Food and Nutrition
At Happy Bunnies, our catering is supplied fresh every day for you by Zebedees, a company which only specialises in healthy meals for kids. We chose them because they bring a variety, freshness and quality which the old-fashioned in-house catering nurseries just can’t match. The following info is from their website.
All dishes are freshly prepared on the day and contain only high quality, fresh ingredients. We ensure that all of the menus provide the essential food groups and meet the dietary needs of growing children. Our menus include plenty of fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and organic pulses. All of our food is baked, braised, steamed or boiled and we do not serve any deep fried items. We use low salt products wherever possible. Our caterers also work very closely with local suppliers.
The menus are designed with health in mind, however, we are also committed to cultivating enjoyment of a variety of tastes in young people, which contributes to a balanced diet in later life. As well as traditional fare, our menus include more inventive dishes, created by our chefs to introduce new flavours to the children that we cater for. Our ‘Around the World’ theme day, which features every 3 weeks on our menu, presents authentic dishes from around the world and can be used as a tool for teaching children about different cuisines and cultures.
We work closely with Sarah Almond, a Paediatric Dietician, when designing our menus and all of our dishes are analysed using specialist software, to ensure they meet the specific nutritional needs of each age group. Our menus conform to the Caroline Walker Trust’s Under 5’s guidelines and standards set out by the School Food Trust and the Department for Education & Skills. Our menus are also approved by a Local Council and comply with Government guidelines.