NUTRITION & MENU

Here at Island Bay Childcare, we hold a Gold award with the Heart Foundations Healthy Heart Award programme. This shows how our Centre has woven healthy eating and physical activity practices sustainably into all aspects of our environment as well as engaging our community. The Healthy Heart Award recognizes that we have created and nurtured an environment that promotes healthy eating and physical activity

Examples of our programme in practice includes

NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL

Nutrition and physical activity policies that include birthdays, celebrations, professional development and resource funds, staff role modelling, nutrition and daily physical activity education, screen use and breastfeeding procedures or guidelines

LUNCHBOX GUIDELINES

Lunchbox guidelines for children transitioning to school and how we support our parents and whānau to ensure that they provide many every day and sometimes options, and discourage occasional foods, provide support and ongoing education for our parents and whānau

LEARNING EXPERIENCES

A 4 -week menu with learning experiences on healthy eating and physical activity which are documented through our learning stories, also how we demonstrate staff collaboration, child’s voice and parent/whānau engagement

HEALTHY EATING

We promote healthy eating and physical activity through Educa, our Facebook page, parent’s libraries, display boards, and parents evenings

Island Bay Childcare Menu Sample

MORNING TEA OPTIONS

Toast with Marmite & Jam, Seasonal Fruit

Fruit Bread & Seasonal Fruit

Wholemeal sandwiches with Marmite & Jam, Seasonal Fruit.

Cottage Cheese & Crackers, & Seasonal Fruit.

Cheese on Toast & Seasonal Fruit

*We provide milk and water for children at all times during the day

LUNCH OPTIONS

Chicken Stir-fry with Seasonal Vegetables on Rice.

Macaroni Cheese with Seasonal Vegetables.

Crumbed Fish with Oven chips & Steamed Vegetables.

Lasagna with Salad or Seasonal Vegetables.

Pork Chow Mein with Seasonal Vegetables & Noodles.

*We provide milk and water for children at all times during the day

AFTERNOON TEA OPTIONS

Smoothies and Rice Cakes- Kiwi

Yoghurt and Seasonal Fruit- Tui

Yogurt and Crackers with Seasonal Fruit.

Sandwiches with Marmite and Jam & Seasonal Fruit.

Crumpets with Jam & Seasonal Fruit.

Ice Cream & Wafers, and Vegetable/Fruit Platter (Once a month)

*We provide milk and water for children at all times during the day

LATE SNACKS OPTIONS

One of the following

Rice Crackers
Cruskits

Dried Fruit (Apricots, Raisins or Banana)
Yoghurt

*We provide milk and water for children at all times during the day

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