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Food and Nutrition

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As members, we are committed to ‘Good nutritional practice’.

At Fennies, we value the importance of good nutritional practice in each of our settings and this is represented in our commitment to becoming an accredited member of the Early Years Nutrition Partnership programme.

Early Years Nutrition Partnership are a national social enterprise who alongside the Pre-school Learning Alliance and the British Nutrition Foundation, aim to improve the future health outcomes of young children by setting a standard for nutritional practice in Early Years settings.

Fennies will be working towards becoming an accredited member of the EYNP programme committed to good early years nutritional practice. We work together with our dedicated nutrition professionals Catherine Lippe and Dr Janet Aylott to build on existing practices and implement new ones.

“We are really excited to be working with Fennies to support the staff across all the nurseries to work towards the EYNP Quality Mark. The programme is so valuable as it helps to not only improve the knowledge and understanding of staff in food and nutrition, but to involve the children as part of their learning and development too. The result – a richer nutrition environment from the food that is served, to food and nutrition based learning activities and a brighter all round approach to healthy eating for staff and children.” – EYNP

We value how crucial it is to make each meal time a positive experience and build on the children’s relationship with food and their attitudes to a healthy lifestyle. Through our partnership with EYNP, we are demonstrating an ongoing commitment to ensure we are providing the children in our care with nutritious meals, guiding them to build a positive relationship with food and educating them on the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

This outstanding practice is implemented through tailored support, training and resources that provide our staff teams with the knowledge, expertise and confidence to deal with allergies and intolerance’s and fully understand the nutrition requirements specific to children under the age of 5.

Our nursery menus have been given the seal of approval by the EYNP and each recipe is freshly prepared on site by our in house Nursery Chefs who cater to all dietary requirements, from younger babies who are weaning to children with specific allergies and intolerance’s and those with individual dietary requirements.

Meal time is such a big part of Life at Fennies and we are enormously proud of our ongoing partnership with EYNP. If you want to find out more about Food and Nutrition at Fennies, visit your local nurseryand meet with one of our wonderful Nursery Managers.

What’s on the menu?

Take a look at our Autumn/Winter menu and the delicious dishes that are currently being enjoyed by children at Fennies.

Recipes to try at home

We are often asked by parents for recipes of the children’s favourite meals so that you can recreate them at home.
We have put together a selection of the most requested and favourites for you here

Thai Green Curry
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Chicken Paella
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Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Minced Lamb Keema
Vegetarian Risotto

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