Good nutrition is an essential part to every child’s development. At Guardian we provide children with meals and snacks using fresh ingredients and seasonal produce prepared by our on-site* cooks.
Our developmentally appropriate, balanced menus are as delicious as they are nutritional, incorporating a wide range of vegetables and fruit and focusing on meals with low GI-complex carbohydrates, low added sugar and unsaturated fats. Menus are rotated frequently to expand young palates and we cater to various dietary and cultural requirements in our meals.
Children at many of our centres are involved in the growth and harvesting of fruit, vegetables and herbs in the centre’s gardens which allows them to play an active role in the meal times at the centre.
Meal times are not just about eating. They provide a fantastic opportunity for children to experience new tastes and textures, and to gather together socially. When children, educators and families come together to eat and drink, an opportunity for social and language development exists along with self-help and hygiene skills.
Rest assured that our centres are nut-free and our premises and procedures comply with all food safety regulations.
*Not available at all centres.