Kids in Vegetable Farm

Healthy Food

Mealtimes are Happy!

Mealtimes are happy, social occasions for the children. Staff and children enjoy lots of positive interactions. 

 

We are committed to offering children homemade, healthy, nutritious and balanced meals and snacks. Dietary requirements are catered for. Fresh drinking water, milk, fruit and yoghurt are available throughout the day.

We use the ‘eat better, start better’ to plan our menus. We promote self-help skills by encouraging the children to serve themselves at meal times.

Example Weekly Menu

Breakfast Served Between 8:00am - 9:00am
Lunch Served Between 11:30am - 12:00pm
Dinner Served Between 3:30pm - 4:00pm 

Monday

  • Toast or a selection of cereals

  • Shepherd’s pie with seasonal vegetables

  • Rice pudding

  • Picnic tea

Tuesday

  • Toast or a selection of cereals

  • Spaghetti bolognese & garlic bread

  • Banana and custard

  • Vegetable soup & bread roll

Wednesday

  • Toast or a selection of cereals

  • Chicken curry with rice

  • Fresh fruit salad

  • Homemade pizza on wholemeal pitta bread with a choice of toppings

Thursday

  • Toast or a selection of cereals

  • Herby salmon pasta bows with broccoli and wholemeal baguette

  • Soreen Malt Loaf

  • Scrambled Eggs on Toast

Friday

  • Toast or a selection of cereals

  • Hot pot

  • Selection of fruit and yoghurt

  • Cheese, crackers and pate

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Teeth Cleaning

As part of our commitment to good oral health, we encourage the children to clean their teeth once during their session.

 

Each child has their own toothbrush and these are hygienically stored in Brush Buses in your child’s playroom. Younger children are supported by staff to clean their teeth, older children or when the child is ready, are encouraged to carry out this life skill independently. 

Fluoride toothpaste is used and contains the recommended amount of fluoride for children.

All staff have been trained in Dental Hygiene.