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Healthy Meals in Pre-schools Programme

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

Criteria and guidelines

Under this programme, participating child care centres 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 pre-schoolers receive the appropriate nutrients necessary for their growing needs.

My healthy plate

Participating pre-schools are evaluated by assessors commissioned by HPB. Pre-schools which meet the guidelines will be certified and listed on HPB's website for easy reference. Pre-schools that are accredited are listed here.

Party food in pre-schools tend to be indulgent. Are there healthier party food that pre-school 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 pre-schools.

Find out more about how some of our participating pre-schools innovatively incorporate healthy eating and nutrition education here

We have also developed resources to support pre-schools and cooks:


Preschools have been requesting for more interesting recipes as a guide and inspiration to whip up healthier options for children. Together with a nutritionist and a chef, HPB has developed these recipes for preschools' cooks as a guide to prepare healthier, tasty and appealing meals for preschoolers:

1. Tuna Onigri
2. Brown Chicken Rice
3. Asian Wanton Mee
4. Oriental Beehoon
5. Annie's Chicken Briyani
6. Liza's Mee Soto
7. Nana's Roti Jala
8. Ah Teck's Char Kway Teow
9. Surprise Hashbrown
10. Chrysanthemum drink
11. Meatless (Pulled Califlower) BBQ Burger
12. Oriental Tofu Wonton Soup
13. Ah Tan's Chwee Kueh
14. Grandma's Chocolate Cake
15. Old School Cookie Monster
16. Jack's Bean Soup
17. Mama's Yummy Chicken Oat Balls
18. Dips & Sticks
19. Pulut Hitam in a Cup
20. Good Old Chapati and Dhal
21. Shrooms Burger
22. Oat Crusted Chicken
23. The Wolfboy's Pie
24. Super Tuna Pizza
25. Seoul Good Gimbap
26. Daebak Bibimbap
27. Oishi Soba
28. Chow Mien
29. Satay Boy's Crunchy Skewers
30. Popcorn Chicken
31. Kickin Chicken Nuggets
32. Willy's Fries
33. Sardine puff's punch
34. That Dimsum Roll
35. Lemongrass Drink
36. Muffin Surprise
37. Golden Waffles
38. Nonya's Kueh Salat
39. Power Tofu Bites
40. Sunshine Herb Potato  

Preschools may also refer to this sample 4 week cycle menu to plan and prepare healthier offerings for the children.

Application and further enquiries

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