Healthy Eating


At the pre-school we provide a snack to the children everyday where they can sit down and enjoy a variety of snacks such as fresh fruit and vegetables including grapes, apples, carrots, cucumber, bananas and also cereal and toast; we also provide milk and water to drink.

We believe that it is important that children have a healthy lunch. Here are some different ideas on what can be put into your childs lunch box to ensure they are eating a variety of healthy food.

Sandwiches

These can be made from different types of bread. Why not try wholemeal, granary, high-fibre white, pittas, french bread or bagels. You could also incorporate different types of fillings such as:

  • Grated cheese & carrot
  • Cheese & cucumber
  • Tuna & sweetcorn
  • Chicken, lettuce & tomato
  • Salmon
  • Hummus
  • Mashed banana

Fruit & Veg

You could also include some of the following as a part of your childs 5-a-day.

  • Celery sticks
  • Carrot sticks
  • Cucumber chunks
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Baby sweetcorn
  • Raisins
  • Seedless grapes
  • Clementines
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Plums
  • Fruit Salad

Other Ideas

  • Bread sticks
  • Teacakes
  • Scones
  • Yoghurts
  • Pasta salad
  • Malt loaf
  • Cheese & crackers
  • Rice cakes
  • Quiche
  • Fromage Frais


Drinks

Avoid sugary and fizzy drinks. Healthier options include:

  • Milk
  • Smoothies
  • Yoghurt drinks
  • Water
  • Fruit juice
  • Milk drink

Keep your childs lunchbox cool by including a frozen juice box or small ice pack. Packing their lunch in a small insulated coolbag may also help.