Healthy Eating

A Childs diet in the first five years is vitally important; your child needs vital protein, calcium, vitamins and carbohydrates to keep him healthy and different flavours and consistencies to develop his taste buds.

Early experiences of food affect our eating patterns in adult life. And it is known that a child's diet in the early years affects their future health and well-being. For example, deficiencies in nutrients in the early years could lead to future health problems. So, if children learn to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet now, they are likely to continue to do so into adulthood.

Eating a balanced diet also provides them with the vitamins and minerals they need to develop. In addition, healthy eating has been shown to improve learning and behaviour, so food is one of the most important factors in child's nutritional needs.

Under-fives grow and develop in many different ways. To make sure they get a wide range of nutrients, it's important that they eat a balanced diet consisting of foods from the four main food groups:

  • bread, cereals, pulses, rice and potatoes
  • fruit and vegetables
  • milk and dairy foods
  • meat, fish and alternative

We aim to lay down healthy eating patterns that hopefully will stay with your child for life. We provide a nutritious balanced, tasty diet for your child with freshly cooked food, healthy desserts and snacks.

At Leo`s Den Nursery we want meal times to be a sociable and enjoyable experience for your child.

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