Healthy Eating

Our in-house Nursery Chef- Gill has been implementing a healthy food initiative and providing quality food at Pine Rivers for over 10 years.

 

Gill cooks up a storm in the kitchen, creating tasty seasonal menus, designed to feed your child a completely healthy and balanced diet. These range from fresh summer salads, to tantalizing chicken curries and warming, winter rice puddings.

 

We believe a healthy lifestyle is a key element of the education we provide too. At Pine Rivers we teach children about the importance of healthy eating. Our children are encouraged to join in and help make create their own healthy snacks, using fresh produce grown in the garden.

 

The rotating recipes designed and reviewed by Gill, cater for every child, including those with special dietary needs. We have children who perhaps can’t eat dairy, meat or gluten, so she skilfully plans and creates specific menus for them ensuring they still have nutritionally balanced and tasty meals.

 

Gill is also meticulous in ensuring that the kitchen and cooking facilities are maintained to an exemplary standard. This allows us to boast the top accolade of five stars in Reading’s environmental health inspection.

Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4
Week 1 Breakfast Snack Lunch Vegetarian Light Tea
Monday

Cereal selection

Porridge

Ham, cheese

Grapes, toast

Fruit juice, milk

Kiwi / Bread sticks Cottage Pie

Fresh carrots

Apples & milk

Quorn Mince

Fresh carrots

Apples & milk

Cheese on toast

Pear

milk

Tuesday

Cereal selection

Porridge

Ham, cheese

Grapes, toast

Fruit juice, milk

Pineapple / Tea biscuit Fish cakes

Creamed potatoes

Baked beans

Orange & milk

Fish cakes

Creamed potatoes

Baked beans

Orange & milk

Ham / cheese sandwich

milk

Wednesday

Cereal selection

Porridge

Ham, cheese

Grapes, toast

Fruit juice, milk

Mango / Rice cake

Chicken Pie

Peas

Potatoes

Fresh fruit jelly

Quorn chicken Pie

Peas

Potatoes

Fresh fruit jelly

Cheese and crackers

milk

Thursday

Cereal selection

Porridge

Ham, cheese

Grapes, toast

Fruit juice, milk

Cucumber sticks / sultana’s Sausage rolls

Salad

Rice pudding

Cheese rolls

Salad

Rice pudding

Muffins

orange

milk

Friday Cereal selectionPorridgeHam, cheeseGrapes, toastFruit juice, milk Grapes / Breadstick Creamy tomato pasta bakeBanana & milk Creamy tomato pasta bakeBanana & milk Crumpets

milk

Week 2 Breakfast Snack Lunch Vegetarian Light Tea
Monday

Cereal selection

Porridge

Ham, cheese

Grapes, toast

Fruit juice, milk

Kiwi / Bread sticks Spaghetti Bolognaise

peas

apples & milk

Quorn mince Bolognaise

peas

Apple & milk

MuffinPearMilk
Tuesday

Cereal selection

Porridge

Ham, cheese

Grapes, toast

Fruit juice, milk

Pineapple / Tea biscuit Fish pie

Mixed vegetables

Banana & milk

Fish pie

Mixed vegetables

Banana & milk

Marmite Sandwiches

Milk

Wednesday

Cereal selection

Porridge

Ham, cheese

Grapes, toast

Fruit juice, milk

Mango / Rice cake Sausages

Gravy

Potatoes

Green beans

Vegetarian Sausage

Gravy

Potatoes

Green beans

Cheese & crackers

Milk

Thursday

Cereal selection

Porridge

Ham, cheese

Grapes, toast

Fruit juice, milk

Cucumber sticks / sultana’s

Children’s made Pizza

Salad

Rice Pudding

Children’s made Pizza

Salad

Rice Pudding

Crumpets

Oranges

Milk

Friday

Cereal selection

Porridge

Ham, cheese

Grapes, toast

Fruit juice, milk

Grapes / Breadstick

Cheese & potato pie

Mixed vegetables

Orange & milk

Cheese & potato pie

Mixed vegetables

Orange & milk

Toast

apple

milk

Week 3 Breakfast Snack Lunch Vegetarian Light Tea
Monday

Cereal selection

Porridge

Ham, cheese

Grapes, toast

Fruit juice, milk

Carrot sticks / Rice cakes

Milk

Mince Lasagne

Mixed vegetables

Apple & milk

Quorn mince Lasagne

Mixed vegetables

Apple & Milk

muffins

milk

Tuesday

Cereal selection

Porridge

Ham, cheese

Grapes, toast

Fruit juice, milk

Apricot / breadsticks

Milk

Fish fingers

Creamed potatoes

Spaghetti

Fish fingers

Creamed potatoes

Spaghetti

Cheese Sandwiches

Milk

Wednesday

Cereal selection

Porridge

Ham, cheese

Grapes, toast

Fruit juice, milk

Children’s made popcorn

Currants

Milk

Roast chicken

Carrots,

gravy

roast potatoes

Ice-cream

Quorn Roast chicken

Carrots,

gravy

roast potatoes

Ice-cream

Toast

Mango

Milk

Thursday

Cereal selection

Porridge

Ham, cheese

Grapes, toast

Fruit juice, milk

Melon

Plain biscuits

milk

Cheese jacket potatoes

Salad

Rice

Cheese jacket potatoes

Salad

Rice

Homemade cakes

Milk

Friday

Cereal selection

Porridge

Ham, cheese

Grapes, toast

Fruit juice, milk

Banana / Breadsticks

milk

Macaroni cheese

Broccoli

Oranges & milk

Macaroni cheese

Broccoli

Oranges & milk

Homemade biscuits

milk

Week 4 Breakfast Snack Lunch Vegetarian Light Tea
Monday

Cereal selection

Porridge

Ham, cheese

Grapes, toast

Fruit juice, milk

Cheese / Apple

Milk

Chilli mince

Fresh carrots

Rice

Milk & banana

Quorn Chilli mince

Fresh carrots

Rice

Milk & banana

Toasted ham sandwiches

milk

Tuesday

Cereal selection

Porridge

Ham, cheese

Grapes, toast

Fruit juice, milk

Grapes / BreadstickMilk Tuna Bake

Broccoli

Apples & milk

Tuna Bake

Broccoli

Apples & milk

Children’s home made

cheese straws

milk

Wednesday

Cereal selection

Porridge

Ham, cheese

Grapes, toast

Fruit juice, milk

Pineapple / Rice cakesMilk Sausage meat pie

Creamed Potatoes

Oranges & milk

Sausage meat pie

broccoli

Creamed

Potatoes

Oranges & milk

Crumpets

Milk

Thursday

Cereal selection

Porridge

Ham, cheese

Grapes, toast

Fruit juice, milk

Mango / Tea biscuitsMilk Sweet corn / cheese fritters

Salad

Semolina

Sweet corn / cheese fritters

Salad

Semolina

Children’s Homemade cakes
Friday

Cereal selection

Porridge

Ham, cheese

Grapes, toast

Fruit juice, milk

Carrot sticks / Breadsticksmilk Chicken in white sauce,

Rice

mixed country vegetables

Fresh fruit salad

milk

Quorn Chicken in white sauce

Rice

Mixed country vegetables

Fresh fruit salad

milk

Cheese and biscuits

milk