Human Resources

Healthy eating

We regard meal times and snack times as an important part of our day.  Eating represents a social time for children when practitioners help children to adopt healthy eating habits.  Special dietary requirements will be catered for.

Meals

  • Mid morning:  snack with milk or water
  • Lunch:  two course cooked meal provided by the University kitchens
  • Mid afternoon:  snack with milk or water
  • Tea:  provided by parents, can be cooked (facilities avalable for reheating) or snack (eg sandwich) 

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Fresh drinking water is available throughout the day.  At least one snack provided each day will consist of fruit. 

Parents of babies will prior to weening will be advised by Baby Room staff on food provided.

We are currently participating in the Healthy Early Years Initiative and have gained the Healthy Eating Award.. The aim is to establish good eating practices and behaviours in order to prevent life long conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancers. It will also help reduce iron and calcium deficiencies and tooth decay.