NMP U5 for Nurseries and Childminders
Many Under 5s are eating two or three meals a day in nurseries or with childminders, making the nutritional content of what is being served to them more important than ever.
Nutmeg's Under 5s program contains a database of over 700 recipes from the Caroline Walker Trust approved by the Food Standards Agency. It builds on the success of Nutmeg's original CHOMP program but with added user-friendliness and functionality.
Users can pick dishes to build up a balanced and varied menu, comparing the levels of 12 nutrients with the recommended standards for children under 5. The program puts young children at its heart, allowing analysis of platter combinations such as sandwiches and fruit salads, which reflect the way children often prefer to eat.
To find out more about the nutritional requirements of this group access the Caroline Walker Trust web site here. Eating well for Under 5s in child care sets out new evidence for the importance of eating well for Under 5s and provides a detailed rationale for nutrient based standards for this sector.