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Kiddie Academy Mudgee

Menu

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 Tea

Cheese and crackers

Fruit and vegetable platter

Milk and water

Cheese and crackers

Fruit and vegetable platter

Milk and water

Cheese and crackers

Fruit and vegetable platter

Milk and water

Cheese and crackers

Fruit and vegetable platter

Milk and water

Cheese and crackers

Fruit and vegetable platter

Milk and water

Nursery Lunch

Deconstructed lunch box pasta salad

Pureed vegetables

Beef and broccoli stir dry with brown rice

Sandwich fingers or risotto

Puree meal

Smashed pork rissoles and vegetables Smashed fish cake, garlic bread and steamed vegetables
Lunch

Lunch box pasta salad

Green apple

Stir fry beef and broccoli

Wholegrain noodles

Green apple

Sandwich day

Green apple

Pork and apple rissole

Sweet potato mash

Peas and carrot

Green apple

Corn and cheese fish cake

Garlic bread

Seasonal vegetable salad

Green apple

Afternoon Tea

Zucchini choc chip muesli bar

Fruit platter

House made hummus

Flatbread

Fruit platter

Sticky date loaf

Fruit platter

Seasonal fruit and yoghurt ice block

Fruit platter

Beetroot and raspberry iron-rich muffin

Fruit platter

Late Afternoon Snack A piece of fruit or crackers A piece of fruit or crackers A piece of fruit or crackers A piece of fruit or crackers A piece of fruit or crackers

Week 2

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning Tea

Cheese and crackers

Fruit and vegetable platter

Milk and water

Cheese and crackers

Fruit and vegetable platter

Milk and water

Cheese and crackers

Fruit and vegetable platter

Milk and water

Cheese and crackers

Fruit and vegetable platter

Milk and water

Cheese and crackers

Fruit and vegetable platter

Milk and water

Nursery Lunch Puree apricot chicken and rice

Smashed sausage roll

Pureed vegetables

Mashes pesto pasta

Pureed vegetables

Smashed sweet and sour pork with brown rice Smashed fish cake, garlic bread and steamed vegetables
Lunch

Apricot chicken

Brown rice

Green apple

Hidden vegetable sausage rolls

Green apple

House made kale pesto pasta

Green apple

Sweet and sour pork

Brown rice

Green apple

Corn and cheese fish cake

Garlic bread

Steamed vegetables

Afternoon Tea

Weetbix slice

Fruit platter

Spinach and cheese muffin

Vegan option available

Fruit platter

Blueberry oat cookies

Fruit platter

Banana raspberry iron-rich muffin

Fruit platter

Yoghurt smoothie ice block

Fruit platter

Late Afternoon Snack A piece of fruit or crackers A piece of fruit or crackers A piece of fruit or crackers A piece of fruit or crackers A piece of fruit or crackers

Week 3

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning Tea

Cheese and crackers

Fruit and vegetable platter

Milk and water

Cheese and crackers

Fruit and vegetable platter

Milk and water

Cheese and crackers

Fruit and vegetable platter

Milk and water

Cheese and crackers

Fruit and vegetable platter

Milk and water

Cheese and crackers

Fruit and vegetable platter

Milk and water

Nursery Lunch

Quesadilla or vegetable risotto

Pureed vegetables

Pureed roast chicken and vegetables

Smashed Bolognese and pasta

Pureed vegetables

Deconstructed nori rolls

Pureed vegetables

Pureed lamb korma and rice
Lunch

Ham, cheese and spinach quesadilla

Vegan option available

Green apple

Roast chicken breast

Roast and steamed vegetables

Green apple

Bolognese sauce

spiral pasta

Grated cheese (optional)

Green apple

Variety of hose made nori rolls

Green apple

Lamb and lentil korma

Brown rice

Green apple

Afternoon Tea

Pear and blackberry bread

Fruit platter

Jalna yoghurt

Vegan option available

Fruit platter

Protein bliss balls

Fruit platter

‘Superhero’ muffin

Fruit platter

Vege chips

Beetroot hummus

Fruit platter

Late Afternoon Snack A piece of fruit or crackers A piece of fruit or crackers A piece of fruit or crackers A piece of fruit or crackers A piece of fruit or crackers

Week 4

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning Tea

Cheese and crackers

Fruit and vegetable platter

Milk and water

Cheese and crackers

Fruit and vegetable platter

Milk and water

Cheese and crackers

Fruit and vegetable platter

Milk and water

Cheese and crackers

Fruit and vegetable platter

Milk and water

Cheese and crackers

Fruit and vegetable platter

Milk and water

Nursery Lunch Fish fingers, smashed baked kumara and mixed vegetables Smashed pumpkin, carrot and red lentil pasta

Sandwich fingers or risotto

Pureed vegetables

Smashed beef enchilada and brown rice Chicken and green vegetable risotto
Lunch

Fish fingers

Sweet potato chips

Seasonal vegetable salad

Green apple

Pumpkin, carrot and lentil pasta sauce

Macaroni pasta

Grated cheese (optional)

Green apple

Sandwich day

Green apple

Beef and bean enchilada

Green apple

Chicken and green vegetable risotto

Grated cheese (optional)

Green apple

Afternoon Tea

House made mixed fruit ice block

Fruit platter

Avocado brownie

Fruit platter

Muesli cookie

Fruit platter

Lemon yoghurt cake

Vegan option available

Fruit platter

Vegemite and cheese scroll

Fruit platter

Late Afternoon Snack A piece of fruit or crackers A piece of fruit or crackers A piece of fruit or crackers A piece of fruit or crackers A piece of fruit or crackers