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to think that the food they serve at nurseries is ridiculous?

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PP2291 Thu 16-May-13 09:47:42

I just went to see a nursery and thought it seemed very fun and cosy. The staff were clearly well trained and were very nice. But when I asked about the food they told me everything was home made while pouring a bag of frozen chicken nuggets onto a baking tray. A look at the menu showed that they serve things like 'hot dog in a roll' for supper. Don't get me wrong I'm fine with my DS having this sort of thing sometimes and yes I am a bit mad about what he eats and don't expect everyone else to be doing kale chips and steamed vegetable dumplings blah blah. But I just think it is not healthy to eat this sort of thing every day and is also very limiting. I want my DS to be trying all sorts of foods all the time.

I don't think I'm being unrealistic I just want some more vegetables in there and one or two slightly more exotic things.

Do I just need to suck it up? Are all nurseries like this? This nursery is quite expensive and projects itself as being quite posh (has a school 'motto' and crest etc).

allmycats Thu 16-May-13 12:26:39

Mt thought is if they lie about the food they serve what else do they lie about.

Groovee Thu 16-May-13 12:37:37

The private nursery I worked in had a disaster one day. The owner who did the shopping was called away to the other nursery due to a major emergency. Then the cook phoned in sick. So one member of staff went to the shops and got strong wholemeal flour, yeast, passata, cheese and eggs. 2 members of staff made the pizza base and then the pizza, and I made chocolate cake and custard for pudding. It was all done by lunch time but the best we could do as none of us had much money on us, it wasn't pay day for another few days and the petty cash was locked away and no way round it.

Most of the parents were great about what had happened but one was so upset that her child hadn't got the home made soup and yoghurt on the menu that she put in a complaint to SW who inspected us at the time. Once the social worker stopped laughing, she said we did pretty well in the circumstances as she knew everything was home cooked by a brilliant cook, it had just been a bad day and we'd fed the children what we could as healthily as we could.

But I did go to visit nurseries when I was pregnant and was shocked at one thinking it was ok to serve up packets of savoury rice to babies.

Lonecatwithkitten Thu 16-May-13 12:53:17

There are nurseries out there that do fab food. The one DD attended one of the other mums was the cook everything homemade roast dinner once per week carved from a massive joint, fish pie, fish cakes, shepherds pie, spaghetti Bol etc all great food.

Dorange Thu 16-May-13 12:56:46

I worked in the same nursery ..............

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