Menu Planning Options

Menu Planning

Course Progress

What you’ll learn in the Menu Planning training

  • The importance of producing nutritious menus in your early years setting
  • The Eat Better, Start Better food and drink guidelines and recommendations
  • How to read food labels
  • What information to include on your menus
  • How to caters for special dietary requirements- including vegetarian, allergies and cultural and religious requirements
  • Ideas to celebrate birthdays and special occasions in your setting
  • How to create a positive mealtime environment

Who is this training suitable for?

Early Years Practitioners, such as those working in nurseries and Children Centres, childminders and nannies. For example:

  • Nursery staff who: create menus, purchase ingredients, prepare meals and/or snacks
  • Children’s Centre staff who: plan snacks, deliver cooking activities

Catering companies who provide food to early years settings.

Learning content

The training comprises of information slides and interactive activities.

Resources to support your practice and share with families.

Estimated study time 1.5 – 2 hours.

Assessment

Short multiple choice assessment.

Knowledge Development Plan (KDP) to reflect on your learning.

Certification

Certificate issued on successful completion of the course and the Knowledge Development Plan (KDP).

Cost

£30 inc Vat.

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Course Content

Lessons Status
1

Introduction

2

Background

3

Menu Development and Feedback

4

Introduction to the Eat Better Start Better

5

Fat, Salt and Sugar Recommendations

6

Other Food Considerations

7

Planning Meals and Snacks Across the Day

8

Label Reading and Supermarket Shopping Guidelines

9

The Importance of Detail When Writing Your Menu

10

Allergies

11

Foods for Special Occasions

12

Sustainability

13

Creating A Positive Mealtime Environment

14

Resources and Promoting Messages in your Setting

15

Summary

16

Knowledge Development Plan Guidance

17

Knowledge Development Plan Guidance Continued

18

Yearly Competency Review

19

Evaluation

20

Assessment

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