Relationship with food
We aim to instil in all children the importance of maintaining a lifelong respectful relationship with food with a particular focus on nutrition & sustainability. We publish our recipes regularly so that foods that your children enjoy or talk about eating can be reproduced by you at home.
Our Nutrition goals
Healthy food choices
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.
It is important children understand where food comes from and we use fresh produce from own vegetable gardens wherever possible. We shop locally for our produce wherever possible and support local farmers in their business.
Our cook is passionate about providing quality food with exciting, tasty, nutritious options and we are always looking to expand our selection for the children – so please don’t hesitate to offer recipe ideas! 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, and we have a four week rotating menu.
Our menu and curriculum is designed to teach children to:
- Talk about different foods and their role in our health and wellbeing. This helps children understand about healthy choices.
- Choose ‘everyday foods’ from the five food groups.
- Save ‘sometimes’ foods for special occasions.
We 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. e.g. raw vs. cooked, skinned vs. peeled etc.
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.
Come Visit Us
The best way to see what Nurture can offer is to come and experience our centre! Our friendly team will give a guided tour of the centre, and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to book a tour.