Developing a food policy
To develop a successful food and nutrition policy it's important to consult with parents/carers and the children in your care, where possible. It can be helpful to create a group made up of parents/carers, your cook and other appropriate members of staff, to work on the policy together.
You may already have a number of unwritten rules around food and eating. Creating a policy that includes these ensures that everyone is aware of the approach you take towards food. It will also help provide information to parents/carers and staff.
A policy will also help ensure that if parent/carers send food in with their children that it complies with your guidance.
The policy will need monitoring and reviewing regularly in line with other policies that you have.