Our menu has been designed with strict adherence to the Children Food Trust to ensure that children their requirements from all the food groups. Meals and snacks provided at the New Beginnings are freshly prepared on-site daily and aim to support and encourage a healthy well-balanced diet.
Our menus are carefully tailored to healthy eating guidelines to make sure that children get their five a day from their foods and vegetables. The menu contains healthy recipes from all corners of the world and we use strictly halal meat and poultry from local butchers.
The lunch menu includes a variety of foods from the main food groups and provides key nutrients for a growing child. The children enjoy foods from a variety of cultures and tastes which further enhances their palate and a further understanding of the diversity around.
Our children are encouraged in the self-serve system which we believe will promote independence and decision making. They also take turns in being ‘little helpers’ at dinner time.
Staff are always there to support the children and help make mealtimes feel social, they have lunch with the children as a means of setting examples of good table manners and encouraging conversation.
We have a robust system in place to make sure that food allergies are closely monitored and that children are not given anything that they are not allowed to eat either for personal lifestyle choices, medical or religious reasons. To support this every staff member at New Beginnings has minimum level 2 qualification in food hygiene and the team leaders have further training in food allergen.
We follow the ‘Safer Food Better Business’ methodology thereby helping us to maintain the highest level of cleanliness in our kitchen as well as our process kitchen process; this is reflected in our Food Hygiene Rating of 5 awarded by the Environmental Health Department.