Nutrition

At Smarties Early Learning Centre, we understand that a nutritious and balanced meal is essential for healthy growing bodies.

Nutrition & Mealtime At Smarties

At Smarties Early Learning Centre, we understand that a nutritious and balanced meal is essential for healthy growing bodies. Our qualified in-house cook prepares healthy, balanced nutritious meals made from fresh ingredients and seasonal produce.

We have carefully planned a seasonal menu including breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon
tea and late afternoon tea. A rotating meal menu plan will be provided and visible to all children and
families rotating weekly.

All meals are prepared in our purposely built Kitchen, which is designed to encourage children participation and viewing areas. We also have a separate dining area, which we utilise for meals at times when children want time out of the room.

Interactive Kitchen

Our unique and Reggio Emilia inspired interactive kitchen is designed for children to immerse themselves in live cooking experiences. Our kitchen is not only a place where food is prepared but a place where children are welcomed and are able to join our centre cook in the exciting daily food preparations. This allows for the children to look, touch, smell, taste and even help prepare the food whilst exploring the seasonal fresh ingredients that are sourced to prepare their nutritious meals daily.

At Smarties Early Learning Centre, cooking is much more than just providing a nutritious meal, we believe that providing children with the opportunity to be involved in the cooking as an experience is key to creating opportunities to try new foods and a great way to encourage children to expand their taste palate and go beyond their limited taste preferences.

Our Menu
July 2024
Week 1
Monday
  • BREAKFAST
    Assorted cereal with milk
  • MORNING TEA
    Toast with a glass of milk
  • MAIN MEAL
    Lentil Risotto served
    with Coleslaw Salad
  • DESSERT
    Orange slices
  • AFTERNOON SNACK
    Veggie sticks, dried apricots and crackers with tzatziki dip
  • LATE AFTERNOON SNACK
    Assorted sandwiches
Tuesday
  • BREAKFAST
    Assorted cereal with milk
  • MORNING TEA
    Toast with a glass of milk
  • MAIN MEAL
    Lamb and bean casserole served with steamed rice
  • DESSERT
    Seasonal Fresh Fruit
  • AFTERNOON SNACK
    Veggie sticks and assorted rice cakes
  • LATE AFTERNOON SNACK
    Assorted Sandwiches
Wednesday
  • BREAKFAST
    Assorted cereal with milk
  • MORNING TEA
    Toast with a glass of milk
  • MAIN MEAL
    Kafta and potato meatballs served with
    steamed rice
  • DESSERT
    Seasonal fresh fruit
  • AFTERNOON SNACK
    Veggie sticks, cheese and crackers
  • LATE AFTERNOON SNACK
    Assorted Sandwiches
Thursday
  • BREAKFAST
    Assorted cereal with milk
  • MORNING TEA
    Toast with a glass of milk
  • MAIN MEAL
    Mediterranean Lamb risotto with cabbage and Greek yoghurt
  • DESSERT
    Fruit and strawberry yoghurt
  • AFTERNOON SNACK
    Veggie sticks, cheese and crackers
  • LATE AFTERNOON SNACK
    Assorted sandwiches
Friday
  • BREAKFAST
    Assorted cereal with milk
  • MORNING TEA
    Homemade porridge
  • MAIN MEAL
    Assorted Sandwiches
  • DESSERT
    Fresh Orange wedges
  • AFTERNOON SNACK
    Veggie sticks, dried apricots and crackers with cheese dip
  • LATE AFTERNOON SNACK
    Assorted sandwiches
Week 2
Monday
  • BREAKFAST
    Assorted cereal with milk
  • MORNING TEA
    Toast with a glass of milk
  • MAIN MEAL
    Tuna pasta with vegetables
  • DESSERT
    Orange slices
  • AFTERNOON SNACK
    Veggie sticks, dried apricots and crackers with cheese dip
  • LATE AFTERNOON SNACK
    Assorted sandwiches
Tuesday
  • BREAKFAST
    Assorted cereal with milk
  • MORNING TEA
    Toast with a glass of milk
  • MAIN MEAL
    Spaghetti bolognaise with vegetables
  • DESSERT
    Fruit and homemade vanilla custard
  • AFTERNOON SNACK
    Wraps with cheese and salad
  • LATE AFTERNOON SNACK
    Assorted Sandwiches
Wednesday
  • BREAKFAST
    Assorted cereal with milk
  • MORNING TEA
    Toast with a glass of milk
  • MAIN MEAL
    Lamb and vegetable brown rice bake
  • DESSERT
    Seasonal fresh fruit
  • AFTERNOON SNACK
    Veggie sticks and crackers with hommus dip
  • LATE AFTERNOON SNACK
    Assorted Sandwiches
Thursday
  • BREAKFAST
    Assorted cereal with milk
  • MORNING TEA
    Toast with a glass of milk
  • MAIN MEAL
    Chicken and corn noodle soup with bread batons
  • DESSERT
    Orange slices
  • AFTERNOON SNACK
    Veggie sticks, dried apricots, cheese and crackers
  • LATE AFTERNOON SNACK
    Assorted sandwiches
Friday
  • BREAKFAST
    Assorted cereal with milk
  • MORNING TEA
    Homemade porridge
  • MAIN MEAL
    Assorted sandwiches
  • DESSERT
    Seasonal Fresh Fruit
  • AFTERNOON SNACK
    Veggie sticks, dried apricots, cheese and crackers
  • LATE AFTERNOON SNACK
    Assorted sandwiches
Week 3
Monday
  • BREAKFAST
    Assorted cereal with milk
  • MORNING TEA
    Toast with a glass of milk
  • MAIN MEAL
    Lentil soup with bread batons
  • DESSERT
    Orange slices
  • AFTERNOON SNACK
    Veggie sticks, dried apricots and crackers with cheese dip
  • LATE AFTERNOON SNACK
    Assorted sandwiches
Tuesday
  • BREAKFAST
    Assorted cereal with milk
  • MORNING TEA
    Toast with a glass of milk
  • MAIN MEAL
    Chicken and vegetable curry served with steamed rice
  • DESSERT
    Fresh orange slices
  • AFTERNOON SNACK
    Veggie sticks, cheese and crackers
  • LATE AFTERNOON SNACK
    Assorted Sandwiches
Wednesday
  • BREAKFAST
    Assorted cereal with milk
  • MORNING TEA
    Toast with a glass of milk
  • MAIN MEAL
    Kibbeh served with Greek yoghurt
  • DESSERT
    Fruit and strawberry yoghurt
  • AFTERNOON SNACK
    Veggie sticks, crackers and avocado dip
  • LATE AFTERNOON SNACK
    Assorted Sandwiches
Thursday
  • BREAKFAST
    Assorted cereal with milk
  • MORNING TEA
    Toast with a glass of milk
  • MAIN MEAL
    Lamb lasagne
  • DESSERT
    Seasonal fresh fruit
  • AFTERNOON SNACK
    Veggie sticks, dried apricots, cheese and crackers
  • LATE AFTERNOON SNACK
    Assorted sandwiches
Friday
  • BREAKFAST
    Assorted cereal with milk
  • MORNING TEA
    Homemade porridge
  • MAIN MEAL
    Assorted sandwiches
  • DESSERT
    Fresh orange slices
  • AFTERNOON SNACK
    Veggie sticks and assorted rice cakes
  • LATE AFTERNOON SNACK
    Assorted sandwiches
Week 4
Monday
  • BREAKFAST
    Assorted cereal with milk
  • MORNING TEA
    Toast with a glass of milk
  • MAIN MEAL
    Tuna and vegetable pasta
  • DESSERT
    Orange slices
  • AFTERNOON SNACK
    Veggie sticks, dried apricots cheese and crackers
  • LATE AFTERNOON SNACK
    Assorted sandwiches
Tuesday
  • BREAKFAST
    Assorted cereal with milk
  • MORNING TEA
    Toast with a glass of milk
  • MAIN MEAL
    Lamb and vegetable stir-fry with noodles
  • DESSERT
    Seasonal fresh fruit
  • AFTERNOON SNACK
    Veggie sticks with cheese and crackers
  • LATE AFTERNOON SNACK
    Assorted Sandwiches
Wednesday
  • BREAKFAST
    Assorted cereal with milk
  • MORNING TEA
    Toast with a glass of milk
  • MAIN MEAL
    Spaghetti bolognaise with vegetables
  • DESSERT
    Fruit and homemade vanilla custard
  • AFTERNOON SNACK
    Veggie sticks, dried apricots and crackers with cheese dip
  • LATE AFTERNOON SNACK
    Assorted Sandwiches
Thursday
  • BREAKFAST
    Assorted cereal with milk
  • MORNING TEA
    Toast with a glass of milk
  • MAIN MEAL
    Chicken and macaroni bake with vegetables
  • DESSERT
    Fresh orange slices
  • AFTERNOON SNACK
    Wraps with cheese and salad
  • LATE AFTERNOON SNACK
    Assorted sandwiches
Friday
  • BREAKFAST
    Assorted cereal with milk
  • MORNING TEA
    Homemade porridge
  • MAIN MEAL
    Assorted sandwiches
  • DESSERT
    Seasonal fresh fruit
  • AFTERNOON SNACK
    Veggie sticks and assorted rice cakes
  • LATE AFTERNOON SNACK
    Assorted sandwiches