Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
At Totternhoe CE Academy Preschool we believe children benefit greatly from experiencing physical activity daily, be provided with healthy foods and learn about good nutrition. By embedding healthy practices within a safe, challenging and supportive environment.
We support the children’s development in nutrition and physical activity by:
· Providing the children with healthy snacks every session and we use this time to discuss healthy food choices. We also provide 2 drink options, water or milk
· Giving the Children the opportunity to purchase school dinners when they attend all day
. Providing the children with the opportunity to grow, tend and pick their own vegetables within the pre-school garden.
· Providing the children with opportunities to take part in cookery activities once a week with either our home-grown fruit and vegetables or healthy ingredients from the shops.
· Providing free flow play from the indoors to the outdoors, which is provided in all weathers apart from if it is deemed unsafe.
· Delivering weekly PE lessons for children to meet their developmental needs and develop an understanding of a healthy lifestyle.
Providing children with the opportunity to learn about physical activity and nutrition will give them the skills to continue healthy practices in later life.
Please click the files below to find useful links on healthy eating and Physical activity.
How you, as a parent can support healthy eating and Physical activity within preschool:
· Please provide your child with a water bottle daily, we recommend water only.
·To provide a healthy packed lunch, which doesn’t contain nut products or chocolate bars.
(There are links on this page to inspire you on what to provide your child for lunch)
·Children who attend preschool all day have the option to purchase a hot dinner at the cost of £2.30 Please inform and pay at the main reception one week in advance if you would like your child to be provided with a school dinner.
·To help us achieve the children’s recommended activity levels of 180 minutes daily, you could encourage your child to walk or ride to school where possible, even if this is only part of the way.