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.
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.