Meals and healthy eating

Our menu for the week beginning Monday, October 25, 2021 is below.

Please inform the nursery of any updated dietary or allergen requirements for your child.

Monday

Lunch

Turkey meat balls, pasta & carrots with tomato sauce; seasonal fruit

Tea

Mixed finger sandwiches with ham, tuna or cheese; bananas

Vegetarian

Soya meat balls, pasta & carrots with tomato sauce; seasonal fruit salad

Dietary requirements/allergens

-

Tuesday

Lunch

Cheese & potato pie with chopped peppers & sweetcorn; rice pudding with blueberries

Tea

Carrot & thyme muffins with cheese sticks; lemon shortbread

Vegetarian

-

Dietary requirements/allergens

-

Wednesday

Lunch

Theme menu; brownies with vanilla sauce

Tea

Wraps filled with thin chicken slices, grated cheese & carrot; peaches

Vegetarian

Theme menu; brownies with vanilla sauce

Dietary requirements/allergens

-

Thursday

Lunch

Breaded fish, baked beans & rice; jelly with fruit

Tea

Toasted muffins with pate or vegetable spread; melon & pineapple fingers

Vegetarian

Breaded vegetable patties, baked beans & rice; jelly with fruit

Dietary requirements/allergens

-

Friday

Lunch

Chicken and vegetable pie, green beans, baby corn & gravy; stewed apples & custard

Tea

Crackerbread with cheese spread & sliced tomato; flapjack

Vegetarian

Vegetable pie, green beans & baby corn; stewed apples & custard

Dietary requirements/allergens

-

Healthy eating

We understand the importance of promoting and establishing a healthy eating practice from an early age. We provide freshly-prepared meals that are both varied and nutritious.  All of our menus have been checked and approved by the Food For Life nutritionist.  Once our babies are ready to start complementary food we work closely with parents and only use 'real' food no jars or packets.

Our chef cooks with no salt and limited sugar, with a preference for natural sugars if needed.  There is always a good selection of fresh fruit and vegetables and we even grow a few of our own in the nursery garden vegetable beds.

Parents can access the weekly menu on line.  We are always happy to support parents and advise regarding healthy eating.  We also welcome cultural or favourite menu suggestions from parents.  To read more about healthy eating visit our healthy eating policy

The children are provided with a mid morning snack and milk to drink.  Lunch is a main course followed by a healthy dessert.  Tea is a light meal consisting of a savoury dish followed again by a healthy desert with milk to drink.  Water is available all through the day. 

 

We are proud to say we hold the highest Food Standard Award of 5 stars for Health and Hygiene in addition to the Food For Life Award.