"One of the most important ways to help children to eat more healthily is by establishing good food habits in their early years. Research confirms that healthy eating habits in the years before school are very important because they influence growth, development and academic achievement in later life" (Eat Better, Start Better, 2012:4)
At Station House Nursery we follow government guidelines to provide a healthy balanced diet, incorporating the recommended "5 a day".
Everything prepared in the nursery kitchen is home cooked using fresh ingredients, sourced locally to the best of our ability.
The children are encouraged to develop an awareness of healthy eating and practice through taking part in baking and cooking activities where they can explore (using all their senses) a variety of ingredients and develop the skills, techniques and safety awareness required in the preparation of food.
At Station House Nursery we have water stations readily available at all times. The children are encouraged to access the water at any time, to ensure they remain hydrated and to develop their independence in self care.
Eat Better, Start Better (2012) Food Group Guidelines