At Alpha Preschool we believe that having a healthy balanced diet is of the highest importance and essential in supporting children's physical and emotional development. Developing good eating habits early on in life will lay the foundations for future health. Therefore, we encourage the children to eat nutritious and healthy food. We also understand and take into consideration that every child is unique, and appetite will often vary.
Snack and Lunch times are social events here at Alpha preschool, and we encourage discussions about healthy living, what we are eating, and how it is good for our bodies. With this in mind we would appreciate your support at home by promoting healthy eating and discussing food choices with your children.
Eating well is important and children need to eat well as it will give them energy and vital nutrients to grow and develop, be healthy and active. A healthy enjoyable snack and lunch gives the children the energy they need to play.
Snack time at Alpha preschool always consists of choice of fruits or vegetables, alongside a healthy snack that is generally low in sugar and salt. This could be anything from a small cracker or breadstick. Our snack table is put out around 10am and children have the chance to come and choose what fruit or vegetable they want; we encourage independence during snack time but of course an adult is always present to help and supervise. Water and Semi–Skimmed Milk is also out at snack time and drinking water is freely available throughout the day.
Pack a healthy lunchbox
For more ideas on Healthy Eating and What to pack in your child's lunchbox please visit:
Change4Life - >>www.nhs.uk/change4life
The Eatwell Guide – >>https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/the-eatwell-guide
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