Food For Life Served Here

The Soil Association Food for Life Served Here Award provides an independent endorsement that food providers are taking steps to improve the food they serve. It is an award parents can trust. Because the award can only be gained after a physical inspection, parents can be confident that it offers a robust, structured process for improving food quality. It addresses many of the food quality issues that concern us all. KTB Kids are audited annually to ensure they meet high standards of provenance and traceability, providing reassurance to parents that meals are freshly prepared using environmentally-sustainable and seasonal ingredients.

Gaining recognition of quality in catering through this award shows the wider world that KTB Kids nursery provides tasty, nutritious meals in an environment that creates great social skills. Taking some responsibility towards sowing the seeds of good food habits for life through practical cooking and growing activities and food-based learning – both for children and their parents and carers, forms an important part of the KTB Kids ethos. It is with pride that the nursery can boast attainment of the highest standard of recognition through the Soil Association Food for Life Served Here Award, the Gold award for 4 consecutive years.

Below is an extract from the most recent inspection report, which was in April 2018:

Many thanks to Katie for her time at inspection. KTB Kids have a clear commitment to Gold Food for Life standards for the children in their care. They offer a well balanced daily menu that meets and often exceeds the voluntary guidelines for Early Years settings. An impressive 100% of their menu is freshly prepared from quality ingredients by Mrs Murphy, who’s cooking is clearly enjoyed by the children. They offer organic meat and dairy alongside thoughtful seasonal purchasing of fruits and vegetables. Dishes looked visually appealing and smelled delicious; of particular note was the way children served themselves, eating from plates and using cutlery by 10 months of age. Cooking activities and the family recipe book – with plans for allotment growing – are great activities to develop positive connections with food. Well done on a very impressive inspection and for achieving substantially more points than the 300+ required at Gold!

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