Healthy Eating

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Bright Stars Nursery provide a selection of healthy menus prepared daily on our premises. We have experienced Nursery Chefs who ensure that children are provided with healthy balanced meals prepared with good quality ingredients and plenty of fresh fruit & vegetables. Our Menus reflect the cultures of the children at the settings and include many dishes from all over the world, including recipes from families at our nurseries. The nurseries cater for a variety of dietary requirements and our chefs can prepare alternative dishes when required. Please refer to menu guides at individual nurseries for more information.

At Bright Stars Nursery meal times are a social occasion with children sitting in small groups supported by a member of our staff. Children aged 2 and above are encouraged to serve themselves and pour their own drinks. We often encourage children to participate in making their own tea of sandwiches or healthy vegetable pizzas and involve them in healthy cooking activities and discussions around healthy eating. Our nursery babies are provided with pureed, semi-pureed or chopped food prepared to suit their developmental stage.

 

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Sample Menu

Snack Lunch Tea

MONDAY

 

Bagels with cream cheese

Milk/ water to drink


Chicken Fajitas with
Tomato vegetable rice

Stewed apple and ice cream

DF ice cream

Jacket potato with tuna

Jam tart

 

TUESDAY

 

Apple, orange,pear and melon

Milk/ water to drink

Beef Lasagne with salad and

garlic bread

DF-dairy free Lasagne

Jelly and fruit cocktail

Spaghetti hoops on toast

Cooked pear and custard

DF alpro custard

 

WEDNESDAY

 

Tomato soup with crusty bread

Iced cake with sprinkles

DF/EF dairy cake

Fish fingers, potato wedges

And beans

Apple and blackberry crumble

With custard

DF custard

Tomato soup with crusty bread

Iced cake with sprinkles

DF/EF dairy cake

 

THURSDAY

 

Vegetable sticks with tzatziki

DF salsa dip

Milk/ water to drink

Chicken sausage toad in the hole

New potatoes and mixed vegetables

Df-Soya milk used

Rice pudding

DF rice pudding

Cheese and tomato pizza

DF- no cheese pizza

Fruit flapjack

Df- flapjack

 

FRIDAY

 

Pitta bread with hummus

 

Milk/ water to drink

Shepherds pie, carrots, peas

and broccoli

Lemon sponge with lemon curd cream

DF/EF- Dairy/egg free cake and alpro cream

Chicken wraps and salad

Fruit salad

Notes:

  1. Menus will be adapted to suit different ages of children. (Food will be pureed, mashed or chopped where necessary)
  2. Menus will be adapted to take account of cultural, religious, or dietary requirements.
  3. Children will be offered water or milk with meals and throughout the day.
  4. Where fresh fruit/vegetables appears, a selection of seasonal fruit and vegetables will be used.
  5. All our food is freshly cooked daily using the best quality ingredients.
  6. Alternatives to the daily menus may be offered if necessary.