FOOD

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    Please note that we work within the guidelines of the Early Years Foundation Stage. This means that we treat each child with equal concern.
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    We request that parents / families contribute with ideas to maintain an interesting and varied menu for our children. What we offer on our menus is in keeping with the national guidelines.
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    If parents wish for their child to eat an alternative we kindly ask that an alternative is provided from home.
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    Parents/families are reminded not to provide any foods in packed lunches which contain any kind of nuts. We have children in the setting who suffer from nut allergies.
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    We are advised to request that children attending the setting who are aged less than 9 months are provided food from home, unless they have been fully weaned.
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    We are happy to work with parents to ensure that all children over 9 months are being encouraged to eat the meals we offer.
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    Water is accessible to our children throughout the day. We encourage our children to help themselves to water from the designated area.
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    Please bear in mind that an alternative meal will sometimes be provided if produce has not been available on our weekly shopping. We will ensure that the alternative is suitable for all our children. We will also ensure that allergies and dietary requirement are always kept in mind.
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    Full fat milk is now accessible at all times. Formula milk is available for children aged under one year.
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    The Learning Tree has a policy not to serve any foods which contain pork or beef. All meat is halal.
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Breakfast from 08:00

Milk / Water
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Weetabix / Cornflakes / Rice Krispies / Wholemeal Toast

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Weetabix / Cornflakes / Rice Krispies / Wholemeal Toast

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Weetabix / Cornflakes / Rice Krispies / Wholemeal Toast

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Weetabix / Cornflakes / Rice Krispies / Wholemeal Toast

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Weetabix / Cornflakes / Rice Krispies / Wholemeal Toast

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Lunch from 11:00

Dessert – Yoghurt / Fruit

 

Milk / Water

 

Pudding

Quorn Stir Fry with Mixed Vegetable & Noodles

Quorn mince, bean sprouts, carrots, cabbage, peppers, noodles, onion, garlic, oil, soy sauce, mixed herbs

 

Allergens:
Milk & wheat

 

Fruit

Chicken or Vegetable & Butter Bean Casserole with Root Vegetables & Side of Mash Potato

Chicken, butter beans, carrots, potato, swede, tomatoes, onion, garlic, oil & stock, milk

 

Allergens:
Milk & celery

 

Frozen yoghurt with fruit

Vegetable Fried Rice with Salad & Yoghurt

Carrots, leeks, pepper, bay leaves, cumin seeds, side of tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, yoghurt served with American long grain rice

 

Allergens:
Milk

 

Fruit

Fish Curry & Mixed Vegetables with Plain Rice or Roti

White fish, stock, onion, garlic, oil, mustard seed, paprika, cumin, coriander and mild curry powder, tomatoes, cabbage, turmeric powder, coconut milk & rice

 

Allergens:
Fish & milk

 

Fruit

Macaroni Cheese with Peas & Broccoli

Macaroni pasta, broccoli, onion, garlic, oil, stock, milk, plain flour, butter & cheese, and a side of peas

 

Allergens:
Wheat & milk

 

Frozen yoghurt with fruit

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Snack from 14:00

Milk / Water

Fruit

Carrots & Cucumber

Fruit

Cheese, Crackers & Olives

Fruit

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Tea from 16:00

Milk / Water

Vitamins & Minerals

Tortilla Pizzas with Salad

Tortilla wraps, pizza topping sauce, cheese

Coleslaw made from carrots & cabbage & mayonnaise

 

Allergens:
Wheat & milk

Jacket Potato with Tuna or Cheese as a choice

Potato, tuna & cheese and butter

 

Allergens:
Milk & tuna

Potato Cakes with Cheese, Cucumber / Carrots

Potato cake, cheese & grated carrots or carrot batons on the side and olives

 

Allergens:
Wheat & milk

Baked Beans on Toast

Baked beans, bread, butter

 

Allergens:
Wheat, soya & milk

Fresh Baked Pizza

Flour, butter, oil, milk, tomatoes, cheese, mixed herbs

Served with a side of crunchy vegetables

 

Allergens:
Wheat, soya & milk

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SAMPLE WEEKLY MENU
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Breakfast from 08:00

Milk / Water
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Weetabix / Cornflakes / Rice Krispies / Wholemeal Toast

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Weetabix / Cornflakes / Rice Krispies / Wholemeal Toast

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Weetabix / Cornflakes / Rice Krispies / Wholemeal Toast

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Weetabix / Cornflakes / Rice Krispies / Wholemeal Toast

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Weetabix / Cornflakes / Rice Krispies / Wholemeal Toast

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Lunch from 11:00

Dessert – Yoghurt / Fruit

 

Milk / Water

 

Pudding

Quorn Stir Fry with Mixed Vegetable & Noodles

Quorn mince, bean sprouts, carrots, cabbage, peppers, noodles, onion, garlic, oil, soy sauce, mixed herbs

 

Allergens:
Milk & wheat

 

Fruit

Chicken or Vegetable & Butter Bean Casserole with Root Vegetables & Side of Mash Potato

Chicken, butter beans, carrots, potato, swede, tomatoes, onion, garlic, oil & stock, milk

 

Allergens:
Milk & celery

 

Frozen yoghurt with fruit

Vegetable Fried Rice with Salad & Yoghurt

Carrots, leeks, pepper, bay leaves, cumin seeds, side of tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, yoghurt served with American long grain rice

 

Allergens:
Milk

 

Fruit

Fish Curry & Mixed Vegetables with Plain Rice or Roti

White fish, stock, onion, garlic, oil, mustard seed, paprika, cumin, coriander and mild curry powder, tomatoes, cabbage, turmeric powder, coconut milk & rice

 

Allergens:
Fish & milk

 

Fruit

Macaroni Cheese with Peas & Broccoli

Macaroni pasta, broccoli, onion, garlic, oil, stock, milk, plain flour, butter & cheese, and a side of peas

 

Allergens:
Wheat & milk

 

Frozen yoghurt with fruit

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Snack from 14:00

Milk / Water

Fruit

Carrots & Cucumber

Fruit

Cheese, Crackers & Olives

Fruit

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Tea from 16:00

Milk / Water

Vitamins & Minerals

Tortilla Pizzas with Salad

Tortilla wraps, pizza topping sauce, cheese

Coleslaw made from carrots & cabbage & mayonnaise

 

Allergens:
Wheat & milk

Jacket Potato with Tuna or Cheese as a choice

Potato, tuna & cheese and butter

 

Allergens:
Milk & tuna

Potato Cakes with Cheese, Cucumber / Carrots

Potato cake, cheese & grated carrots or carrot batons on the side and olives

 

Allergens:
Wheat & milk

Baked Beans on Toast

Baked beans, bread, butter

 

Allergens:
Wheat, soya & milk

Fresh Baked Pizza

Flour, butter, oil, milk, tomatoes, cheese, mixed herbs

Served with a side of crunchy vegetables

 

Allergens:
Wheat, soya & milk

There is always consideration for dietary needs please ensure you keep us up-to-date with any changes regarding your child’s allergies.