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Food & Nutrition

“A Healthy diet and Regular physical activity are crucial for a healthy childhood”

Pre-birth to Three. Positive Outcomes for Scotland’s Children and Families, National Guidance, Learning and Teaching Scotland, 2010.

At Bonnington House Nursery we feel it is highly important that children are provided with a healthy balanced diet. Therefore we have developed our menu using guidance and recipes from leading nutritionists.

One more distinguishing feature of our menu is our homegrown produce. Children will have full participation in growing plants to eat in our nursery garden, where they will be gaining a knowledge and understanding of how fruit and vegetables grow, and they will be keen to try their produce. What better way to encourage children to eat their greens?

Vegetarian options are always available. We will keep vegetarian meals as healthy and varied as the non-vegetarian meals using vegetables, quorn and soya substitutes. All allergy and dietary requirements are catered for.

Meal times are viewed as a social occasion and staff will sit at the table with the children, and usually share some of the nursery lunch with them, role modeling good table manners and social skills.

When weaning your baby, please speak to your child’s key person, so that we can follow your requirements. Our specialist baby room team will be available to give advice and support when it is time to start weaning.

Morning snack is served with water or milk.

Lunch and Afternoon snack are served with water. Lunch is a two course meal.
Fresh drinking water is available throughout the day, through our serve yourself snack bars.  The morning snack is carbohydrate based (for example breadsticks, toast, cereal or muffins) served with fruit, providing energy for the rest of the day, and the afternoon snack follows the nursery menu and contains fruit or vegetables.

A Note on Puddings A pudding is served everyday with our hot lunch. For children under 2 years old, the pudding will be natural yogurt and fresh fruit. For children 2-5 years old, a variety of puddings are on offer.

Child Involvment Children participate in the preparation of food through baking classes, helping creating the weekly soups with Robert, and by cutting fruits and vegetables for snack times. Children are always encouraged to clear their own plates and leftover food into designated food waste bins for recycling purposes.

>Menu January 2020

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