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Healthy Lunchboxes 

 Eating a healthy, balanced lunch is vital for ensuring children have the right nutrients and enough energy to see them through the nursery day. We encourage parents to follow the advice set out in the Eat Well Guide, which encourages lunchboxes to contain: 

  • a starchy food, e.g. potatoes, bread, rice, pasta;

  • plenty of fruit and vegetables, e.g. carrot sticks, an apple, sliced cucumber;

  • a source of protein, e.g. beans, pulses, egg, fish, meat;

  • a healthy drink, e.g. water, semi-skimmed milk.

The guide also encourages parents to exclude the following from lunchboxes: 

  • foods high in fat, salt and sugars (such as crisps, confectionary and sugar-containing carbonated drinks) 

Healthy Teeth 

 Unfortunately tooth decay is a growing problem in the UK for our children. It is caused when bacteria in the mouth feeds on sugars from foods and drinks. These bacteria produce acid, which damages the outer surface of the tooth (the enamel). Saliva helps to repair this damage, but if over time there is more damage than repair, it leaves a cavity or ‘hole’ in the tooth

You can help prevent tooth decay in your little one by...

  • introducing healthy eating and good cleaning habits early on

  • by insuring they have good feeding habits, this helps to prevent tooth decay

  • cleaning or brushing your child’s teeth helps remove the bacteria that cause decay

  • brush teeth and along the gum line twice a day; in the morning and at night before bed

  • take them to regular dental checks which will spot the early signs of tooth decay 

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