Support Children and Young People at Meal or Snack Times

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29.5.1Describe the setting’s code of conduct and policies for meal and snack times.

When it is snack or lunchtime, the children is asked to visit the toilet as well as to wash their hands, before coming to the table for their meals, in an orderly fashion.

The setting used meal and snack times to encourage the children to develop independence through making choices, serving food and drink and feeding themselves.

To protect children with food allergies, sharing or swapping of food between children are discourage.

Staff joins the children during lunch, and tries to make the occasion an enjoyable and sociable time for everyone and at the same time ensure there is not any rowdiness.

The children is encourage either by words or action by
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The setting take care not to provide food containing nuts or nut products, and especially vigilant with any child know to have a nut allergy.

Fresh drinking water is made available to the children. They are informed how to obtain the water and they know that they can ask for it any time during the day.

We provide whole pasteurised milk for children who like and can drink it.

There is a designated area in the setting where snacks and meals are to be eaten.

We inform parents about the storing facilities for food available in the setting.

19.2.4Describe where to get advice on dietary concerns.

* British Nutrition Foundation (
This agency provides nutrition information for teachers, health professionals, scientists and general public.

* Food Standards Agency (
This agency gives advice about nutrition for children

* The NHS (
The NHS has the ‘5-a-day’ programme.

* The Schools Food Trust (
This Trust gives advice on school meals, children’s food and related skills.

* BBC (
The BBC advises on diet and nutrition.

* The Caroline Walker Trust (
The Trust is dedicated to the improvement of public health through good food. It produces guidelines for carers and parents concerning babies and young children in early years settings.

* Healthy Schools
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