We believe that children should receive healthy snacks and well-balanced meals with plenty of opportunities throughout the day to enjoy active play. Childcare providers are important partners with parents to ensure this happens.
In Alliance settings, food options should be available that meet a range of dietary requirements and daily and weekly menus displayed clearly on the website and main noticeboard. We believe that all children are given a choice about what and how much they would like to eat. They are gently encouraged to try different foods and eat things they like.
In partnership with the Infant and Toddler Forum, Alliance settings participate in the Ten Steps for Health Toddlers programme. It aims to promote best practice amongst practitioners and offers simple, consistent advice on healthy eating and physical activity.
Information from Pre-School Learning Alliance