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Nurseries: Food

Question for Department for Education

UIN 51818, tabled on 20 September 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will take steps to provide all children in nurseries with access to (a) nutritious and (b) hot meals every day.

Answered on

28 September 2022

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework requires that where children are provided with meals, snacks and drinks, they must be healthy, balanced and nutritious. This is set out at Section 3.38, which also refers to example menus and guidance designed specifically for early years settings.

The EYFS statutory framework can be found here:

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