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Nutrition Guidelines

Spending the day learning and playing requires the right sort of fuel.  Good nutrition can lead to better concentration and improved learning as well as healthy growth and development.

It’s important to load your child’s lunchbox with tasty food that is both healthy and appealing.  With guidance from the Heart Foundation, we recommend choosing at least one item from each of the four food groups.

Here are some alternative ideas for lunchboxes:

  • Breads and cereals: Pizza, rice, pasta, sandwiches, wraps sushi.
  • Fruit and vegetables: Cherry tomatoes, carrot sticks, mandarins, grapes.
  • Milk and milk products: Cheese, yoghurt, dairy food.
  • Meat and meat products: Boiled eggs, skinless chicken drumsticks, hummus.

Water is the best drink for children and we have this freely available throughout the day.  Please do not bring in any other drinks.  We also ask parents and caregivers to exclude treat/occasional food from the children’s lunches.  This includes lollies, chippies, chocolate etc.

Please let us know if you have any questions or need any further advice regarding lunches.

Nut-free Zone

No nuts of any kind or products including nuts will be allowed within the preschool, either by children attending or the staff.

Any food prepared at the centre will be nut free.

If a mistake occurs and any child brings food containing nuts, it will be immediately removed from the lunchbox and stored in a safe area for collection.  The centre will provide replacement food for the child.

Birthday and Celebration Foods

Children are welcome to bring special food to share with their friends.  Ideas for celebration foods can be discussed with the centre team.

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