Hunny Nurseries


Nurseries based in Leicestershire

Nutrition

By on 24th August 2016

11At the Hunny Nurseries we strive to promote healthy meals and snacks that are both balanced and nutritious. Children have access to drinking water via a water station and theses are located in all their rooms. All of our meals consist of breakfast, lunch, tea, a mid morning snack and a mid afternoon snack. These are based on a four week rota. We operate an summer and a winter menu to offer plenty of culinary dishes and choice.

Aims

  • To encourage children to understand the effect a healthy diet has on their well-being
  • To encourage children to choose healthy foods
  • To encourage children to keep hydrated during the day through the use of the drinking stations.
  • To provide a healthy lunch box for all outings the children take part in.

Objectives

  • To provide opportunities for cooking
  • To provide opportunities to grow and harvest fruit and vegetables in our green house and veg tubs.
  • To encourage the children with serving and preparing all meals

Promoting Healthy Eating

  • Daily milk is provided for all children
  • Daily fruit and veg are also provided and we aim to achieve 4 servings per day
  • We monitor children’s snacks, meals and drinks.
  • We ask parents to send in a healthier alternative to chocolate and sweets to share with the class when celebrating a birthday

12We provide freshly cooked food each day from our team of highly skilled cooks. Food facts that represent our nursery are:

  • 90% of our menu items are produced from fresh quality ingredients each day.
  • Items like fish fingers & chicken Goujons are made from pieces of fish and chicken and have nothing else added other than bread crumbs
  • Because most food is produced from scratch we can ensure there are no additives or preservatives present and none of our products contain MSG or GM.
  • All our recipes for desserts are modified to reduce fat & sugar.
  • We aim to achieve 4 fruit or vegetables servings each day which is provided to the children through our healthy, nutritional and well balanced summer / winter menus both of which are followed over a four week plan.

We have an excellent food hygiene rating with a top score of 5.

Sample of our menus

MENU: WEEK ONE

MON
TUES
WED
THURS
FRI
Dinner
Orange fish with vegetable rice Homemade chicken and pepper pizza with new potatoes Ratatouille lasagna and garlic bread One pot honey chicken with  veg Shepherds Pie and Vegetables
Dessert
Coconut kisses Tropical fruit salad Cornflake Cakes Fruit fondue Chocolate and beetroot cakes
Tea
Chessy Wedges with baked beans Broccoli soup with homemade bread Selection of sandwiches with crisps Tomato and Vegetable Pasta Quiche and Salad
Dessert
Ice cream Banana cupcakes Jelly Yoghurts Fresh fruit

MENU: WEEK TWO

MON
TUES
WED
THURS
FRI
Dinner
Cheese and Potatoes Pie with baked  beans Summer Lamb Ragu Pork Stroganoff with Rice Salmon and Pasta Broccoli Bake with Cucumber Sticks Chicken and Spring Vegetable Pie with Baby New Potatoes
Dessert
Fruit Jam Tarts Melting Moments Rice Crispy Cakes Trifle
Tea
Homemade Chicken Goujons With Vegi Sticks Carrot and Coriander Soup with Home made Bread Jacket Potatoes and Tuna Mix Vegi Pizzas Spaghetti on Toast
Dessert
Pineapple upside down cake Fruit Stawberry Whip Ice Cream Cones Homemade Biscuits

MENU: WEEK THREE

MON
TUES
WED
THURS
FRI
Dinner
Moroccan Lamb served with Cous Cous Fruity chicken curry served with  rice Spinach and sweetcorn quiche with new potatoes Penne bolognaise Homemade crunchy fish fingers served with potatoes and minted  peas
Dessert
Fruit Raison flapjack Fairy cakes Fruity jelly Strawberry short cake
Tea
Cheesy Nachos with salsa and sour cream Jacket potatoes with beans and salad Chili con carne served with rice Sandwiches and vegetable sticks Tomato and pepper soup served with garlic bread
Dessert
Homemade biscuits Sweet berry fool Fresh fruit salad Cherry cakes Ice cream Cones

MENU: WEEK FOUR

MON
TUES
WED
THURS
FRI
Dinner
Yum Yum chicken with new potatoes and green beans Cheesy vegetable pasta bake Indian fish served with rice One pot Minted Lamb and New potatoes with Sweetcorn Mediterranean Pork Served with Cous Cous
Dessert
Fruit salad Chocolate chip cookies Ice cream served with Homemade Fruity sauce Fruit Cakes Fruit
Tea
Vegetable  soup with homemade bread Beans on Toast Sausages in Rolls Cheese and Tomato Tart served with salad sticks Crackers and Oatcakes with Cheese and Apple slices
Dessert
Yoghurts Fruit Oaty Biscuits Jelly Peach melba cake