guide shows you how to have a healthy balanced diet and can help you decide what to put in your child's lunchbox.
Find healthy lunchbox ideas at Change4Life.