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Menu plans and recipes

This 3 week menu plan resource, implemented by the HSE provides a practical guide for pre-schools to carry out the guidelines and to provide balanced, nutritious meal ideas that will satisfy a growing child.

All recipes are suitable for children from 1 year onwards and the portion sizes are based on the requirements of children aged 1½ - 3 years.

The resource:

  • Caters for up to 30 child servings.
  • Gives information on food safety and preparation.
  • Provides balanced, nutritious meal ideas including recipes.
  • Supplies recipes which are suitable for children from 1 year onwards.
  • Offers tooth friendly drinks.

Each recipe contains the ingredients, measurements, method, alternative options to certain ingredients, tips and hints.


3 week menu plan (PDF)

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