This is nutritional guidance and food standards for early years childcare providers in Scotland. An updated version of the 'Setting the Table' guidelines is due for publication after the review of recent scientific evidence. The aim is to ensure that children aged 0 to 5 in childcare settings across Scotland are offered healthy and nutritious meals, snacks and drinks.
The increase in ELC hours will use four key principles as outlined within 'A Blueprint for 2020: the Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare in Scotland':
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The new menus detailed below will commence on Monday 26 October 2022.
All choices come with the choice of water or milk included in the price. There should be a minimum of two options of vegetables, salad or vegetables sticks on offer, with two portions served with each meal.
If your child is diagnosed with a food allergy or intolerance or requires a special textured diet please inform us as soon as possible.
A medically prescribed form must be signed by a medical professional (GP, dietitian, Speech and Language therapist) in order for a special diet to be implemented. Forms signed by parents will not be accepted.
Please visit our diet and nutrition section for application forms and guidance.
|Hot Option||Tasty beef burger with potato wedges||Cheesy pasta with garlic bread finger (v)||Creamy chicken curry with rice & naan bread||**Bangers and mashed potato with gravy||*Fish fingers with diced potato|
|Vegetarian Alternative (v)||Quorn burger with potato wedges (v)||Cheesy pasta with garlic bread finger (v)||Mild vegetable curry with rice & nann bread (v)||Quorn bangers and mashed potato served with gravy (v)||Fishless fingers with diced potato (ve)|
|Soup, home baking, fruit or yoghurt||Fresh fruit Or yoghurt||Home baking or fresh fruit slices||Fresh fruit or yoghurt||Home baking or fresh fruit||Fresh Fruit or yoghurt|
Week 1 Menu - 24 Oct, 14 Nov, 5 Dec, 9 Jan 2023, 30 Jan, 20 Feb, 13 Mar, 17 Apr, 8 May, 29 May and 19 June.
|Hot Option||Pizza Slice with veg sticks (v)||Beef Bolognese and pasta spirals with garlic bread finger||Vegan dippers with a wholemeal pitta bread & potato wedges (ve)||Roast beef inside a yorkshire pudding with gravy, creamy mashed potatoes||*Salmon nuggets with mashed potato|
|Vegetarian Alternative (v)||Pizza Slice with veg sticks (v)||
|Vegan dippers with a wholemeal pitta bread & potato wedges (ve)||Veggie meatballs inside a yorkshire pudding with gravy, creamy mashed potatoes (v)||Baked potato with cheese (v)|
|Home baking, fresh fruit or yoghurt||Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt||Home Baking or Fresh Fruit||Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt||Home Baking or Fresh Fruit||Fresh Fruit or Yoghurt|
Week 2 Menu - 31 Oct, 21 Nov, 12 Dec, 16 Jan 2023, 6 Feb, 27 Feb, 20 Mar, 24 Apr, 15 May, 5 June and 26 June.
|Hot Option||*Fish fingers served with mashed potato & baked beans||Beef lasagne with a garlic bread||Mild chicken curry and rice with naan bread||Veggie sausage roll served with mashed potatoes (v)||Homemade lentil soup with cheese sandwiches (v)|
|Vegetarian Alternative||*Fish fingers served with mashed potato & baked beans||Pasta spirals in a tomato sauce with garlic bread (v)||Baked potato with baked beans (v)||Veggie sausage roll served with mashed potatoes (v)||Homemade lentil soup with cheese sandwiches (v)|
|Sweet treat, fruit or yoghurt||Fruit or yoghurt||Home baking or fruit||Fruit or yoghurt||Home baking or fruit||Fruit or yoghurt|
Week 3 Menu - 7 Nov, 28 Nov, 19 Dec, 23 Jan 2023, 13 Feb, 6 Mar, 27 Mar, 1 May, 22 May and 12 June.