Kidz on the Avenue Menu & Nutrition
Our aim at Kidz on the Avenue is to provide the children with a variety of wholesome, healthy nutritional meals that the children will enjoy.
Our menu has been developed with the support of the Munch and Move program in accordance with NSW Health promotion officers and a qualified nutritionist.
THE NHMRC also state that a healthy diet includes:
The balance of these food groups, in combination with recommended daily serving suggestions, is essential for maintaining children’s health and wellbeing.
The NHMRC also advises that children be encouraged to drink plenty of water throughout the day and to choose water as a preferred drink or refreshment.
for your child to enjoy.
Sample menus are displayed within the centre for your information.
The centre Menu is implemented on a four week rotation. Suggestions for changes to the Menu are welcome and are trialled where appropriate.
The individual needs of all children will be accommodated when preparing meals for the children. This includes allergies and restrictions, as well as preferences and cultural and religious restrictions.
Our home cooked meals are prepared on the premises by our trained and certified staff daily.
Parents are asked to supply 1-2 fruits of your child's preference for each day that their child attends care. We ask that parents place their daily fruit contribution in the fruit basket provided.
Parents are encouraged to discuss any nutrition or food related issues with the Centre Manager during their initial visit.
[Source : NCAC Nutrition in Childcare Factsheet 2010]
Kidz on the Avenue ensure that menu’s are developed that:
KOTA also ensures that:
The Nutrition Policy, Food Handling and Menu Development Guidelines are reviewed against recognised health authorities’ guidelines on a regular basis. Any changes in guidelines are incorporated into the centre’s policies and practices.