Nutrition/Hot Meals

The food served in pre-school services is of key importance in the young child’s health, particularly for children in full day care. Some areas of nutritional concern for young children are;

  • ensuring appropriate energy intake for growth and development
  • the prevention of iron deficiency anaemia
  • adequate intake of vitamin C and calcium

The pre-school service provides an excellent setting for promoting positive habits and attitudes to healthy eating and being active as part of a healthy lifestyle. The provision of nutritious food positively enhances not only a child’s health, but also allows the child to take full advantage of the learning opportunities provided in pre-schools.

 

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