Our breakfast options have been chosen in consultation with the Healthy Eating Guidelines. The Guidelines suggest providing children with dairy, cereals and grains in the morning to give them a good start to the day. Children have the opportunity to choose what they would like to eat and breakfast is open all morning from 7:30 until 8:50.
Our breakfast menu therefore provides children with the option of:
- Healthy cereals
- Milk or Milo for a drink
- Toast, raisin toast & english muffins with a selection of condiments
- Special option each day
Before children eat breakfast they are encouraged to wash their hands in the aim of setting up good hygiene practices and to stop the spread of germs and infectious diseases.
Children can prepare their breakfast under the supervision of an educator. Children also sit around the kitchen tables in a calm and social environment.
We use this time to talk about healthy eating choices, hygiene & suggestions for upcoming menus.
Our afternoon tea options have been chosen in consultation with the Healthy Eating Guidelines. The Guidelines suggest providing children with dairy, grains, fruit & vegetables and protein.
An example of our afternoon tea menu includes:
The Afternoon tea is served at 3.15pm includes:
- A platter of seasonal fruit and vegetables
- Afternoon Snack which may include a cooked meal
- Water is available at all times
Late snack is served around 5pm and includes:
- A light snack that can at times prepared or cooked by the children during the afternoon, that changes daily.
Before children eat afternoon tea they are encouraged to wash their hands to maintain proper hygiene and to reduce spreading germs and infectious diseases.
Children sit down in a relaxed, calm and social environment with their friends and educators. Educators model healthy eating by serving food hygienically, encouraging children to eat fruit and modelling good eating practices. A copy of the menu is available to view in the centre's kitchen and in the office area.
We encourage children to help our Educators to cook and prepare our late snack for 5pm. During this time children are given the opportunity to develop their cooking skills, talk about healthy eating, as well as provide suggestions for our weekly menu.