Meals and nutrition
Kiddies Kapers management believes good nutrition is vital for young children to support active growth and development and to provide the energy children need to power through their day. The service menu follows the ‘Healthy Plate’ model.
When menu planning educators work collaboratively with nutritionists to meet the standards and guidelines set by NSW Health. Our menu meets the daily RDI for children in care and has been awarded a certificate of compliance from NSW Health. Educators have adopted and implemented the ‘Munch and Move’ program to help the development of healthy bodies.
Children need to consume a variety of food from each of the basic food groups to ensure their nutritional requirements are met. Meal times at Kiddies Kapers are happy and relaxed. We believe that a stress free mealtime helps to develop good eating habits.
Meal times are social occasions where educators encourage children to be seated and to develop independence, self- esteem and self-help skills. Educators discuss in a simple way the nutritional value of food and other related conversation. Children are praised for their efforts and are given choice where possible.
Children with cultural needs and food allergies are catered and planned for. Educators have adequate anaphylaxis management training. Families are encouraged to communicate their child’s food needs with the centre director and cook.
Please find below a link to a sample menu