All food is prepared on the premises on a daily basis by our qualified chef, using fresh ingredients or, when this is not possible, using healthy alternative convenience products. All our fruit/veg and meat is bought from high quality local suppliers, namely Asda for the fruit and Pasture Farm Foods Butchers for the meat.
Sample Menu for fully weaned children:
|BREAKFAST||A.M. SNACK||LUNCH||P.M. SNACK||DINNER|
|MON||Choice of Weetabix, Rice Crispies, Cornflakes, Porridge, Toast & Spreads||Fresh Orange Slices||Fish Fingers with Potato Wedges and Mushy Peas
|Selection of Berries||Pizza Slices
|TUES||Choice of Weetabix, Rice Crispies, Cornflakes, Porridge, Toast & Spreads||Crudités & Dips||Pork Meatballs in Herby Tomato Sauce with Broccoli & Noodles
Chocolate Banana Whip
|Kiwi Fruit||Sausage Rolls & Beans
|WEDS||Choice of Weetabix, Rice Crispies, Cornflakes, Porridge, Toast & Spreads||Pineapple & Cheese Platter||Pasta Bolognese, Carrots and Garlic Bread
|Natural Yoghurt with Fruit|| Meat & Cheese (or other filling) Sandwiches
|THUR||Choice of Weetabix, Rice Crispies, Cornflakes, Porridge, Toast & Spreads||Slice Honeydew Melon||Chicken Casserole, Potato Wedges & Sweetcorn
|French sticks /Melba toast & paste||Chicken salad sandwiches or Vegetable/Chicken Soup & bread
|FRI||Choice of Weetabix, Rice Crispies, Cornflakes, Porridge, Toast & Spreads||Cheese & Crackers||Sausage and Tomato Pasta Bake & Green Beans
|Fresh Apples||Beans on Toast
Cookies & Milkshake
Menus are displayed on the notice boards outside each room for parents to view.
All allergens are displayed on the menu’s. Please inform us of any special dietary requirements, which we will gladly cater for.
Some nutrition and dietetic experts believe that a baby’s diet should be made up of a balance of commercial baby foods and homemade meals. Commercial foods are fortified with vitamins and minerals to replace those lost in processing, whilst home-made food can introduce your baby to a greater variety of textures. At Toddle In, we follow these recommendations and so each day, provide a mixture of both types of food.
Toddle In is accredited by East Lancashire’s Oral Health Promotion Department in its Smile for Life Training and employs the Smile for Life philosophies. The initiative includes practises such as encouraging the consumption of milk and/or water at mealtimes, avoiding juices, cordials and fizzy drinks. The provision of healthy, sugar-free snacks as alternatives to those containing different forms of sugar and the correct use of dummies, bottles and feeding cups to maximise good oral health are also used. All children are provided with a toothbrush and are encouraged to clean their teeth daily after lunch and staff are on hand to demonstrate good brushing techniques.