The sharing of refreshments can play an important part in the social life of the Christ Church Nursery as well as reinforcing children's understanding of the importance of healthy eating. Christ Church Nursery will ensure that it fulfils all the requirements of OFSTED and the Department of Health, as follows:

  • All meals and snacks provided are nutritious, avoiding large quantities of fat, sugar, salt, additives, preservatives and colorings.

  • Before a child starts to attend the Christ Church Nursery, staff discuss with parents the child's dietary need including any allergies, and make appropriate arrangements to meet them.

  • Menus are planned in advance and food is offered fresh, wholesome and balanced. Five-a- day portions of fruit and vegetables are provided as recommended by the Department of Health.

  • A diet encompassing food from a range of cultures ensures that children from all backgrounds encounter familiar tastes and that all children have the opportunity also to try different cuisines.

  • The dietary rules of religious groups and also of vegetarians/vegans are known and met in appropriate ways.

  • Water is readily available

  • Menus of meals/snacks are displayed for the information of parents.

  • Milk provided for children is whole and pasteurised

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