At Rudgwick Pre-School we promote healthy eating for all our children - as a varied and nutritious diet, along with good eating habits, are essential for young children’s health, growth and development.
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What We Do
Making snack and lunch social times
When children have their snack they are always sat with other children and a teacher and conversation is encouraged – particularly about food! At lunchtime, children and teachers all sit together to eat and children are supported and encouraged to develop social skills at meal times.
Buying Monday Club snack with the children at the local co-op
We encourage children to try new foods by making regular trips with them to the local Co-op to choose our Monday Club snack.We talk about where food comes from and why we need to be healthy.
Growing our own food
We grow our own fruit and vegetables to encourage the children to get involved and learn about where their food comes from.The children help decide what to grow, prepare the soil, plant the seeds, water the plants, harvest and enjoy eating what we’ve grown!
Healthy eating training
Our staff undertake training on the benefits of healthy eating, portion size and general nutrition.We share what we’ve learnt with parents as much as we can.
Sugar in snacks leaflet
We have produced a leaflet highlighting the amount of sugar that is added to many processed snacks as a guide.
Annual snack survey
We undertake an annual survey of the different snacks that children bring into Pre-school.This is taken over a week and the results are put on our website.
Encourage all children to “try something new” each term
During the last week of every half-term we provide fruit and vegetable snacks for the children to encourage them to “try something new” within a relaxed and social group environment.