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Little Acorns Parent Wins Healthy Eating Competition!

We’re delighted to announce that Zoe, a parent at Little Acorns, is the winner of a Just Childcare competition! The competition asked families to come up with inspiring characters for Just Childcare’s upcoming healthy eating initiative.

Little Acorns healthy eating competition

Nursery Manager Tracy, competition winner Zoe and Catering Manager Mark

All of the nurseries in the Just Childcare family took part in the competition, which took place over the summer. There were lots of amazing entries with some really creative ideas, so we’re very proud that one of our parents won!

Fun characters to inspire healthy eating

Zoe created the ‘Shape up Squad’, a healthy eating duo whose mission is to teach children all about good nutrition. The characters will be revealed in 2017, when Just Childcare’s healthy eating campaign launches.

We presented Zoe with a healthy food hamper to celebrate her winning the competition and to thank her for her hard work.

Nursery manager Tracy said, “We’re very proud that one of our parents took the time to enter the competition and that she won. Many congratulations Zoe!”

Healthy food at Little Acorns Nursery

At Little Acorns we can adapt our healthy seasonal menu to meet any special dietary requirements. This is because our Nursery Chef freshly prepares all of our food in the nursery kitchen each day.

Zoe’s child is dairy, soya and gluten intolerant so we make sure the food they enjoy at the nursery meets these needs. We wanted the whole family to be able to enjoy the hamper, so we made sure that these special dietary requirements were taken into account when we put it together.

The hamper was filled with delicious fruit and vegetables

The hamper was filled with delicious fruit and vegetables

The basket was piled high with delicious fruit and vegetables including aubergine, pepper, cauliflower, bananas and pears. We also threw in some lovely herbs and spices like basil, parsley, cumin and coriander.

Just Childcare’s Catering Manager, Mark, said, “Congratulations to Zoe on winning the competition! We love the name and the characters she created, and are looking forward to revealing them next year.

“We wanted the hamper to reflect the fresh, balanced and nutritious food we prepare for our children. I hope Zoe and her family enjoy the hamper as much as we enjoyed putting it together!”

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took the time to enter the competition. All of the entries were brilliant, and it was no easy task picking a winner.”

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