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Kiddie Academy Alexandria

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The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend the number of ‘standard serves’ we should consume from the five core food groups each day, for a nutritious and balanced diet.

The recommended intakes are an average to aim for each day. While it is normal to eat more of some foods on some days, and less on other days, what matters most is that children eat as close to these amounts as possible. This will ensure they’re getting an adequate amount of energy and nutrients in your overall diet.

Separate Infant Feeding Guidelines exist (for healthcare workers) for children under 2 years of age, or click to download a brochure ‘Giving your baby the best start’.

Recommended average number of standard serves per day

Toddlers Vegetables and legumes Fruit Grains (cereal) Lean meat, fish, poultry, eggs, nuts, seeds, legumes, beans Milk, yoghurt, cheese & alternatives Allowance for additional serves from any food group
Girls and boys 1-2 years 2-3 0.5 4 1 1-1.5 0
Girls and boys 2-3 years 2.5 1 4 1 1.5 0-1
Girls 4-8 years 4.5 1.5 4 1.5 1.5 0-1
Boys 4-8 years 4.5 1.5 4 1.5 2 0-2.5

Healthy fats

Daily allowance for additional unsaturated fats from spreads, oils, nuts or seeds.

The key to a balanced diet is to enjoy a variety of foods from the five core good groups, and to limit the intake of foods and drinks that are high in saturated fat, sugar and salt.

Age Daily allowance for additional unsaturated fats
1-2 years

7-10 grams

(Nut pastes are recommended instead of whole nuts and seeds because of the potential choking risk)

2-3 years

4.5 grams

4-11 years

7-10 grams

Week 1

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning

Crumpets with Apricot Jam

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Apricot, Oat and Pepita Bar

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Banana, Bran and Oat Loaf

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Wholemeal Raisin Bread

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Pear, Apple and Date Rice Custard

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Lunch

Chicken and Corn Rissole, Macaroni Cheese Pasta Bake

Mixed fresh vegetables

Moroccan Spiced Lamb and Beef Tagine with Couscous

Mixed fresh vegetables

Red Lentil and Split Pea Tomato Dhal with Rice

Mixed fresh vegetables

Beef and Tomato Lasagne with Cheese Bechamel Sauce

Mixed fresh vegetables

BBQ Chicken, Sweet Potato, Pineapple, Capsicum and Cheese Pizza

Mixed fresh vegetables

Afternoon

Kidney Bean and Cocoa Brownie

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Smokey Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Dip with High-Fibre Flat Bread

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Gluten-Free Crackers, Sultanas and Cheddar Cheese

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Cheese and Spinach Pastizzi

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Orange and Chia Wholemeal Squares

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Week 2

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning

Full-Cream Fruit Yoghurt

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Carrot, Pumpkin and Ricotta Loaf

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Wholemeal Turkish Toast with Cheese

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Vegemite and Cream Cheese Wholemeal Sandwiches

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Water Crackers and Cheddar Cheese

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Lunch

Japanese Chicken Balls, Green Vegetables, Brown Rice and Katsu Sauce

Mixed fresh vegetables

Tuna, Tomato and Spinach Pasta Bake

Mixed fresh vegetables

Beef Stroganoff with Mushrooms and Rice

Mixed fresh vegetables

Beef, Mushroom and Eggplant Pasta Bake

Mixed fresh vegetables

Beef and Black Bean with Rice

Mixed fresh vegetables

Afternoon

Apple, Apricot and Ricotta slice with Flaxseed Crumble

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Herb and Garlic Wholemeal Baguette

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Avocado and Cream Cheese Dip with Brown Rice Crackers

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Spelt and Oat Anzac Biscuits

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Apple, Blueberry, Flax Meal and Wholemeal Muffin

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Week 3

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning

Apple and Spice Pastizzi Pockets

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Fruit and Spice English Bread

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Pumpkin, Cheese and Spinach Wholemeal Scone

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Apple, Date and Cinnamon rice Custard

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Curried Chickpea, Sweet Corn and Cheese Pinwheels

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Lunch

Chicken and Beef Sausage Paella, Yellow Rice

Mixed fresh vegetables

Beef and Tomato Meatballs with Creamy Potato Bake

Mixed fresh vegetables

Lamb, Beef and Split Pea Curry with Cous Cous

Mixed fresh vegetables

Cheesy Tomato and White Bean Sauce with Pasta

Mixed fresh vegetables

Mini Chicken and Spinach Burgers with Tomato Relish

Mixed fresh vegetables

Afternoon

Margherita Pizza Sticks

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Beetroot, Cocoa and Coconut Muffin

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Corn Thins and Cheddar Cheese

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Wholemeal Coconut Shortbread

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Citrus Polenta Slice

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Week 4

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning

Crumpets with Apricot Jam

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Coconut, Cardamom and Chia Custard

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Wholemeal Raisin Bread

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Wholemeal Bread Cheese Sandwich

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Banana, Bran, and Oat Loaf

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Lunch

Butter Chicken with Natural Yoghurt and Rice

Mixed fresh vegetables

Beef Meatballs, Vegetable Ratatouille with Pasta

Mixed fresh vegetables

Thai Tofu Coconut and Pumpkin Curry with Brown Rice

Mixed fresh vegetables

Beef and Tomato Bolognese with Pasta

Mixed fresh vegetables

Sloppy Joe Beef Pizza with Sweet Potato, Capsicum and Corn

Mixed fresh vegetables

Afternoon

Sweet Potato, Apricot and Ginger Muffin

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Spelt, Cocoa and Cinnamon Cookies

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

White Bean and Beetroot Dip with High-Fibre Flat Bread

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Pear and Ginger Wholemeal Pillows

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Water Crackers and Cheddar Cheese

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Week 5

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning

Corn Flake, Coconut and Sunflower Seed Muesli Rounds

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Corn Thins and Cheddar Cheese

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Cheese, Spinach and Pumpkin Pinwheels

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Lemon and Coconut Tapioca

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Apple, Blueberry, Flax Meal and Wholemeal Muffins

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Lunch

Mexican Beef, Bean and Corn Salsa, Rice and Corn Chip Crumble

Mixed fresh vegetables

Vegetable Pasta Bake with Sweet Potato, Eggplant and White Beans

Mixed fresh vegetables

Hungarian Smoky Paprika Beef with Sweet Potato Dice and Rice

Mixed fresh vegetables

Lamb and Beef Kofta Balls, Capsicum and Chickpea Relish and Pita Pockets

Mixed fresh vegetables

Chicken and Cheesy Spinach Sauce with Pasta

Mixed fresh vegetables

Afternoon

Margherita Pizza Sticks

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Blueberry and Acai Wholemeal Scones

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Three Seed Weetbix Crumble

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Cheese Pastizzi

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Sweet Potato and Corn Dip with High-Fibre Flat Bread

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Week 6

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning

Date, Oatmeal & Quinoa Loaf

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Full Cream Fruit Yoghurt

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Cheese and Vegemite Scrolls

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Wholemeal Bread Cheese Sandwich

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Fruit and Spice English Bread

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Lunch

Cheesy Tomato and White Bean Sauce with Pasta

Mixed fresh vegetables

Chicken, Apricot and Sweet Potato Stew with Rice

Mixed fresh vegetables

Thai Chicken Rissoles with Mango and Coconut Curry Sauce with Brown Rice

Mixed fresh vegetables

Beef, Potato and Eggplant Korma with Rice

Mixed fresh vegetables

Italian Beef Meatballs in Creamy Tomato Sauce with Pasta

Mixed fresh vegetables

Afternoon

Gluten-Free Crackers, Sultanas and Cheddar Cheese

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Herb and Garlic Wholemeal Baguette

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Avocado and Cream Cheese Dip with High-Fibre Flat Bread

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Honey and Oat Muesli Rounds

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables

Banana, Apple and Pineapple Muffins

Fresh fruit and raw vegetables