The kitchen at Charnwood is rated as a 5* (very good) establishment by the Food Standards Agency. We have a healthy eating policy which applies throughout the day including lunch and snacks. Within a varied menu, individual needs are met and special diets including allergies accommodated. There is usually a hot dish of the day, or a salad selection, and a dessert, and children are encouraged to try different tastes.
Snacks are available during each nursery session, including salad, fruit and a variety of home made dips and breads. As part of the nursery experience, the children are sometimes involved in preparing and cooking food which they can then eat as snack. Milk and drinking water are available at snack time and with lunch and drinking water is also available throughout the day.
Healthy eating also involves good social habits. Therefore, as they sit together, children are encouraged to help one another (e.g. pouring drinks), to say please and thank-you, and to develop good eating skills.