A BALANCED DIET IS KEY
Promoting Good Nutrition
Our nutrition program is based on the “My Plates” guide according to age. Our menu varies from one week to the next offering children a healthy variety that introduces experiences that foster good eating habits. Children develop eating habits through early eating experiences.
Feeding Infants (Birth – 17 months)
During the first year, infants experience more changes in diet than at any other time in life. Infant’s growth and development of motor skills progress very quickly from suckling liquids to being spoon fed and feeding themselves table foods. Each child’s progress is at their own pace. Adult interaction influences infant’s development of self-feeding skills and acceptance of a variety of foods.
Feeding Toddlers (18 months – 3 years)
As toddlers explore and gain control over themselves and their environment, they begin to take more responsibility for what and how much they eat. The adults’ role is to help the child establish positive attitude towards eating and offering a nutritional diet.
Preschool age (3 years – 5 years)
Nutritional habits are established early in life. The habits children learn during their preschool years will stay with them through life.