Little Bouncing Bears Early Learning Centre (LBBELC) has partnered with Kids Gourmet Food (KGF) as its food supplier of nutritional meals. LBBELC provides a main lunch meal plus morning and afternoon tea. We also accommodate for children who require an Allergy. Alternate or Vegetarian Menu as well as a Puree Menu.
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 uses high-quality, fresh ingredients and a broad range of flavors and textures to create meals that meet – and often exceed – the latest nutritional guidelines for children in care.
KGF works with nutritionists and dieticians and consult with national advisory groups to ensure the highest nutritional standards. KGF provides a six-week rotational menu ensuring your children’s meals contain food from the five food groups recommended by the Australian Dietary Guidelines.
The healthy and balanced meals include a variety of:
- Fresh vegetables and legumes
- Seasonal fruit
- Wholegrains and seeds
- Lean fresh meat and fish
- Dairy options
KGF 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.
KGF follow advice from the following best practice documents:
KGF also references the Healthy Eating Pyramid, provided by Nutrition Australia, which visually explains the food types and proportions that provide a balanced diet.
How LBBELC and KGF 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. KGF are truly passionate about passing on our own love of food by offering a diverse and creative menu that captures children’s interest.
Little Bouncing Bears Early Learning Centre promotes an environment where mealtimes are one of the most important parts of the day.
Below are the current standard Menus