Weaning's Meal Times

 

Eating habits are formed early in life, so it is important to provide children with a healthy and varied diet to establish good habits for the future.

Our Nutritious meals aim to inspire healthy eating behaviors in young children and improve their eating habits through provision of appropriate food, role modelling, food related activities, education and working with parents.

Anabela Day Care Nursery offers two,  4- week rolling menus for weaning babies at stages 4-6 months and 6-9 months.

Our meals are prepared daily in our kitchen using fresh ingredients and consisting of a well-balanced and nutritional combinations of vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, calcium and fiber, which helps to support the growth and development of each child. Water and milk are the only drinks provided by our nursery. Children always have access to fresh drinking water throughout the day.

At our setting, children are encouraged to make healthy choices and to be independent at meal times. We work closely with families to make sure that any special dietary requirements (including food allergies and intolerances) are accommodated, with that children of all cultures and religions can enjoy appropriate meals and snacks.

Our daily meal times are:

Breakfast – 8am -9.00am

Morning snack – 10am-10.20am

Lunch and pudding - 12pm-1.00pm

Tea – 3.40pm-4.15pm

Please have a look at the sample of our four-week menu.

 


These menus should be used as a guide only and will depend on when the individual child is ready for the next stage.

WEANING STAGE 1 (4 – 6 MONTHS)

  Week 1 & Week 3 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Lunch

12pm -12.40pm

Courgette cream Blended Sweet potato Carrot cream Vegetable puree Broccoli soup

snack

3.20pm - 4pm

Mashed banana Pear puree Petit filous Peach puree Apple puree

 

  Week 2 & Week 4 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Lunch

12pm - 12.40pm

Butternut squash White cabbage soup Parsnip & mashed potato Cauliflower soup Leak & potato cream

Snack

3.20pm - 4pm

Peach puree Petit filous Mashed banana Petit filous Pear puree

 

WEANING STAGE 2 (6 – 9 MONTHS)

Please note that once your child has reached the age of one, they will automatically be moved to the next stage of menus.

  Week 1 & Week 3 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Breakfast

8am - 9am

Toasted brown bread with butter or melted cheese / selection of porridge / oats with formula milk

Snack

10.15am

Variety of fresh fruit / formula/ water

Lunch

12pm - 12.40pm

Courgette & chicken cream Blended sweet potato & white fish Carrot cream with cheese Salmon & vegetable puree Beef & broccoli cream soup

snack

3.20pm – 4pm

Sliced banana Sliced pear Petit filous Peach Apple slices

 

  Week 2 & Week 4 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Breakfast

8am-9am

Toasted brown bread with butter or melted cheese / selection of porridge / oats with formula milk

Snack

10.15am

Variety of fresh fruit / formula/ water

Lunch

12pm-12.40pm

Butternut squash & cheese White cabbage soup Parsnip & mashed potato with chicken Cauliflower cream with white fish Leak & potato cream with cheese

snack

3.20pm - 4pm

Peach slices Petit filous Banana slices Petit filous pear

 

 

 

 

 

 

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