Our food

All Little Forest Folk all our food is healthy and nutritious. We give our children a balanced diet with at least five portions of fruit and vegetables each day, with meals made up of locally and seasonally sourced food whenever possible. Homemade cakes are available as treats and on cold days a delicious warming hot chocolate is served around the campfire.  Menus are designed and cooked by our chef Becky Beasley.


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Learning about food

We want to teach children more about healthy lifestyles and encourage the adoption of healthy eating.

Understanding the importance of nutrition is easier if  children have been active participants in food preparation from a young age and if allowed to take opportunities to ask questions about what constitutes a healthy balanced diet. That's why we began our weekly cooking lessons at each of our nurseries!


Eating in the forest

Children's morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack are always served in our forest site. Children will of course wash hands carefully before eating as they learn the importance of hygiene.

Lunches in colder weather are usually soups which are fantastically warming and offer an easy way to get lots of vegetables into the children without them realising they are eating something very healthy!

Bread is provided with the soup and when possible this will be cooked over a campfire by your child! All fires will be lit, managed and supervised by our Forest School qualified staff.

If you have any concerns with your child’s eating habits, please let us know, although you’d be surprised how well a child who is fussy at home will eat with us!

Water is available at all times throughout the day.  In colder weather we will also have warm drinks available, including homemade spiced teas and the occasional hot chocolate! In summer, we will also have healthy and homemade ice lollies.


Our menu

Note: our menus change seasonally

Cooking lessons: For the Spring term children will cook their own dinners; on Mondays at our Wimbledon and Wandsworth nursery, on Tuesdays at our Fulham nursery, on Thursdays at our Chiswick nursery and on Fridays at our Barnes nursery.

 

 

 

MONDAY

Breakfast
Muesli or porridge

Morning snack
Sunflower and apricot granola balls
Fresh fruit

Lunch
Butternut squash and coconut soup
Served with a wholemeal roll

Afternoon snack
Oatcakes
Fresh fruit

Dinner
Creamy chicken with orzo


TUESDAY

Breakfast
Muesli or porridge

Morning snack
Cheddar and linseed biscuits
Fresh fruit

Lunch
Homemade baked beans
Served with a wholemeal roll

Afternoon snack
Oatcakes
Fresh fruit

Dinner
Chilli con carne
Served with rice


WEDNESDAY

Breakfast
Muesli or porridge

Morning snack
Raisin, cinnamon and oat cookies
Fresh fruit

Lunch
Picnic lunch
Served with wholemeal roll

Afternoon snack
Oatcakes
Fresh fruit

Dinner
Veggie ragu
Served with rice


THURSDAY

Breakfast
Muesli or porridge

Morning snack
Orange, lemon peel and citrus cookies
Fresh fruit

Lunch
Mexican veggie rolls

Afternoon snack
Oatcakes
Fresh fruit

Dinner 
Lamb massaman curry
Served with couscous


FRIDAY

Breakfast
Muesli or porridge

Morning snack
Apricot and vanilla cookies
Fresh fruit

Lunch
Picnic lunch 
Served with a wholemeal roll

Afternoon snack
Oatcakes
Fresh fruit

Dinner
White fish, tomato and petit pois Dal