Blinkies Early Education Centres recognises the importance of healthy eating for the growth, development and wellbeing of young children, with a commitment to promoting and supporting healthy food and drink choices for children in our care. Our policy affirms our position on the provision of healthy food and drink while children are in our care and the promotion and education of healthy choices for optimum nutrition, we have a full-time cook on staff whom prepares all meals for children fresh daily, catering for all dietary requirements.
Our service is committed to implementing and embedding the healthy eating key messages outlined in the NSW Health’s Munch & Move program into our curriculum, and to support the National Healthy Eating Guidelines for Early Childhood Settings outlined in the Get Up & Grow resources.
Furthermore we recognise the importance of supporting families in providing healthy food and drink to their children. It is acknowledged that the ECEC service has an important role in encouraging, supporting and educating families in healthy eating.