We transferred from another Nursery and we were all very apprehensive as he was settled. In the few short months he has been there he has been at his happiest, learning more and more each day

Oscar

Fun With Food

Fun with Food is all about getting children excited about healthy food. 

Our Chef (with support from the Nursery Practitioners) runs sessions that focus on the chosen colour of healthy foods e.g. purple fruit and vegetables, and giving the children an opportunity to explore the food using all their senses.

Example - an apple : red, “crunch”, sweet, soft inside, harder outside, cold, fresh smell.

Focus on Development Needs
The sessions are run for each age group to focus on different areas of interest and focus on individual development needs:

Jelly Babies : discover textures, colours and tastes.  Includes using fruit and vegetables as stamps to make pictures.

Jelly Tots : introduce new vocabulary, become more conscious of their senses and how much they can discover by using them

Pre-school : discovering the science behind food and nature e.g. putting food colouring in a vase to see the flower take on the colour of the food colouring; food groups; the effect of temperature.

Big Foot take Fun with Food one step further by producing their own healthy, home-grown fruit, vegetables and flowers.  Recent successes have included runner beans, strawberries and sunflowers. The children have really enjoyed the whole process, from planting, to nurturing and caring for the plants, and finally enjoying the harvest.

 

How can you find out more / get involved?

A scrapbook has been produced of the Fun With Food sessions, including photos and children’s comments.  It is full of fun and inspiring.