Nutrition

Childhood Obesity Prevention

At Cute kids we believe that what children eat today will have a striking impact on their health throughout adolescence and adulthood. Consuming nutritious foods helps children grow, develop, do well academically and feel good about themselves. Good nutrition also helps prevent child and teen issues such as eating disorders, obesity, dental cavities and iron-deficiency anaemia.

Childhood Obesity Prevention

According to the Department of Health about 20 – 25 percent of all children aged 2 to 18 years now meet the criteria for being overweight. Overweight and obese children are at greater risk for major health issues such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, joint pain, high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. Giving and exposing children to healthy good nutritional habits from a young age can decrease the likelihood of becoming overweight in later years. Choosing nutrient-dense foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables over empty-calorie foods such as cookies and fizzy drinks can help prevent childhood obesity and provide our child a much higher quality of life.

Promoting and supporting Optimal Growth

Children require a variety of nutrient-dense foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, meat, fish and adequate calories in order to grow and develop properly. It’s crucial for us to ensure that your child consumes the essential nutrients she needs to grow. Calcium is of particular importance for children. An adequate calcium intake promotes optimal bone density which will assist the growing child in their teens to reduce the risk of bone loss in later life. The nutrients we give to children at Cute Kids influences their growth and health during this childhood development into adolescence and for the rest of their lives.

Free Milk Entitlement

We provide to all under 5s attending Cutes Kid Montessori Nursery School, 189 ml (1/3 pint) of milk for each day they attend for 2 hours or more free of charge.

Drinking Water

We offer fresh drinking water at regular intervals to all children attending Cute Kids.

Birthday Cakes/Sweet

We celebrate birthdays and other special occasions in our nursery for boosting self worth, self confidence, good self esteem and social interaction. We encourage healthy eating food or treats that promotes children’ well being and wellness.

Parents are asked to consider bringing birthday cakes or other treats WITH NO TRACES OF NUTS, SESEME SEEDS and other allergic products. Children with egg allergy will not be given cakes made with eggs.

If the cakes or other treats may contain traces of nuts or others, we’ll do ‘’a take home birthday cake or treats’’ after celebrating with the child and cutting the cake.

Sample Menu

Meal Pattern Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Breakfast

Vegetable or Fruit or juice

Grain cereals/Toast

Milk/Water

Banana slices

Toasted waffle

Milk/Water

Fresh plum slices

Whole-grain toasted muffin

Milk/Water

Orange section, cereal whole grains

Milk/Water

Fresh strawberry slices, toast

Cereal

Milk/Water

Orange or banana slices

Oatmeal with raisins

Milk/Water

Lunch

Chicken/meat/meat alternate

Vegetable/fruit {or both} served with basmati rice

Milk/Water

Chicken vegetable soup

Grilled cheese sandwich and Broccoli and Cauliflower

Milk/Water

Fish nuggets

Fruity dipping sauce

Mash sweet potato, coleslaw

Milk/Water

Lamb and chickpea curry served with naan bread followed by stewed apple and custard

 

Spaghetti with meat sauce.

Apple slices, peas and carrots

Garlic bread with mozzarella cheese

Milk/Water

Beef casserole with baby potatoes followed by fruity oaty bars
Snack

Select two of the following:

Meat or Meat Alternate

Choice of sandwiches

Vegetable or Fruit or Juice

Grains /Breads

Milk

String cheese

Pinaapple tidbits

Whole-grain English muffin pizza

Milk/Water

Pretzels or Toast

Peanut butter

Lowfat yogurt, plain fruit cocktail Toasted Tuna sandwich

Milk/Water

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we will no longer have an Open Day. All interested parents should call the nursery to book for a 20 minute video tour of the nursery.

Please call 0203 016 2376 or email info@cutekidsmontessori.co.uk to book a time convenient for you!