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Healthy eating for children

At Footsteps Nursery, we believe in good food for growing bodies.

Delicious, healthy food choices

We want every child in our Workington nursery to have access to good, healthy food that will help to nourish them as they grown and develop. However, it also needs to taste great, as we all know kids don’t always want to go for the healthy options!

Footsteps Nursery prides itself on its healthy eating initiative. During the recent Ofsted inspection the inspector highlighted healthy living and enjoying a healthy lifestyle as a major strength of the nursery.


“Children’s health and well-being is additionally promoted through the ‘Healthy Eating Programme’ promoted by designated staff who ensure all meals and snacks meet national nutritional guidelines” (Ofsted 2014)

About our kitchen and menu

Footsteps Nursery employs a Healthy Eating Coordinator who plans and cooks with fresh produce on a daily basis. Our kitchen is designed to allow children to observe, learn and contribute as the meals are being prepared. Our menus are seasonal and are prepared on a 3-week rota.


We take into account food allergies and intolerances and have incorporated the information into our menu planning. Our highly qualified team can identify and inform you of any of the 14 allergens within our menus. We are happy to discuss the menu with you, and aim to able to accommodate any special requirements you may have.

Smile for Life

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Smile4Life is an oral health improvement programme designed to help adults and children improve their oral health. Smile4Life covers 4 key themes:

  • Encouraging healthy eating and drinking

  • Encouraging regular toothbrushing

  • Encouraging the promotion of a healthy lifestyle

  • Visiting the dentist regularly


Here at Footsteps Nursery, we have successfully completed the Smile4Life programme workbook and have been awarded all 4 certificates.

Contact the nursery

Footsteps Nursery works hard to promote healthy eating in our Workington nursery. If you would like to discuss the menu, please feel free to contact the team.

01900 872011

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