Nutrition for Children


Children start learning about food at a very early age. The messages they receive during this time lay the foundations for the choices they make about food as they move up to school and beyond.

We operate a no sugar and no salt policy. We follow all the government standards and are regulated by Ofsted, to ensure healthy, nutritious meals.

The nutrient and food based government standards aim to make the food offered healthier by:
  • Increasing the vitamin and mineral content
  • Decreasing the saturated fat and sugars

There are four main groups which contain guidelines that we follow; the main groups are below but there also other guidelines which intertwine these groups.

  • Guidelines for starchy foods
  • Guidelines for fruit and vegetables
  • Guidelines for meat, fish, eggs and beans, other non-dairy sources of protein
  • Guidelines for milk and dairy foods

These guidelines are used to prepare, plan and cook the children healthy and balanced menus.

If you would like more advice on the menu’s and cooking methods please pop in and visit our chef Pat who will be happy to provide taste samples and recipes.