At Little Assets we believe in the importance of helping children understand what their bodies need in order to stay healthy. We consider meal times a great time for social interaction and creating a healthy, positive attitude towards food. Little Assets promotes healthy eating both at the centre and at home.
It’s very important that every child receives the right nutrients to keep them growing healthily. When children eat well, it’s easier for them to focus, taking in the day’s learning with enthusiasm and interest.
Many conversations at our centre are about our food choices. We might talk about ‘sometimes food’ and ‘daily food’, encouraging children to think critically about the options available to them.
As part of this educational experience, our meals are prepared and served at the centre. We provide hot meals for lunch, such as mixed vegetables, soups, pasta and rice. These meal options rotate on a weekly basis, and we also incorporate fresh, seasonal variations in produce. Children love these delicious, varying tastes, with spaghetti bolognaise and pasta. “Pumpkin Soup” with garlic bread is the absolute crowd pleaser.
Because we take health and nutrition seriously, we have a qualified cook on site to prepare our meals. He incorporates fresh ingredients, and the healthy low-sugar and low-salt recipes to create a great culture of healthy eating. It’s easy to make good choices when the choices look so good!
We’re well-versed in dietary requirements, and are able to cater for a wide range of needs. For example, we can provide gluten-free, lactose-free, anaphylaxis-friendly and celiac food options, as well as the religious requirements of Halal foods. We are an “egg-free” and “nuts free” centre.
When you enrol your child with us, we’ll show you the menu and give you the chance to discuss your child’s requirements with us. You will also have input when we revise our menus.
Overview of Our Daily Meal Program
- Breakfast – Cereal and Toast: Served before 8am
- Morning Tea – Fresh Fruit Platter: Served with milk or water
- Lunch – Hot Meals: Served with water and wholemeal/wholegrain breads
- Afternoon Tea – Savoury Treats: Served with water or milk
- Late Snack – Assorted Sandwiches: A variety of sandwiches containing vegemite, unsweetened jam, cheese spread and butter