Establishing Healthy Behaviours in Kids With Nutritious Meals

The early years are really important when it comes to establishing healthy behaviours – they pave the way for a lifetime of health and wellbeing. At The Pocket, we understand how important our role is in terms of encouraging and facilitating these healthy behaviours.

Our Childcare Menu

Our childcare menu changes every week and includes a range of nutritious and culturally diverse choices. We provide morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, snacks, drinks and water (which is always available and encouraged). Our menu is designed by our on-site chef to give kids the balanced nutrition they need to fuel their fun days at daycare and ensure optimal growth and development. Our menu is based on the Get Up and Grow Australian Government Guidelines and provides recommended servings of the 5 basic food groups:

    • Vegetables and legumes/beans
    • Fruit
    • Grain (cereal) foods, mostly wholegrain and/or high cereal fibre varieties such as bread, cereal, rice, pasta, noodles, polenta, couscous, oats, quinoa and barley
    • Lean meats and poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds, and legumes/beans
    • Milk, yoghurt, cheese and/or alternatives, mostly reduced-fat (reduced-fat milk is not suitable for children under the age of two years.

Our chef, Eliza also considers different ages, dietary requirements, and cultural differences when designing our weekly menus:

    • Infants over the age of 6 months are provided with iron-rich foods, and meals and snacks of progressing texture according to their age
    • Children with allergies or dietary restrictions are provided with appropriate substitutes of foods and drinks
    • Our menu includes a variety of meals from different cultures and a variety of tastes, colours, textures, and flavours
    • We can offer Halal meats when requested, and take all necessary steps to provide a Halal friendly menu

The Australian Dietary Guidelines

Food offered to children needs to be appropriate for the child’s age and development, and should include a wide variety of nutritious foods that comply with the Australian Dietary Guidelines. For more information about nutrition and recommended servings for children, see Get Up and Grow.

Our Commerical Kitchen

The Pocket Early Education and Care’s commercial kitchen has been approved by Brisbane City Council. We are very proud of our 5 Star Food Safety Rating – Excellent Food Safety:

“5 stars – excellent performer, fully compliant with the Food Act 2006 and overall very high standard of food safety management practices” Brisbane City Council

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We are very excited to offer our future families the opportunity to visit our brand new purpose-built centre before it’s even open!

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“Our children are like precious seedlings, we must water their natural curiosity and together with their families and community, support them as they blossom into unique and strong individuals.”

Contact Us

Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information. We hope to meet you and your child soon!