Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating and Good Oral Health
At Ministars we follow the Family Food First guidance along with The Children’s Food Trust, following the Eat Better, Start Better Programme as well as the Healthy Smiles award. In line with this guidance we provide

Morning Meals

BREAKFAST 20%
A special of the day
A choice of cereals and toast
A choice of milk or water

Morning snacks (10%)
A variety of healthy snacks
A choice of milk or water

Afternoon Meals

LUNCH 30%
Hot dish of the day
Pudding
A choice of milk or water

Afternoon snacks (10%)
A variety of healthy snacks
A choice of milk or water

Late Afternoon Meals

TEA 20%
A two course meal
A choice of milk or water

These percentages are based on the idea that children need to eat more regularly during the day as that is when they are using most of their energy.

The food is freshly prepared and homemade which has a balance of protein, dairy, carbs and fruit and vegetables. We recognise our influence on children’s food intake and eating behaviour and we encourage our children to try new foods and to sit down at the table and share food together. The older children are encouraged to serve themselves and tidy away their dishes.

The children have independent access to water throughout the day.

Sample Menu

Week 1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Breakfast
Crumpets
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Water or Milk
Breakfast
Beans and Toast
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Water or Milk
Breakfast
Bagels
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Water or Milk
Breakfast
Toasted muffins
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Water or Milk
Breakfast
Pancakes
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Water or Milk
Morning Snack
Fruit Bowl With Mixed Fruit
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Snack
Crackers With Cheese Spread
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Crackers With Soya Spread
Morning Snack
Fruit Bowl With Mixed Fruit
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Snack
Cheese Chunks, Breadsticks & Pineapple
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Breadsticks & Pineapple
Morning Snack
Fruit Bowl With Mixed Fruit
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Lunch
Fish Risotto With Broccoli Pepper
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Risotto With Broccoli

Pudding
Passion fruit in plain yoghurt
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch
Sausage With Onion Gravy, Mash Potato & Green Beans
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Vegetarian Sausages With Onion Gravy, Mash Potato & Green Beans

Pudding
Jam roly poly and custard
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch
Cheese & Leek Macaroni With Sweetcorn
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Tomato & Leek Pasta With Sweetcorn

Pudding
Peaches and Cream
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Jelly Fruit Pot
Lunch
Chicken Casserole With Dumplings & Mixed Vegetables
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Three Bean Casserole With Dumplings & Mixed Vegetables

Pudding
Frozen Yoghurt
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Fruit Sorbet
Lunch
Vegetable Pizza With Potato Wedges, Salad & Coleslaw
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Pudding
Blueberry Muffin
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Afternoon Snack
Brushetta With Chopped Tomato’s And Red Onion
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Afternoon Snack
Fruit Bowl With Mixed Fruit
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Afternoon Snack
Pitta Bead With Tzatziki
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Afternoon Snack
Fruit Bowl With Mixed Fruit
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Afternoon Snack
Rice Cakes
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tea
Cheese Scones With Clotted Cream
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tea
Potato Skins With Cheese & Chive Dip
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tea
Vegetable Quiche With Baguette Slice
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tea
Tuna Or Egg Sandwiches
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tea
Cheese & Onion Pastry Swirls
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Pudding
Grapes
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Pudding
Oranges
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Pudding
Apples
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Pudding
Pineapple
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Pudding
Kiwi
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Monday

  • Breakfast
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Morning Snack
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Lunch
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
  • Pudding
    12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Afternoon Snack
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tea
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Pudding
    5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Tuesday

  • Breakfast
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Morning Snack
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Lunch
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
  • Pudding
    12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Afternoon Snack
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tea
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Pudding
    5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Wednesday

  • Breakfast
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Morning Snack
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Lunch
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
  • Pudding
    12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Afternoon Snack
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tea
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Pudding
    5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Thursday

  • Breakfast
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Morning Snack
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Lunch
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
  • Pudding
    12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Afternoon Snack
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tea
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Pudding
    5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Friday

  • Breakfast
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Morning Snack
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Lunch
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
  • Pudding
    12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Afternoon Snack
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Tea
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Pudding
    5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Week 1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Breakfast
Crumpets
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Water or Milk
Breakfast
Beans and Toast
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Water or Milk
Breakfast
Bagels
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Water or Milk
Breakfast
Toasted muffins
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Water or Milk
Breakfast
Pancakes
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Water or Milk

Monday

  • Breakfast
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Tuesday

  • Breakfast
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Wednesday

  • Breakfast
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Thursday

  • Breakfast
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Friday

  • Breakfast
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Week 1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Lunch
Fish Risotto With Broccoli Pepper
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Risotto With Broccoli
Lunch
Sausage With Onion Gravy, Mash Potato & Green Beans
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Vegetarian Sausages With Onion Gravy, Mash Potato & Green Beans
Lunch
Cheese & Leek Macaroni With Sweetcorn
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Tomato & Leek Pasta With Sweetcorn
Lunch
Chicken Casserole With Dumplings & Mixed Vegetables
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Three Bean Casserole With Dumplings & Mixed Vegetables
Lunch
Vegetable Pizza With Potato Wedges, Salad & Coleslaw
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Monday

  • Lunch
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Tuesday

  • Lunch
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Wednesday

  • Lunch
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Thursday

  • Lunch
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Friday

  • Lunch
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Week 1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Tea
Cheese Scones With Clotted Cream
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tea
Potato Skins With Cheese & Chive Dip
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tea
Vegetable Quiche With Baguette Slice
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tea
Tuna Or Egg Sandwiches
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tea
Cheese & Onion Pastry Swirls
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Monday

  • Tea
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tuesday

  • Tea
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Wednesday

  • Tea
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Thursday

  • Tea
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Friday

  • Tea
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Week 1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Pudding
Grapes
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Pudding
Oranges
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Pudding
Apples
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Pudding
Pineapple
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Pudding
Kiwi
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Monday

  • Pudding
    5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Tuesday

  • Pudding
    5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Wednesday

  • Pudding
    5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Thursday

  • Pudding
    5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Friday

  • Pudding
    5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Week 1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning Snack
Fruit Bowl With Mixed Fruit
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Snack
Crackers With Cheese Spread
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Crackers With Soya Spread
Morning Snack
Fruit Bowl With Mixed Fruit
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Snack
Cheese Chunks, Breadsticks & Pineapple
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Breadsticks & Pineapple
Morning Snack
Fruit Bowl With Mixed Fruit
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Monday

  • Morning Snack
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Tuesday

  • Morning Snack
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Wednesday

  • Morning Snack
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Thursday

  • Morning Snack
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Friday

  • Morning Snack
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Week 1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Pudding
Passion fruit in plain yoghurt
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Pudding
Jam roly poly and custard
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Pudding
Peaches and Cream
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Jelly Fruit Pot
Pudding
Frozen Yoghurt
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Fruit Sorbet
Pudding
Blueberry Muffin
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Monday

  • Pudding
    12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Tuesday

  • Pudding
    12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Wednesday

  • Pudding
    12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Thursday

  • Pudding
    12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Friday

  • Pudding
    12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Week 1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Afternoon Snack
Brushetta With Chopped Tomato’s And Red Onion
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Afternoon Snack
Fruit Bowl With Mixed Fruit
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Afternoon Snack
Pitta Bead With Tzatziki
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Afternoon Snack
Fruit Bowl With Mixed Fruit
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Afternoon Snack
Rice Cakes
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Monday

  • Afternoon Snack
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Tuesday

  • Afternoon Snack
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Wednesday

  • Afternoon Snack
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Thursday

  • Afternoon Snack
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Friday

  • Afternoon Snack
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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We have a set menu which will include a vegetarian option but if your child has allergies then we will produced an individual menu to suit their dietary needs.