Food at Muddy Boots

All our food is healthy and nutritious. We give our children a balanced diet with at least five portions of fruit and vegetables each day, with meals made up of locally and seasonally sourced food whenever possible. On cold days a delicious warming hot chocolate is served around the campfire.  


Learning about food

We want to teach children more about healthy lifestyles and encourage the adoption of healthy eating.

Understanding the importance of nutrition is easier if  children have been active participants in food preparation from a young age and if allowed to take opportunities to ask questions about what constitutes a healthy balanced diet. That's why we began our weekly cooking lessons at each of our nurseries!



Eating outdoors


Children's morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack always be encouraged  in our woodland site. Children will of course wash hands carefully before eating as they learn the importance of hygiene. There will be opportunities help cook over a campfire. All fires will be lit, managed and supervised by our Forest School qualified staff.

If you have any concerns with your child’s eating habits, please let us know, although you’d be surprised how well a child who is fussy at home will eat with us!

Water is available at all times throughout the day.  In colder weather we will also have warm drinks available. In summer, we will also have healthy and homemade ice lollies.