Childcare “Little Funky Monkey” follows state-of-the-art” trends in healthy nutrition.
The fulfilled diet requires coverage of all six main nutritional groups:
- Cereals and potatoes
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
- Meat, fish, eggs, legumes and nuts
- Milk and dairy products
- Added fats – butter and sunflower oil
- Sugar and honey
The children attending our setting will be provided five meals a day:
- Breakfast – 8:00AM
- Morning snack – 10:00AM
- Lunch – 12:30
- Afternoon snack – 2:30Pm
- Tea – 5:00PM
The balanced weekly diet includes foods covering all six nutritional groups. Our meals are prepared with a minimal addition of salt and sugar. The morning and afternoon snacks consist of whole grain toast with cow’s milk butter, quark, cow’s milk feta, cow’s milk yellow cheese, olives, honey, hip jam and fruit jam, boiled wheat with honey, walnuts, dried fruits, muesli, oatmeal, sweet and salty bran, whole grain pasta, couscous, cereal, whole grain biscuits, rusk, rice milk and bakeries.
The bakeries are made from whole grain flour, biscuits, nuts, fresh and dried fruits with addition of brown sugar. Seasonal fresh fruits are given to the children for breakfast and as a snack before lunch on a daily basis; the fruits may include: apples, pears, grapes, peaches, apricots, melon, watermelon, bananas and citrus fruits. Raw vegetables are served as salads at lunch and with the afternoon snacks. The lunch menu offers steamed and boiled vegetables as main and side dishes; the vegetables may include: carrots, cauliflower, peas, broccoli, green beans, corn, red and green pepper, potatoes and cabbage.
Legumes such as lentils, beans and peas will be prepared for the children in soups and as addition to the main dishes. The children’s menu includes low-fat meat without bones and skin such as: beef, pork, chicken and white fish, altering throughout the week. We also have an “Italian cuisine” day, providing spaghetti, lasagne, pizza and risotto. The children are also provided with low-fat (skimmed) milk, yogurt and quark adopted in the form of drinks and included in soups, in the main dishes and snacks.
The drinks include herbal tea and milk without sugar, yogurt without salt and spring water served at breakfast, at lunch and in-between the meals.
Every effort will be made to ensure that the dietary needs of all our children are met and those children with allergies and preferences are given a meal as similar as possible to the menu.
All food is made fresh within the setting everyday.