Children develop food habits when they are young. As parents, educators and carers, we believe it is our responsibility to provide a variety of meals that enable children to develop and maintain good food habits throughout their lives.
Good nutrition plays a very important role in children’s physical and mental development in their early childhood. Children have their own unique nutritional requirements. We aim to support this by having a wide variety of foods from the five food groups.
The establishment of healthy eating habits prior to the beginning of schooling is important, as this early education in nutritional eating will assist in maintaining good health into the future.
The Confident Kids Child Care and Early Learning centre’s nutritional program includes a 6 week rotating seasonal menu that meets children’s needs. The menu has been developed based on the nutritional, energy, cultural and health requirements of children. Our balanced menus are delicious and enticing, using a wide range of seasonal vegetables and fruits with a focus on meals with low GI-complex carbohydrates, low added sugar and unsaturated fats.
Our qualified cook freshly prepares all the children’s meals on-site each day.
When children and educators gather together to eat and drink, an opportunity is presented to try new things and experience new tastes and textures. It is also a time for social interaction, self-help and hygiene skills.
Water is fundamental for healthy children, its helps prevent tooth decay and through the fluoride in drinking water forms strong teeth. Water is always available to the children throughout the day.
Fruit and Vegetables are served with each meal throughout the day. Children should be consuming 1 serve of fruit and 3 serves of vegetables up to the age of 3 and 2 servings of fruit and 5 servings of vegetables for children between the ages of 4 and 5.
FOOD SAFETYOur Centre is nut-free and our procedures comply with all food safety regulations. Our qualified staff will accommodate children with allergies or special dietary requirements.
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