At Little Owls we actively encourage children and parents/carers to participate in our healthy eating policy.
We are committed to providing healthy and nutritious food and drinks for all children. We strive to ensure all children's dietary needs are catered for and we are sensitive to dietary requirements for all cultural, religious and individual preferences.
Staff who handle or prepare food have up to date Food Handling Certificates and are fully trained in food storage, preparation, and food safety. Staff follow the Hygiene procedures laid out in our Health & Safety Policy when preparing food and drink.
Children help participate in menu planning and are given guidance to make healthy choices.
We encourage children to become actively involved in the choosing, preparing and serving of snacks. All staff will be careful to ensure the safety of children and themselves when using any equipment in food and drink preparation.
Parents/carers can complete a confidential form, which includes information about any special dietary requirements or allergies the child/children may have. This information is shared with the nursery manager and staff to safeguard their health and meet as far as possible their preferences.
Fresh drinking water is readily available for the children to access throughout the day and healthy and nutritious snacks are provided to all children in both the morning and afternoon