Food and Nutrition

At Kenthurst EEC we provide Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon tea (Breakfast is provided if arrival is before 8am, and late snack at 5:30pm if required).

We proudly provide food catered by Kids Gourmet Food (KGF) who cook and provide fresh, nutritious, homestyle meals for children prepared by qualified chefs. The early years in a child’s life are instrumental in developing positive, long-term eating habits. Exposing young children to a healthy, diverse diet not only gives them the best start in life, it helps secure their future health, development and wellbeing as they grow up.

KGF use high-quality, fresh ingredients and a broad range of flavours and textures to create meals that meet – and often exceed – the latest nutritional guidelines for children in care.
 

Healthy 6 Week Menu

KGF work with nutritionists and dieticians and consult with national advisory groups to ensure the highest nutritional standards. In the six-week rotational menu, your children’s meals contain food from the five food groups recommended by the Australian Dietary Guidelines.

Our healthy and balanced meals include a variety of:

  • Fresh vegetables and legumes
  • Seasonal fruit
  • Wholegrains and seeds
  • Lean fresh meat and fish
  • Dairy options
  • Our menus also offer a wide selection of fresh fruit and raw vegetables with morning and afternoon tea, as well as steamed, fresh vegetables at lunchtime.
     

Encouraging a love of food

When children are growing up, mealtimes are not solely about nutrition. They’re a time to explore a world of new flavours and textures and to enjoy a positive and sociable eating experience that will encourage them to make their own healthy choices when they’re older.