Nursery meals and snacks are an important part of the day at Pride & Joy. They present the opportunity for social interaction between children and adults. As well as the chance to teach the children about healthy eating.
We use meal and snack times to help children to develop their independence. This is achieved by children making their own choices. By serving food, drink and also feeding themselves.
The Pre-School Learning Alliance has extensive resources and materials which are available to us. This enables us to promote healthy eating.
Before a child starts at nursery, we ask their parents about their dietary requirements, including any allergies. With this information we provide nutritious food which is consistent with each child’s dietary needs and preference, as well as parents’ wishes.
All our nursery meals and snacks contain nutritious food. We make a point of avoiding large quantities of saturated fat, sugar, salt, artificial additives, preservatives and colourings.
In order to protect children with food allergies, we discourage children from sharing and swapping their food with one another.