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 demonstrate to parents just how great your food is as well as having a great time. 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.
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.