Our Healthy Meals

The YMCA NT promotes healthy eating habits in children Through Healthy Meals

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Healthy food and
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The YMCA NT recognises that good nutrition is critical for optimal growth and learning. We incorporate positive learning experiences into meal and snack times in our programs, where good nutritional food habits are developed in an inclusive, fun, happy, social and culturally diverse environment.

Our OSHC service plays an important role
in promoting healthy eating and physical activity to children in our care while providing an environment that fosters a positive, healthy lifestyle. We recognise a healthy diet can improve behaviours critical to educational success and performance for children.Therefore we prepare healthy and nutritious meals for children during meal times. Check out our OSHC healthy menu below.

Healthy Menu

Our service educators create nutritious, exciting menus based on the needs of individual children in our care. We aim to positively influence children’s dietary behaviour and develop additional life skills and an appreciation for a variety of foods available to us in the wider community.

Breakfast

Drink options include: Water

Children may select from the following options:

Cereal: Weetbix, Rice Bubbles, Nutrigrain or Cornflakes.

AND/OR

Toast, raisin toast, yoghurt, or a range of fruit and veg.

Afternoon Tea

Kabana, cheese and crackers with fruit.

Gluten-free cereal and bread available.

Dairy-free options also available.

Breakfast

Drink options include: Water

Children may select from the following options:

Cereal: Weetbix, Rice Bubbles, Nutrigrain or Cornflakes.

AND/OR

Toast, raisin toast, yoghurt, or a range of fruit and veg.

Afternoon Tea

Banana bread served with fruit.

Gluten-free cereal and bread available.

Dairy-free options also available.

Breakfast

Drink options include: Water

Children may select from the following options:

Cereal: Weetbix, Rice Bubbles, Nutrigrain or Cornflakes.

AND/OR

Toast, raisin toast, yoghurt, or a range of fruit and veg.

Afternoon Tea

A variety of flavoured yogurts with fruit.

Gluten-free cereal and bread available.

Dairy-free options also available.

Breakfast

Drink options include: Water

Children may select from the following options:

Cereal: Weetbix, Rice Bubbles, Nutrigrain or Cornflakes.

AND/OR

Toast, raisin toast, yoghurt, or a range of fruit and veg.

Afternoon Tea

Assorted sandwiches with fruit.

Gluten-free cereal and bread available.

Dairy-free options also available.

Breakfast

Drink options include: Water

Children may select from the following options:

Cereal: Weetbix, Rice Bubbles, Nutrigrain or Cornflakes.

AND/OR

Toast, raisin toast, yoghurt, or a range of fruit and veg.

Afternoon Tea

Spaghetti bolognese and pasta served with fresh fruit.

Gluten-free cereal and bread available.

Dairy-free options also available.

Seasonal fruit and vegetable options available every day: Apples, oranges, strawberries, rock melon, watermelon, banana, grapes, kiwi fruit, pears, celery, cucumber, cherry tomato, capsicum and carrot.