Nutrition Policy…where children’s development begins

Nutrition Policy

Policies are essential to the smooth overall functioning of the school, ensuring the outcomes.

A Nutrition Policy is very important – it is where the development and education of every child in your school starts.

 

Get your nutrition policy here

Policy: Nutrition

R200.00

A Nutrition Policy at school ensures that the Food Based Dietary Guidelines for South Africa and the National ECD Food Policy is adhered to. This policy is editable. Please click on the images below see examples of the pages.

DO YOU KNOW THAT A NUTRITION POLICY IS A MUNICIPAL REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT FOR YOUR PUBLIC HEALTH CERTIFICATE?

 

Compiling a Nutrition Policy

For those of you who want to write your own policy, here’s what it’s about. For the others, we’ve done the work for you! Get an editable version here.

Anyone who reads your Nutrition Policy should know exactly how food and beverages are handled at school. Your Policy should cover:

  • Aims and intent – the reasons for implementing this policy
  • Basic food rules.
  • Feeding the babies and the milk/formula handling process
  • Feeding the older children
  • The meals – detail which meals are served, when, where and the procedures, e.g. children wash hands before eating, and so on.
  • Include sample menus for two weeks – have them up on the walls as well, it’s part of Registration.
  • Guidelines to serving sizes – very useful for the staff to know when they dish up for the children.
  • Specify how birthday parties in the classroom are handled.
  • Additional mini-policies:
    • Carbohydrates, Dairy and Sugar.
    • Allergies and religious eating restrictions.
    • Healthy Teeth.
  • Detail procedures for:
    • Cleaning the kitchen.
    • Electricity outages.
    • Food purchasing and storage.

Simply click here to get the editable version in Word

Get your nutrition policy here

Policy: Nutrition

R200.00

A Nutrition Policy at school ensures that the Food Based Dietary Guidelines for South Africa and the National ECD Food Policy is adhered to. This policy is editable. Please click on the images below see examples of the pages.

About Andrea Sciarappa

The heart of any pre-school comes from three places. • Firstly, from the Principal of the school, because that is who sets the ethos (yes, it is a bit lonely at the top, but that's why Tools for School is here). • Secondly, from the teachers and other staff. • In third place, is the office because this is the central place from which everything that happens in the school is organised. I have 20 years of experience in pre-school management, and it is my passion and privilege to share all I know about pre-school management with you.
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