The children can have either milk or water at snack/meal times and water is available in all the classrooms throughout the day. We grow our own fruit and vegetables which include potatoes, carrots, raspberries and herbs. We have an apple tree and a very prolific plum tree. The children enjoy baking using our fruit and vegetables. Sometimes they even make their own dinner such as soup a vegetable pizza or a plum crumble.
We regard meals and snacks at Parkfield as an opportunity to interact socially and as such the children and staff all sit down together to eat
If your child has any allergies or intolerance's to some types of foods, please ensure you tell you tell us at nursery and we will be able to provide for each child’s individual needs.
Have Fun with Food
A great way of getting your child to enjoy meals and snacks is by making them seem fun! Try cutting up fruit into a smiley face or anything else your child enjoys. This will give them an extra incentive to eat the nutritious food and stay healthy. There are plenty of ways you can get your child to have fun with food, even if it’s just the classic airplane spoon! Just be creative.
It is just as important for your child to have a balanced diet at home. Life can get very busy so finding nutritious meals that are easy to make and that your child will love can be challenging. If you are having trouble trying to find meals that contributes to a balanced diet check out the Change 4 Life
website. They have lots of recipes and ideas for healthy snacks and meals
At Parkfield we have been awarded the Governments’ Smile4Life
Award. This achievement recognises the importance we place on providing a healthy environment for the children in our care. We are committed to ensuring that our children and their parents have access to information on a huge range of healthy living topics which are vital in our children’s formative years. These topics include healthy eating, oral hygiene and physical activity.
If you would to find out more information about our nursery then be sure to get in touch with the Parkfield team. We will be happy to answer any questions you have. Simply call us on 01228 543034
or fill out our contact form