Our Food Philosophy
We believe you truly are what you eat at Wee Wonders. That is why healthy eating is of the absolute importance to us. Good nutrition builds healthy bodies and minds and gives children the best start to a lifetime of wellbeing and vitality.
With many children in long day care receiving 50 – 70 per cent of their food intake while in care, it’s crucial that good choices are being made regularly.
This food philosophy has led us to pursue a proactive, family-centred approach to food. We follow the Australian Dietary Guidelines to ensure our meals are prepared to meet the dietary requirements for children. We cater for the dietary requirements of all the children enrolled at our service. Please discuss your child’s special requirements, allergies and any other medical conditions with the nominated supervisor.
Mealtimes at Wee Wonders are a happy, social and relaxed affair. We never present food within the context of a punishment, reward or bribe, and force feeding of any kind is absolutely outlawed. Instead, we focus on the establishment of healthy eating habits and incorporate key nutritional messages in fun ways into our teaching programs.
Wee Wonders provides water and milk as the only beverages throughout the day and children also receive two serves of fruit.
For dietary guidelines to use at home visit the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating or check out the Healthy Kids website.