Nutrition Talk by Sodexo
Today, NHP were joined by Amy Teichman, the Quality and Nutrition Manager for Sodexo (the catering providers for NHP), for an informative talk on child nutrition, based on extensive research and experience within the schools’ sector. She discussed how the catering team at NHP creates varied and balanced meals that work on a three-week rota to provide our pupils with a wide range of options. We allow our children freedom to choose the food items on their plates in a controlled and monitored environment, encouraging them to add vegetables where needed.
By including a twice-weekly sweet treat, she spoke about how this enables pupils to understand that all food types can be enjoyed in moderation; thus building the foundations for a healthy and happy life both in and out of school.
Amy gave some great tips to our attending parents on how to how to incorporate healthier ingredients into regular meals, which even the fussiest of children will enjoy! We finished the session with a demonstration of recommended portion sizes and how our catering team measures each portion when preparing food for the children, finishing off with a Q&A, which covered points in the answers such as how it is very normal for children to be hungry and wanting a snack around 3pm after a good lunch, how portion sizes vary from lower down the school to higher up and and how student voice is important to the school through feedback on the food discussed at School Council.
It was an incredibly informative talk and one which highlighted the pivotal role that schools take in creating a healthy relationship with eating.