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Menu Matters participated in a national study…

Menu Matters participated in a national study by the School Food Trust evaluating nursery food across the country to assess the need for clear nutritional standards for nursery food.

We undertook a detailed study into the nursery food provision in Liverpool, commissioned by the Liverpool PCT on behalf of the Liverpool Health & Wellbeing Trust. The food supplied by 34 nurseries across Liverpool was analysed against the Caroline Walker Trust guidelines.

The recommendations from the study led to the development of the Liverpool Nursery Nutrition programme run in 2010/2011. As part of this, Menu Matters were commissioned to develop a bespoke menu which followed the CWT guidelines. Nurseries were given a 3 week menu cycle that met the Caroline Walker Trust Guidelines for the under 5’s in childcare. They received detailed recipes and a shopping list showing quantities of the ingredients needed for each week. The cost of ingredients for the recipe was provided (based on average supermarket prices December 2010).

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