Nutrition at Emali
Meal times are an important part of your child’s day at Emali Early Learning.
Children’s lunch is served at the tables indoors or outdoors and in their age groups. The age appropriate children serve themselves using appropriate utensils which develop their self-help skills.
Besides learning about nutrition these times foster a learning opportunity for the children’s social and language development.
Children are always encouraged to try new foods but never forced. The children are encouraged to feed themselves and staff will assist if required.
Our daily menu is displayed on the Menu Board and we provide the children with a delicious variety of nutritious meals and snacks throughout the day.
The menu is varied on a four weekly basis and accommodates multiculturalism and the likes and dislikes of the children. We include fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain bread, meat, poultry, and dairy. Water is provided at each meal.
At Emali we are very conscious of food allergies. We take the upmost care in ensuring children with allergies are provided with meals that will accommodate their diet.
We also discourage food from being brought into the centre as many of our children have allergies which can be life threatening. For this reason, all of our Emali centres are nut free zones.
For more information on Meal times and allergy awareness at Emali, please read our Family Handbook.