Healthy Eating, Menus and Recipes

 Healthy Eating

Healthy eating is not just about what we put on the plate. It is about educating the children and giving them the knowledge and independence to make healthy choices that will leave them in good stead for the future.

Some of the children at The Hamptons Day Nursery eat up to fifteen meals at nursery a week, making this the majority of their weekly nutritional intake. For us, this is a huge responsibility and we want to ensure that everything the children eat is of the best quality, the menus are balanced and the children enjoy their food.

We have our own qualified nutritionist who advises on our menus and plans them in advance. We use good quality ingredients and organic whenever possible, and we cater for all dietary needs and always provide a vegetarian alternative.

We have adopted the code of Practice food and drink guidelines set by the School Food Trust and the practical and nutritional guidelines drawn up by the Caroline Walker trust www.cwt.org.uk.

All dishes are freshly prepared on site and are adapted for individual dietary requirements as necessary. None of our dishes contain GM ingredients, artificial sweeteners or additive.

Children’s Food Trust

We are very proud that we have been awarded the Excellence Award with the children’s food trust.This award is given to a setting that meets their stringent criteria on food policy, menus, dining experiences, staff training and allowing children the opportunity to cook and eat healthily.

This award is given to a setting that meets their stringent criteria on food policy, menus, dining experiences, staff training and allowing children the opportunity to cook and eat healthily. http://www.childrensfoodtrust.org.uk/award . As an Award holder we now:

  • hold a nationally recognised Award from the leading experts in children’s food
  • know we are providing the best nutrition for the children in our care
  • be able to reassure parents and encourage children to make healthy choices
  • shine as a beacon of excellence in our local area.

Our Menus

MENU ONE      MENU TWO          MENU THREE           

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Our Recipes

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