Nutrition


At Abacus we constantly strive to prepare and serve healthy, balanced nutritional meals and snacks.  Our qualified cook freshly prepares all food.  All the children enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables, which are served everyday.  The cook regularly changes the choice on offer as this keeps the children interested in food and in trying something new.

A 3 week sample menu displaying lunch and afternoon snack is shown below.  The children can either have a glass of milk or water with their meals.

 Week 1

 Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday 

Friday 

 Lunch

Cod and vegetables with 

herby cous cous


Fresh fruit platter

Beef curry with brown 

white rice


Fresh fruit platter

Chicken & vegetable 

casserole with 

boiled potatoes 

Fresh fruit platter

Pasta

bolognaise


Fresh fruit platter

Pork chausseur

 with noodles


Fresh fruit platter

 Afternoon

Snack

Crackers with ham or

chicken & cheese

Freshly baked wholemeal

or ginger scones

Pizza, onion rings and

 garlic bread

Chicks: spaghetti & toast

Naan & wholemeal 

pitta bread with sweet 

chilli dip

Selection of

sandwiches

 Week 2

Monday 

Tuesday 

Wednesday 

Thursday 

Friday 

Lunch

Chicken curry

with cous cous







Fresh fruit platter

Italian Shepherds Pie -

made with low fat mince


 and low fat white sauce






Fresh fruit platter

Mexican pork - minced

 pork, veg & noodles in a

 spicy tomato based 

sauce


Fresh fruit platter

Cod and vegetables 

in a tomato based 

sauce with brown and

 white rice


Fresh fruit platter

Savory mince

with boiled potatoes




Fresh fruit platter

Afternoon

Snack

Freshly baked

wholemeal or

 

apple & cinnamon scones

Crackers with ham or

chicken &

cheese

Hot finger buffet -

 cocktail sausages, 

sausage rolls, mini 

waffles, chicken pieces, 

potato stars

Selection of 

sandwiches

Pancakes & 

muffins

 Week 3

Monday 

Tuesday 

Wednesday 

Thursday 

Friday 

Lunch

Turkey

bolognaise




Fresh fruit platter

Chicken & vegetable

soup with

boiled potatoes



Fresh fruit platter

Beef chasseur

with

cous cous



Fresh fruit platter

Fish fingers,

beans, sweetcorn

and oven chips

Chicks: potatoes 

instead of oven chips

Fresh fruit platter

Pasta bolognaise with

brown and white rice




Fresh fruit platter

 Afternoon

Snack

Select of sandwiches

Beans on toast

Freshly baked

 wholemeal or fruit

 scones

Bowl of cornflakes

 or rice krispies

Cracker bread,

ham, chicken & cheese