The food and drink offered in childcare settings plays an important role in the health of children and can help develop good eating habits to set them up for life. The Cardiff and Vale Gold Standard Healthy Snack Award celebrates childcare settings that value good nutrition and offer quality snack provision.
The award is available for all childcare providers across Cardiff and the Vale, including childminders, day nurseries, parent and toddler groups, Cylchoedd Meithrin, Flying Start groups, playgroups and out of school clubs. To achieve the award there are set criteria around the provision of healthy snacks and drinks, a positive eating environment and food hygiene and safety. Having the award also shows that the setting is following The Welsh Government Best Practice Guidance on Food and Nutrition for Childcare Settings.
To check if a childcare setting has the award look for the Snack Award logo. For more information, please contact the public health dietitians.
Phone: 02920 907699