Advice

Handy Hints

So what can you pack for your child’s morning tea and lunch?

Below is a list of healthy food choices. Please remember to check the individual brand's labelling for each product you buy as they can differ with their labelling.

The incidence of Childhood Anaphylaxis is increasing in Australia. Some of the children at our Preschool suffer life threatening allergic reactions. Any foods that have nuts, nut products or may contain traces of nuts are therefore, not permitted at the Preschool.

We recommend:

Breads and Cereals

Bread, bread rolls
Breadsticks
Fruit loaf, fruit buns
Scones
Pikelets
Muffins
Crumpets
Crispbreads
Rice cakes
Rice crackers
Cornthins

Milk and Dairy Products

Milk (fresh, long life, plain)
Cultured milk
Custards
Calcium fortified soy drinks
Yoghurt
Fromage/fruche
Cheese, cheese dips
Creamed rice

Fruit and Vegetables

Fruit (fresh, packaged, dried)
Fruit juices
Vegetable sticks (carrot, cucumber, capsicum, celery)
Salad
Seedless olives

Meat and Meat Substitutes

Cold meats, meat balls
Tuna, salmon
Eggs
Tofu

Foods such as chips and chocolate bars contain fat, salt and/or sugar and are not considered suitable for children. Foods that are high in sugar (chocolate, lollies, sticky fruit snacks) are also not good choices as they increase the likelihood of tooth decay.

If you have any suggestions of other nut-free products that may be suitable for Preschool (i.e. are also healthy and chocolate free), please let one of the teachers know so that we can share it with the other families.

We hope you found this list useful. The staff appreciates your cooperation.