Healthy Eating at Beechwood
Nutritious cooked lunches are provided to all children who attend over the lunch period. As well as this, drinks and a variety of healthy snacks are available during both morning and afternoon sessions.
An afternoon snack tea is provided for those children attending after 4:00pm, to sustain them until they go home.
We use professional outside caterers to provide nutritious lunches. We have used their services for more than 20 years. Menus change from week to week on a four week rolling basis and are constantly revised to ensure they exceed the latest guidelines.
When children start at nursery we ask parents to complete an ‘All About Me’ survey, which includes a section on your child’s dietary requirements. We make sure that the caterer provides options that meet all such requirements.
All settings have staff who are fully trained in food handling.
At our Jeanni’s setting, all meals are prepared onsite from fresh ingredients. Again, menus cycle on a weekly basis and are changed seasonally. All meals and snacks exceed the USDA childcare food program guidelines.