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
Cheddar and linseed pinwheels
Fresh / dried fruit

Lunch
Slow cooked beans
Served with a wholemeal roll

Afternoon snack
Oatcakes
Fresh / dried fruit

Dinner
Chill con carne
Served with rice
Wimbledon cooking class
Wandsworth cooking class

 


TUESDAY

Breakfast
Muesli or porridge

Morning snack
Granola energy balls
Fresh / dried fruit

Lunch
Sweet potato, coconut and butternut stew
Served with a wholemeal roll

Afternoon snack
Oatcakes
Fresh / dried fruit

Dinner
Thai salmon and vegetable broth
Served with rice
Fulham cooking class
 



WEDNESDAY

Breakfast
Muesli or porridge

Morning snack
Cinnamon and oat cookies
Fresh / dried fruit

Lunch
Red pepper and butter bean tortilla wraps
Served with vegetable crudites

Afternoon snack
Oatcakes
Fresh / dried fruit

Dinner
Moroccan lamb with chickpeas,
tomato and sweet potato



THURSDAY

Breakfast
Muesli or porridge

Morning snack
Date, ginger and oat cookies
Fresh / dried fruit

Lunch
Veggie puff pastry rolls
Served with vegetable crudites

Afternoon snack
Oatcakes
Fresh / dried fruit

Dinner
Pork ragu
Served with rice
Chiswick cooking class



FRIDAY

Breakfast
Muesli or porridge

Morning snack
Apricot and sunflower flapjacks
Fresh / dried fruit

Lunch
Sweet potato and lentil soup
Served with a wholemeal roll

Afternoon snack
Oatcakes
Fresh / dried fruit

Dinner
Pork ragu
Served with rice
Barnes cooking class