Barton Day Nurseries is fully committed to providing a positive influence on children’s knowledge, attitudes and behaviour towards food and a healthy lifestyle. The sharing of food and drink plays an important part in the social life of our Nurseries as well as reinforcing children’s understanding of the importance of healthy eating. We are especially proud of the way in which our nutrition practice is integrated into all areas of the nursery life. Staff and children eat together and children are encouraged to use real cutlery and crockery as soon as they are able to do so. We actively encourage our children to understand the relationship between healthy eating and good hygiene.