4.7 Nutrition

Nutrition is an important part of a child’s development. Children who are well nourished are more likely to be alert, vigorous and happy. Good nutrition aids a child’s development and helps in the prevention of illness.

The Director and Educators recommend that families provide children at kindy with balanced nutritional meals and snacks to meet at least 50% of their daily recommended dietary intake of nutrients in the form of safe and appetising foods.

Further information on suitable foods to bring to child care is available in the full version of our Parent Handbook. Please speak to our Director.

Some children at the centre have food allergies that cause an anaphylactic reaction. Due to the health condition of these children we encourage families not to bring nuts or peanut butter to the centre.

Food Handling

Educators are in-serviced annually on safe food handling and storage practices.

Dominic Cooking