Higgy’s House is proud to have been validated as a Healthy Ireland Pre-school Service in August 2016.
At Higgy’s House we have always prepared and continue to prepare all our food in house, with fresh ingredients. We keep up to date with the latest nutrition and diet information for children, providing a varied and nutritious diet. We see meal times as an opportunity for the children to socialize, learn about food and develop healthy eating habits.
Each week our menu is displayed in reception. The menu lists any allergens present such as gluten or dairy. This varies from week to week with staff and parents contributing new recipes and ideas for us to try! Our recipes of the week prove very popular with the parents.
Some of our most popular dishes are Chicken curry, our homemade scones and bread.
- Salt is not used in the preparation of any meals.
- Portion sizes are in line with recommendations from Safefood, (What is a serving size? A guide for Pre-schools).
- Drinks offered are milk and water.
- The children are encouraged to try all food offered and food is not used as a punishment or reward.
Higgy’s House Weekly Menu (Sample)
|Day||Morning Snack||Lunch||Afternoon Snack|
|Monday||Biscuits and Milk||Tuna Pasta Bake
|Pitta pockets with ham & cheese, natural yogurt with fruit puree, Milk|
|Contains Allergens||Dairy, Wheat gluten||Wheat gluten, Dairy, eggs Fish||Wheat gluten, Dairy|
|Tuesday||Fruit and Milk||Chicken Noodle Stir- Fry Fruit||Beans on toast, natural Yogurt with fruit puree, Milk|
|Contains Allergens||Dairy||Eggs, wheat gluten, Soya sauce||Wheat gluten, Dairy|
|Wednesday||Fruit and Milk||Beef Goulash with Rice Fruit||Waffles with Honey, natural Yogurt with fruit puree, Milk|
|Contains Allergens||Dairy||Eggs, Wheat Gluten Dairy|
|Thursday||Toast and Milk||Bacon & Potato pie with peas Fruit||Hummous with breadsticks, natural Yogurt with fruit puree, Milk|
|Contains Allergens||Dairy, Wheat gluten||Dairy||Dairy, wheat gluten|
|Friday||Fruit and Milk||Lasagne Fruit||Shortbread biscuits, natural Yogurt with fruit puree, Milk,|
|Contains Allergens||Dairy||Wheat gluten, dairy, eggs||Dairy, Wheat gluten|