Menu and Healthy Eating Guidance

Fruit and Vegetable Ideas - Some creative ideas using fruit and vegetables.

Food Resource Pack - Order form for food resource packs.

Fruit Flakes- Information on fruit flakes and other products. Are they healthy?

Change 4 Life App - A free app for counting sugar in products.

Milk Matters - Useful information about milk in child development.

Get growing  - Ideas to support growing in nurseries

Marvellous Menus – A guideline provided to give structure of a healthy menu.

Food Net's Colour Coded Guide to Menu Planning - Food Net's resource to help plan menus

Super Startwell Snacks

New allergens information:

Food Allergy information-june-12

14 Food Allergens poster Dec 2015

CFT Early Years Allergen Factsheet

The Startwell team can help you to improve your setting's menus. See two examples here of menus before and after improvements have been made:

Example Nursery Menu - Before improvements Sept 2013

Example Nursery Menu - After Improvements Sept 2013

Do the children attending your setting bring packed lunches? If so, this 'Lunch Box Ideas' document provides lots of useful information and ideas to enable you to help your parents to provide balanced and healthy packed lunches:

Lunchbox Ideas 2014

Healthy Packed Lunch Ideas

Don't forget to ask your Startwell Consultant for support with menu planning!

Don’t miss out on your free Healthy Start vitamins….

Did you know, Healthy Start Vitamins are available for all children under 4, pregnant women and mother’s of a child under 1 year if they are registered with a Birmingham GP.  They contain vitamin D which offers protection against rickets and is important for the development of strong, healthy bones.  Everyone needs this vitamin but especially growing children and women who are pregnant or have a child under the age of 1. Download a list of places where you can get your Healthy Start Vitamins here, Vitamin D Sites Handout Updated January 2016

Start vitamins are available from the following: