George and Charlotte: How to prepare their “nutritious and balanced” school meals
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are known to encourage healthy eating in their children. It’s a new school year and parents across the country will be busy preparing packed lunches for their children.
The royals are no different and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will also be back in the routine of school preparations for Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
The couple’s two eldest attend Thomas’s School in Battersea, London.
It is not known if George and Charlotte have school or packed lunches, but they will most certainly be on a balanced nutritious diet regardless of their parents’ choice.
On the Thomas’s School website, the Wellness section states: “At Thomas’s, we are committed to ensuring that our students receive not only a healthy, nutritious and balanced meal every day, but also a delicious one.
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“Lunch for the entire school community is prepared by a team of chefs, who enjoy discussing the choices on offer with the kids each day and working with the pickiest to find something they would like to eat.
“Children can choose from a range of lunch options, as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, and everything is done to minimize the consumption of sugar and salt.
“The daily menu can include anything from chicken and chorizo jambalaya or pepper crusted salmon with garlic chickpeas to lentil and carrot soup with balls of dough. garlic. “
If William and Kate choose packed lunches for their children, it’s probably their nanny Maria Terresa Barrallo, trained at the famous Norland College, who prepares them.
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Julia Gaskell, Head of Counseling, Training, Alumni and Agency at Norland College, spoke to Hello! on how their students prepare school meals.
Julia said, “Students at Norland learn how to prepare healthy and nutritious meals for children through weekly hands-on food and nutrition classes.
“They also learn the importance of nutrition for physical and brain development, difficult feeding, weaning and how to meet special dietary needs.
“They draw on their knowledge and skills during their extensive internship experience throughout Norland’s unique integrated four-year diploma and degree course.
“At Norland, we encourage children to eat their savory food first in case they run out of time and have a drink, but some children like to eat the sweeter things first – school may also have problems. rules and consistency is the key to supporting children in developing healthy eating habits. “
“It’s important to remember that starting (or going back to) school can be an anxious time, so at first we wouldn’t be too worried about what morsels they ate and when.
“Children can often be hungry by collection time at the end of the day, so if they have any packed lunches they might want some.
“We always recommend having a small, healthy snack when picking up.”
Examples of lunchbox foods that Norland nannies learn to cook include mini frittatas, celery slices with a few dips, rice paper veggie wraps, pinwheel sandwiches, homemade sausage rolls, and scotch eggs, cheese scones, muffins and smoothies.
Julia added, “We always encourage our students to think about how to involve children in their meal preparation and talk to them and explain to them why it is good for them too.
“The more children are involved, the more they develop an interest in healthy foods and the more likely they are to eat them.
“Children like to know what they eat for lunch (they like the routine), they have particular foods that they like to eat that are healthy and can be eaten as independently as possible.”