Nutrition

Millies House – East Sheen-1

Fay McLellan, Chef – East Sheen

Fay joined us at East Sheen in 2021 with experience as a nursery chef and in commercial catering, and is enthusiastic to combine her passion for food with an educational role here at East Sheen. She is actively involved in promoting healthy food choices, sourcing ingredients of high nutritional value, creating appealing dishes, and encouraging adventurous food experiences.

Working Mums – Mortlake-8

Racha Kharboutli, Chef – Mortlake

Racha Joined us at Mortlake in 2021, having been a specialist childcare chef in other nurseries since 2013. She is responsible for implementing our nutritional guidelines with nourishing dishes that appeal to children. She is enthusiastic about her involvement in the life of the nursery at mealtimes and making each child feel like the Mortlake nursery is a home away from home.

Children start learning about food at a very early age. The messages they receive during this time lay the foundations for the choices they make about food as they move up to school and beyond.

We actively teach children about nutrition, to eat well and make healthy choices. This sets the foundation for their future health and well being.

We operate a no sugar and no salt policy. We follow all the government standards to ensure healthy, nutritious meals.

These guidelines are used to prepare, plan and cook the children healthy and balanced menus.

The nutrient and food based government standards aim to make the food offered healthier by:

  • Increasing the vitamin and mineral content
  • Decreasing the saturated fat and sugars

There are four main groups which contain guidelines that we follow; the main groups are below but there are also other guidelines which intertwine these groups.

  • starchy foods
  • fruit and vegetables
  • meat, fish, eggs and beans, other non-dairy sources of protein
  • milk and dairy foods

If you would like more advice on the menu and cooking methods please pop in and visit our chef who will be happy to provide taste samples and recipes.