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Mealtimes

MEAL/SNACK TIMES

 

Every child attending our morning or afternoon sessions are provided with a snack.  The morning snack is always a fruit platter consisting of a wide variety of fruits.  The afternoon snacks consist of foods such as sandwiches, crackers, cheese, pancakes, toast, etc and they are changed on a regular basis.  Snacks are servved in the child's room. Our children are encouraged to learn skills for independance from an early age and are they select what they wish to eat themselves from our menu.  Our daily menu offers a meat or fish and a vegetarian option.

 

LUNCHES

 

Meal times at TLC are happy times where we encourage the children to get involved in the importance of eating healthy food.

 

The children eat 'family style' in our dining room and are encouraged to take part in mealtime conversation and to taste new foods.

 

Our staff encourage children to develop good table manners and also how to eat properly using knifes and forks.

 

Special diets or requests are not a problem and if a child has any food allergies or has any specific dietry requirements, we will at all times endeavour to provide alternative menus.

 

All our meals and snacks are carefully prepared by our trained cook and planned to meet healthy, balanced nutritional requirements.  Our cook freshly prepares all meals and snacks each day using highest quality ingredients. We also endeavour to ensure that we serve meals, which contain only necessary safe preservatives and are without any unnecessary chemicals or additives.

 

Our children are encouraged to eat fruit rather than sweets and drink water or milk rather than other sweetened drinks.

 

Above all the children are involved in the pleasure of a meal, which becomes an educational and social occasion.

 

TOOTH BRUSHING

 

TLC is a SMILE TOO centre, which involves the children brushing their teeth following lunch.

 

SAMPLE LUNCH AND SNACK MENUS

 

Week 1

MORNING SNACK

LUNCH

AFTERNOON SNACK

MONDAY

Fresh fruit platter

Milk

Tomato pasta

Or

Macaroni

(Both served with crusty bread & Salad)

Yoghurt

Wholemeal Sandwiches

Milk

TUESDAY

Fresh fruit platter

Milk

Cottage pie/Quorn cottage pie

Or

Roast breast of chicken

(Gravy optional)

(Both served with creamy mashed potatoes, carrots & brocoli)

Banana Split

Crackers with various toppings

Milk

WEDNESDAY

Fresh fruit platter

Milk

Mini fish cakes

Or

Vegetable Rissoles

(Both served with salad, coleslaw, sweetcorn)

Mandarin pieces in fruit jelly

Buttered toast with marmite

THURSDAY

Fresh fruit platter

Milk

Vegetable bolognaise

Or

Minced Beef Bolognese

(Both served with spaghetti & garlic bread)

Chocolate krispie cake

Breadsticks/Apples & Raisins

Milk

FRIDAY

Fresh fruit platter

Milk

Chicken noodle soup

Or

Vegetable soup

Crusty bread

Sandwich selection

Shortbread

HomemadePancakes

Chopped Bananas

Milk

 

Week 2

MORNING SNACK

LUNCH

AFTERNOON SNACK

MONDAY

Fresh fruit platter

Milk

Lentil soup

Or

Tomato soup

Crusty bread

Sandwhich selection

Yoghurt

Filled Rolls

Milk

TUESDAY

Fresh fruit platter

Milk

Mini Fish cakes

Or

Sweetcorn fritters

(Both served with crispy potato cubes & salad selection)

Ice cream cornet

Homemade Pancakes & banana

Milk

WEDNESDAY

Fresh fruit platter

Milk

Mince Pie

Served with creamy mashed potatoes & seasonal vegetables

Or

Tuna pasta

Served with sweetcorn & salad selection

Strawberry jelly & cream

Various Sandwhiches

Milk

THURSDAY

Fresh fruit platter

Milk

Macaroni cheese

Served with crusty bread, salad and coleslaw

Or

Hedgehogs, Mashed potatoes & Beans

Chocolate or jam roly-poly

Breadsticks, apples & raisins

Milk

FRIDAY

Fresh fruit platter

Milk

Pork sausage & bean pie

Or

Quorn sausage & bean pie

(Both served with creamy mashed potatoes & seasonal vegetables)

Fairy cake

Crackers with cheesy spread

Milk

 

Week 3

MORNING SNACK

LUNCH

AFTERNOON SNACK

MONDAY

Fresh fruit platter

Milk

Tuna pasta

Or

Macaroni

(Both served with crusty bread, sweetcorn & salad)

Yoghurt

Breadsticks, apples & raisins

Milk

TUESDAY

Fresh fruit platter

Milk

Stewed Pork sausage in onion gravy

Or

Quorn sausage

(Both served with creamy mashed potatoes, Carrots)

Chocolate krispie cake

Crackers & Cheesy Spread

Milk

WEDNESDAY

Fresh fruit platter

Milk

lentil soup

Or

Chicken noodle soup

Sandwhich selection

Crusty Bread

Icecream with raspberry sauce

Vegetable Crudites

Milk

THURSDAY

Fresh fruit platter

Milk

Spaghetti meatballs in tomato sauce

Or

Spaghetti Napoli

(Both served with salad selection or beans)

Stawberries in jelly with cream

Apple Wedges

Cheerios

Milk

FRIDAY

Fresh fruit platter

Milk

Steak pie

Or

Creamy vegetable pie

(Both served with potatoes & seasonal vegetables)

Fresh fruit

Homemade Pancakes

Chopped Bananas

Milk