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Healthy Meals in Preschools Programme

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The Healthy Meals in Preschools Programme (HMPP) empowers preschools to provide healthier meals and encourages them to educate children on eating right. As preschoolers who attend child care centres or kindergartens spend a major part of their day there, these preschools play a vital role in helping them cultivate healthy eating habits.

Preschools that provide food to children must adhere to the Healthy Meals in Preschools Programme (HMPP) guidelines as stipulated in the Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDC) Regulatory Standards (RS) and Code of Practice (COP).

Criteria and Guidelines

Under this programme, participating preschools need to follow food service guidelines. These include:

  • Cutting down fat, sugar and sodium
  • Serving wholegrain, fruit and vegetables
  • Serving healthy set meals
    • These meals incorporate food from the four main food groups – brown rice, wholemeal bread, meat and others, vegetable and fruit. These help preschoolers receive the appropriate nutrients necessary for their growing needs.

My Healthy Plate

Participating preschools are evaluated by assessors commissioned by HPB. Preschools are required to meet the guidelines and can refer to these FAQs for more information. Here is a list of preschools who have been accredited.

Party food in preschools tend to be indulgent. Are there healthier party food that preschool can provide for children? Let's find out what are some available healthier party food and drinks.

For your reference, we have compiled a list of suppliers that provide healthier food and ingredients.

Our assigned assessors will evaluate participating preschools.

Find out more about how some of our participating preschools innovatively incorporate healthy eating and nutrition education here.

We have also developed resources to support preschools and cooks:

Application and further enquiries

For more information or to participate in this programme, kindly email to with the subject heading "Healthy Meals in Preschools".