The World Health Organisation recommends that we consume between 9 and 13 portions of vegetables and fruit per day. In Japan the recommended daily intake is 17 portions per day. The British government recommends an intake of 5 portions (5 of fruit and 5 of vegetables) each day. The United States recommends 3 portions per day. The recommendations differ from place to place. Countries with a lower consumption of vegetables and fruit face greater health challenges.

We recognise that good nutrition is important for children's overall health and well-being. Children's meals are prepared 3 times daily and incorporate a good variety of fish, meats, vegetables and fruit and super foods. Meals are prepared from fresh ingredients by our nursery chef. We put particular emphasis on sourcing seasonal foods, which are grown in the UK, are fresher, have been stored for less time, have traveled less, have not undergone chemical ripening, are unwaxed and have higher levels of vitamins and minerals to support strong growth and development.

The modern lifestyle can make it difficult to eat enough vegetables and fruit each day as part of a balanced diet. If you are concerned that your child is not eating enough fruit and vegetables you may wish to contact our nursery nutritionist Peter Gray for guidance and support.

Our Nursery Nutritionist, Peter Gray
For any concerns about your child's diet, food allergies, general health and well being and you would like professional advice.