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At Monkey Puzzle Glasgow we strongly believe that a healthy, balanced diet is essential for growth and development in under 5’s. This prompted us to consult with a paediatric nutritionist to formulate a menu that will help give your child the best start in life.

NDNA Second Place Winners of the ‘Healthy Nursery of the Year Award’ 2017!

Our food has won The Healthy Eating Under 5’s Award. We always provide fresh, balanced meals to the children at each meal time with a choice of fresh fruit at snack times. Monkey Puzzle Glasgow Central is the first Platinum NHS award winning nursery. Detailed food risk assessments have been created to support parents and children who have allergies, to be comfortable accessing snacks and lunches within the service daily.

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, to get our children off to flying start, we offer a variety of non-sugared cereals and wholemeal toast. Enough to fill up their tummies and keep a smile on their face till snack time.

At Lunch, we like to serve a balanced, 2 course meal that has been prepared by our outside caterers, Breadwinners, and also provide 2 snacks during the day.

Throughout the day and at meal times we encourage the children to drink fresh water and as a rule we do not offer squash as a meal time drink.

Example daily menu

If you would like to have a look at our rotating menu’s, view the table below or download the document below:

Monday Indian Style Chicken Curry (Mild)

Tomato and Onion based, Diced Cooked Chicken (Halal), Served with Boiled Rice

Allergens: Celery, May Contain Mustard

Fromage Frais fruit Yogurts
Tuesday Penne Pasta Bolognese

Penne Style Pasta, Beef mince(Not Halal)

Onion, Garlic, Mixed herbs, With Chopped Tomatoes

Allergens: Wheat, Celery

Fresh Seasonal Fruits
Wednesday Homemade Soup & Sandwiches(V)*

Choice of Cheddar and Mozzarella Cheese (Halal), Tuna and Ham on Wholemeal Bread

Allergens: Celery, Wheat, Fish, Buttermilk, Egg

Fromage Frais Fruit Yogurts
Thursday Macaroni Cheese Served with a side of Peas 

Macaroni Pasta in a Creamy Cheese sauce (V)

Allergens: Milk, Wheat

Fresh Seasonal Fruits
Friday Sausage Casserole

Pork and Beef Sausage (Not Halal) Served in Gravy with Diced Baby Potatoes, Carrots, Turnip and Onion

Allergens: Soya, Wheat, Sulphites

Fromage Frais Fruit Yogurts

Bush Babies’ nutrition 

At this age nutrition for your child and support for you go hand in hand as we work together to find your child’s feeding rhythm throughout their daytime with us and their night time and earlier mornings with you. We support both breastfeeding and formula feed with bottle feeds at nursery, delivered with comfort and care for their feeding and winding habits. When your babies are ready to experience solid food we will complement your efforts at home, working in partnership with you as your child experiences new tastes and textures.

Little Monkeys (1 – 2’s) nutrition

Your little monkey’s food experiences are so important. In these early years, they really develop and secure many of their preferences likes. At this age, we look to balance your child’s new experiences of flavours and textures with a mix of the foods they already enjoy. We accompany their exploration with praise for them as they continue their food adventures, and give them lots of time as they enjoy new experiences.

We want to help to create good food habits for the children with us. This includes supporting mealtimes with learning about the foods they are eating and how they build their bodies and help them to play

Cheeky Monkeys (2 -3’s) nutrition

Your toddler’s food experiences are so important and at this age group, they really develop and secure many of their preferences. At this age we balance the opportunity to try new foods with the regularity and reliability of foods they already know and love, continuing to praise them for their food adventures, and giving them an abundance of time to enjoy these.

We delight in helping to create good habits, supporting mealtimes with learning and understanding about how foods help them and their bodies, helping them to make great food choices for life.

Mega Monkeys (3 – 5’s) nutrition

Fuelling some of the most energetic beings on the planet is fun, and we love the challenge! A healthy balanced diet is essential to your child’s growth and development and at this stage, making sure they have the nutrition to match their desire to master the world.

Your preschooler will continue to learn and understand how foods help them and their bodies, helping them to make great food choices for life. At this age, your child will be a master of self-service with them creating their own portions, so they can display their appetite and tell us about their choice, with our guidance of course!

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