Nutrition & Menu
We aim to instil in all children the importance of maintaining a lifelong respectful relationship with food with a particular focus on nutrition & sustainability. It is important children understand where food comes from and we use fresh produce from own vegetable gardens wherever possible.
Our menu changes with the seasons (to ensure that we are using seasonal foods as well as offering meals that are best suited to the seasons) as well as daily (we have a six week rotating menu).
If your child has food sensitivities, allergies or cultural needs – please discuss these with the Director. In most instances, we can provide an alternative on our menu. As with everything that we do here at Happy Tots Education, your feedback is always welcomed.
Supporting healthy food choices early
Children’s beliefs and attitudes about food, as well as their eating habits, start at home and very early in life. As a provider of food to your child during this critical time, we take our role seriously and know that children who grow up enjoying a variety of nutritious foods from the Five Food Groups are more likely to make their own healthy choices as they get older.
Our menu and curriculum is designed to teach children to:
We also design cooking experiences with our children (particularly in the older rooms) to allow them to better understand what is involved with providing good nutritious food – and to allow them the sensory experience of interacting with food in its various states, eg. raw vs cooked, skinned vs peeled etc.