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The Nursery Kitchen

The nursery menu is always designed by the nursery chef to ensure that throughout the week the children are offered a variety of food groups. We have consistantly been awarded 5 stars after our food hygiene inspections. All food is sourced locally where it can be and we have fresh fruit and vegetables delivered daily. All meat is delivered by Pynes of Somerset and is of the highest quality.

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Summer 2019 Menu - click here to view

Spring 2019 Menu - click here to view

Autumn 2018 Menu - click here to view

Eatwell Guide

How does the Eatwell Guide work?

The Eatwell Guide divides the foods we eat and drink into 5 main food groups.

Try to choose a variety of different foods from each of the groups to help you get the wide range of nutrients your body needs to stay healthy.

It's important to get some fat in your diet, but foods that are high in fat, salt and sugar have been placed outside of the circular image as they're not necessary as part of a healthy, balanced diet and most of us need to cut down on these.

Unsaturated fats from plant sources (for example, vegetable oil or olive oil) are healthier types of fat.

But all types of fat are high in energy (calories), so they should only be eaten in small amounts.

On average, women should have around 2,000 calories a day (8,400 kilojoules) and men should have around 2,500 calories a day (10,500 kilojoules). Most adults consume more calories than they need.

Find out how food labels can help you choose between foods and pick those lower in calories, fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt.

 

Combination foods

Many foods, such as pizzas, casseroles, pasta dishes and sandwiches, are combinations of the food groups in the Eatwell Guide.

With these meals, check the ingredients and think about how these fit with the sections on the guide to help you achieve a balanced diet.

 

Does the Eatwell Guide apply to everyone?

The Eatwell Guide applies to most of us, whether we're a healthy weight or overweight, whether we eat meat or are vegetarian, and no matter what our ethnic origin.

Anyone with special dietary requirements or medical needs might want to check with a registered dietitian on how to adapt the Eatwell Guide to meet their individual needs.

 

Children under the age of 2

The Eatwell Guide does not apply to children under the age of 2 because they have different nutritional needs.

Between the ages of 2 and 5, children should gradually move to eating the same foods as the rest of the family in the proportions shown in the Eatwell Guide.

Read more about babies, toddlers and young children's nutritional needs in Your baby's first solid foods.

 

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Click here to download a PDF copy of the Eatwell Guide

Click here to download the Eatwell guidlines on fruit and vegetables

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Click here to download the Eatwell guidlines on fruit and vegetables

Click here to download the Eatwell guidlines on oils and spreads

Click here to download the Eatwell guidlines on dairy and alternatives

Click here to download the Eatwell guidlines on beans, pulses, fish, eggs and meat

Click here to download the Eatwell guidlines on food allergies

Click here to download the Eatwell guidlines on high fat

Click here to download the Eatwell guidlines on water