At Monkey Puzzle day nursery we strongly believe that a healthy, balanced diet is essential for growth and development in under 5’s. This prompted us to consult with a paediatric nutritionist to formulate a menu that will help give your child the best start in life.
Where possible, all our food is organic and has won The Healthy Eating Under 5’s Award. We always provide fresh, balanced meals to the children at each meal time with a choice of fresh fruit at snack times.
At Monkey Puzzle Maidenhead our aim is to provide healthy and nutritional meals to our children.
We try to choose a variety of different foods from each of the food groups to help children get the wide range of nutrients their body needs to stay healthy.
We are delighted to introduce our Nutritionist, Fizz, who is working with us in creating our “Rainbow” Summer Menu. We aim to provide at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and veg each day. We encourage children to drink plenty of fluids.
FIZZ – FAIZA YASIN
Nicknamed Fizz for her rainbow energy. Fizz is an AFN Registered Associate Nutritionist and works with Great Ormond Street Hospital as a Governor and Patient Representative, having spent most of her childhood there for congenital heart disease, Fizz’s passion for health and wellbeing to support her heart health become evident and hence progressed on to study Nutrition at University. She is also a professional registered yoga teacher in Berkshire and London and is one of the first ever International Cardiovascular Disease and Rehab Yoga instructors.
Fizz runs wellbeing workshops for children at the exclusive Sunningdale Academy as their wellbeing lead teacher, as well as advising the members at ICON Maidenhead on their performance nutritional needs.
CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 2
The Eatwell Guide does not apply to children under the age of 2 because they have different nutritional needs.
Between the ages of 2 and 5, children should gradually move to eating the same foods as the rest of the family in the proportions shown in the Eatwell Guide.
Read more about Eat Well Guide here.
Copies of our four-week menus and recipes are available at the nursery. Please ask our manager for a copy.
If your child has any specific dietary requirements or you want further information simply get in touch.