Early Years

Celebrate the great food you serve at your nursery by joining a Great Roast Dinner Celebration event.

Get Involved

What is the Great Roast Dinner Celebration?

The Great Roast Dinner Celebration is a series of lunches that run throughout the academic year, where nurseries invite parents to eat a delicious roast dinner with the children. This gives you the opportunity to show parents just how great your food is. It’s also a good opportunity to chat to the parents of the older children about what their kids will be having for lunch when they start school.

Upcoming events:

Mother's Day Celebration lunch: Wednesday 27th March 2019

End of Term Celebration lunch: Wednesday 10 July 2019

Why is it important

With 22,000 children severely obese when they leave primary school we should all be taking steps to address this health crisis.

Many parents mistakenly imagine that a packed lunch is the healthiest option for their kids. In fact, with only 1% of packed lunches meeting the nutritional standards that currently apply to school food, it is far easier to get the necessary nutrients into a cooked school meal.

How can my nursery get involved?

When you sign up your nursery to host a Great Roast Dinner Celebration, you’ll be able to download a kit full of resources and materials to host your event, including posters and invitations for parents so you can show them just how great your nursery lunches are. You can choose to take part in as many events as you like, chances are you’ll be doing some of them anyway – such as your Christmas dinner, but by signing up you’ll get a host of materials to make your event extra special.


What’s in the kit?

When you sign up to host a Great Roast Dinner Celebration, you’ll be sent a link to download your free kit:

  • Posters to display around nursery announcing your event
  • Invitation templates to send to parents
  • Menu templates for you to display on the day of your event
  • Roast Dinner themed activities
  • Top tips to help you make your dining space the best it can be
A sample of the media in the Great Roast Dinner Celebration pack