(To be read and used with the Health and Hygiene Policy and Procedure)
It is the policy of Llangyfelach Primary Wraparound to promote a healthy lifestyle when providing food or food-related activities to children.
We do this by:
Seeking advice from the Food Standards Agency where needed.
Taking account of and learning from Food and Health Guidelines for Early Years and Childcare Settings (Welsh Assembly Government/Health Challenge Wales, March 2009).
Noting information about their child and family needs provided by parents/carers at admission.
Involving parents/carers and children in the on-going development and review of this policy.
Displaying our weekly menus in advance.
Encouraging parents/carers to make menu suggestions.
Ensuring that we use an inclusive approach to meeting children’s dietary/cultural/health and age and stage needs when providing food and food-related activities.
Ensuring staff receive training about healthy eating and food safety.
Offering nutritious foods at snack and meal times that meet the children’s individual dietary needs.
Providing fresh drinking water throughout each session.
Avoiding foods that contain high proportions of fat, sugar or salt and the use of foods containing additives, preservatives and colourings are minimised.
Keeping parents/carers informed about what their child eats; their likes and dislikes as new tastes are developed.
Encouraging children to try a range of food experiences and activities that broaden their taste and understanding of their own and other cultures, in addition to valuing and respecting other traditions.
Ensuring that food that is part of a celebratory event is discussed in advance and continues to meet this policy and procedure.
Encouraging children to access outdoor activities.
Never using food as a form of punishment.
Giving children the time they need to eat and drink.
Using appropriate furniture, crockery and cutlery and serving food in ways that develop and encourage social skills.
Ensuring adults sit with children at meal times and model and encourage social skills and behaviour.
Ensuring that any food waste is disposed of in ways that care for our environment.
This Healthy Eating policy and procedure was passed for use in Llangyfelach Primary Wraparound
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