Healthy Eating Policy

A good balanced diet is vital for children to develop healthily along with fresh air and regular exercise.

I have  a vast knowledge of nutrition, I am happy to provide all children in my care with healthy meals, snacks and drinks, or to cook/serve food provided by their parents.

I encourage children to choose healthy options and to experiment by trying new foods from other cultures.

Children are expected to sit up at the table and eat their food, I encourage good manners and I take this opportunity to ask the children individually about their day.

Children are encouraged to help in the preparation of food and meals. I am happy to discuss menus with parents and cater for children with different food allergies and cultural/religious requirements. If your child has any particular dislikes or favourite dishes please let me know.

I will record what the younger child have eaten and approximate amounts in their daily diary. If you have any concerns regarding diet/menu/quantity please do not hesitate to discuss it with me.

I am happy to support you if you are weaning your baby. I have a blender and am willing to make pureed dishes if required.

I do not permit children to have fizzy drinks, unless it is a special occasion. Children are offered water or milk.

I do not encourage children to eat sweets on a regular basis, however I do sometimes offer sweets for special occasions. Please let me know what, if any sweets you permit your child to eat depending on dietary requirements.

I respectfully ask that chocolate, sweets and other treats are NOT brought to the setting as children don’t understand why one can have but not the other, this does not apply to birthday, Easter or Christmas treats that may be brought in to share with the group.

 

Reviewed  16/01/2018 by Heidi Sharp

 

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