Nutrition / Menu

GOOSH aims to provide nutritious and varied food, of high quality. Children are encouraged to develop good eating habits through good examples and education. Parents are encouraged to share family and multicultural values and ideas to enrich the variety and enjoyment of food by the children. High standards of hygiene are maintained throughout all food preparation. Snack times are seen as a social event where children and staff can relax, talk about their day and experience a variety of foods.

IMG_0727Breakfast

Breakfast is available between 7:00am & 8:30am

GOOSH provides a variety of nutritious food for the children each morning. Breakfast food available includes Weetbix, Rice Bubbles, Corn Flakes, Special K, wholemeal toast, raisin toast, wholemeal muffins, crumpets, water and milk.

IMG_0526Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea is served at 3.10pm

GOOSH promotes balanced and healthy eating practices by offering a variety of home made snacks, light meals, fresh fruit and vegetables.

All children must wash their hands before eating. Tongs are provided for the children to serve themselves. Staff will serve any hot food to the children. All children’s individual needs such as allergies will be addressed in the menu. Staff will keep a list of all children’s allergies or food restrictions near food preparation area.

Afternoon Tea Examples – Shepherd’s Pie, Chow Mien, Vegetarian Nachos, Fried Rice, Soups, San Choy Bau, Casseroles, Curries, Sausages, Vegemite & Cheese Scrolls, Lasagne, Spaghetti Bolognese,¬†Sandwiches, Muffins, Cookies, Dried Fruit.

We also serve a late snack at approximately 5:30pm each afternoon. Some examples are: Apple slices, rock-melon, vegetable sticks (carrot or celery), rice cakes, rice crackers, popcorn and more.

Fresh drinking water is available at all times.

Food Allergies

Policy Statement:

GOOSH aim to provide nutritional food that meets the safety and dietary requirement of all children.

Procedure:

  • Where a child is at risk of having an anaphylactic reaction “trigger” food will not be kept at the centre.

  • Foods that “may contain traces” of the “trigger” food will be served.

  • Suitable options will be available to children with allergies.

  • The centre will display the daily food program for parental viewing, located in the hallway which leads into the homework room.

  • Children are not permitted to bring any foods containing peanuts.

For further information please see the link for GOOSH Policy and Procedures on anaphylaxis.


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