Nursery Menu Review

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework highlights the importance of planning menus to meet the requirement for the provision of healthier, balanced and nutritious food and drink

Looking to Review your Nursery Menu?

Work with our team of expert Registered Nutritionists who will provide a comprehensive review of your menus and support you to meet the Eat Better Start Better food and drink guidelines.

  • Highlight that you provide nutritious meals and snacks and reflect dietary and cultural requirements
  • Receive tips and recommendations on the design of your menu to make them easy for staff and families to follow
  • Add our 'Menu Approved' logo to your menus and settings publicity
  • Showcase to families that you work hard to put nutrition at the heart of your practice, which is a priority for many families when choosing childcare.
A nursery setting food menu next to the Early Start Nutrition Menu Review Logo


"I am so pleased that we chose to work with Early Start Nutrition. We have now had our Spring menus reviewed which was such a great process. I really wanted to get an outside professional opinion and working with Early Start Nutrition was the perfect place to go. They are great to communicate with, so knowledgeable and provide really helpful constructive feedback. Along with their hard work on the menus, I really appreciate all the additional wrap around support on offer, through the blogs and webinars. It has been a great way to open up conversation with staff and parents on certain aspects of early years food, from fussy eaters to dietary needs".

Lyndsey, Cafe Des Amis (Mini Foodies Catering), May 2021

"We decided to review our menus as we are always looking at ways to improve within the setting. During feedback questionnaires, parents would ask us to review our menus to make them more culturally diverse. Our previous menu was simple, repetitive and did not offer wide choices and enhance food opportunities for children. The whole process was simple and the team were always on hand to give advice and helped check over the menu and gave the support needed to make adaptions and improvements. So many parents comment how impressed they are with our menu and it's great to see children eating a wide variety of foods. Staff even enjoy eating with children too now"! 

Shanice Morris, Alphabet House Nursery Beckton, May 2022

Menu Approved Settings

Nurseries who have achieved Menu Approved Status The Alphabet House Nurseries, Magic Years Nursery, Early Start Nurseries, Little Diamonds Ltd, Little Stars Day Care

How much does it cost?

Cost: £240 for up to four menu reviews within a 12 month period

Valid: 1 year

Please note, menus for individual children with medical requirements (e.g. allergies) are not included in this review.

Menu Planning training

You can also book our Menu Planning training to build your confidence in planning meals and snacks that meet children’s dietary requirements.

Menu Planning Product