Nutritious food and beverages

Educators will ensure that children and adolescents are encouraged to

  • Eat plenty of vegetables, legumes and fruits
  • Eat plenty of cereals, preferably wholegrain
  • Include lean meat, fish, poultry and / or alternative
  • Include milk, yoghurt, cheese and / or alternatives
  • Choose water as a drink
  • Ensure accessibility to safe drinking water at all times and have food and drinks available throughout the day
  • If the FDC educator provides food and drinks, the food and drinks must be nutritious and adequate in quantity and take into account dietary requirements appropriate to each child’s growth and development needs, any specific cultural, religious or health needs. And display a menu at the FDC home.

For infants

  • Encourage and support breast feeding
  • Encourage parents to continue infants on breast milk or infant formula as the main drink until at least 12 months of age
  • Provide cooled boiled water



July 2018


July 2019


Policy created for First Idea Family Day Care Services, inclusive of changes to the National Quality Standards and Education and Care National Regulations

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