Tops Day Nurseries, fully understand a healthy, balanced diet and regular physical activity are essential for your children’s health and well-being. Research confirms that healthy eating habits in the years before school are extremely important because they influence growth, development and academic achievement in later life.

As you may have seen in the media there is growing concern about childhood obesity. The number of children under five who are overweight or obese has risen to 41 million, from 31 million in 1990, according to figures released by a World Health Organisation commission.

Fighting the childhood obesity crisis is a top priority and for this reason, the no added sugar menus were launched. When your children are in our care, the food we provide is nutritious and well balanced. Giving them the energy required to learn, play and develop, while keeping the food interesting and tasty.

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Current Menus

As a provider of early years care and education, we felt more could be done to promote a healthy lifestyle. By providing a no added sugar menu to support your children’s growth and development, the new menu has been devised using Children Food Trust recommendations.

The meals provided are prepared and cooked by Tops trained chefs. These are scheduled on a three-week rota, which changes throughout the year. The current menu can be viewed:

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Finger food without the fear

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Celebrity Chef visits Tops Day Nurseries

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On Tuesday 4th October, multi-Michelin-starred chef Jean-Christophe Novelli visited Tops Day Nurseries to deliver a special cookery class and shared healthy eating tips with chefs within the family of 17 day nurseries. Excessive consumption in young children increases the risk of obesity and life-threatening problems such as heart disease and diabetes. The new menus have been designed to ensure the children have a fully balanced diet throughout the day, and importantly have reduced the sugar intake with the meals and…

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Tops Day Nurseries reacts to government plans to tackle obesity

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Theresa May’s government yesterday announced plans to tackle childhood obesity, a cause very close to our hearts at Tops Day Nurseries.  While there are measures to be taken in the coming years, it has been criticised that advertisers have not been regulated, and all measures will be voluntary.   According to Public Health England (PHE), 31% of children aged between 2 and 15 are overweight or obese.  This is an alarming figure considering the numerous side effects that come from…

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