Nutrition Programs

Healthy minds and bodies

At Young Academics, our curriculum supports the healthy growth and development of every child. Each centre has an in-house chef who prepares and serves five delicious and nutritious meals daily, helping children learn and become accustomed to healthy food. Our holistic Nutrition program also creates a food environment that allows children to take part in preparing and serving their meals when it's appropriate for them to do so.

The Importance of Nutrition at YA

We want children to understand the importance of healthy living and to be guided towards lifelong healthy habits. The connection between hygiene, physical activity and nutrition are integral to improving your child’s wellbeing and self-confidence. Our Nutrition program focuses on encouraging this connection by offering children healthy options for their meals and snacks. In turn, this improves your child’s ability to concentrate and grow.

Our qualified staff regularly consult with families about what works best for the Young Academics community, and we use this information to create our seasonal menus. All menus are sent to Munch and Move, the NSW child health initiative, to ensure that they fit within the National Quality Framework and Early Years Learning Framework.

NUtrition program
Meals
We aim to meet your child's daily nutrition requirements by serving a variety of foods such as vegetables, fruits, lean meat, fish, chicken, dairy products and more. All meals and snacks are prepared on-site each day by our chefs, providing your little one with five fresh meals daily:
Breakfast
Morning tea
Lunch
Afternoon snack
Late Snack
At Young Academics, all that we do is done as a family – even eating! When it comes to mealtimes, we prepare and serve food as a family and promote all aspects of nutrition and health.

Encouraging Wellbeing

Our Nutrition program promotes healthy living. Throughout a typical day at Young Academics, healthy snacks and refreshments are provided to complement our physical movement activities. We also encourage children to develop self-help skills, including:

  • Encouraging communication of bodily needs such as thirst, hunger, etc.
  • Allowing children to self-serve
  • Scraping their bowls
  • Placing bowls and cutlery in designated areas
  • Encouraging hygiene pre and post meal times
Nutrition programs

To optimise our Transition to School Program, our Nutrition program participates in initiatives such as Crunch and Sip, Lunch Box Month, Lunch Order Week and Canteen Week. These increase your child’s awareness of health and nutrition through conversations and routines that help improve wellbeing from a young age.

Our Nutrition program is complemented by our Kitchen Garden Program, which teaches children how food is grown, harvested and prepared for meals. This is not only an engaging way to develop an understanding of nutrition but also helps children to understand the seasons and the journey our food takes from farm to plate.

Our educators help your child identify various textures and tastes appropriate to their age. We also encourage drinking water and milk throughout the day to assist in habit-building and ensuring that your little one is well prepared for their day ahead.

Nutrition programs

To optimise our Transition to School Program, our Nutrition program participates in initiatives such as Crunch and Sip, Lunch Box Month, Lunch Order Week and Canteen Week. These increase your child’s awareness of health and nutrition through conversations and routines that help improve wellbeing from a young age.

Our Nutrition program is complemented by our Kitchen Garden Program, which teaches children how food is grown, harvested and prepared for meals. This is not only an engaging way to develop an understanding of nutrition but also helps children to understand the seasons and the journey our food takes from farm to plate.

Our educators help your child identify various textures and tastes appropriate to their age. We also encourage drinking water and milk throughout the day to assist in habit-building and ensuring that your little one is well prepared for their day ahead.

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Young Academics promises stimulating, quality instruction and child care programs which spark curiosity in your child.

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Young Academics centres are operating in New South Wales, offering high-calibre early child care and preschool services.

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