Why these Huddersfield nurseries could be the healthiest in Yorkshire

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A group of nurseries in Huddersfield are bidding to create the UK’s healthiest kids’ menu.Portland Nurseries, which has four settings across the town, has brought in a nutrition expert and a dietitian to provide a whole food plant based menu for the nippers it cares for. Nursery bosses have worked with Dr Shireen Kassam and Lisa Simon using the best scientific evidence to create a nutritionally balanced menu aimed at tackling future obesity by improving the future health and food choices of children. The menu is packed full of fruit and vegetables and contains delicious healthy twists on kid-friendly classics like spaghetti Bolognese, lasagne and pizzas, as well as taste-broadening meals like Moroccan spinach tartlets and Massaman curry. The meals are cooked in-house by the nurseries’ team of qualified chefs, while most ingredients are organic, sourced locally, with many of the herbs and vegetables grown by the children in the nurseries’ own gardens. The menu also encourages hands-on food preparation with fun activities like Make Your Own Wraps with hummus, salad, and mixed beans to educate and engage as well as provide the best healthy options. Portland Nurseries managing directors, Anastasia Murphy and Michael Murphy are on a …

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