Super nutritious meals
Children at both our centres eat SuperMeals every day! They're Gold-standard Healthy Heart meals and they're so good, we're now selling them to Auckland parents as KidsHQ SuperMeals.
Chef Fern Pereira and the kitchen team create nutritious meals fresh every day - they're full of goodness, taste great and (surprise, surprise) the children just love them.
"Healthy meals are a really important factor for many parents now when they're looking at child care centres," says Fern. "They're often amazed at the variety of healthy foods that children will eat and enjoy, including things they won't eat at home, and I often get asked for my recipes."
Meals at both centres are made from scratch without pre-made sauces, artificial colours or MSG, and they steer clear of processed foods. Seasonal fresh produce is emphasised and the children eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, including produce grown at the Centre's own gardens.
Weekly menus at Parnell Trust's Early Childhood Centres follow the Heart Foundation's nutritional guidelines to include two servings of dairy a day and two servings of red meat, one of fish, one of chicken and a vegetarian meal each week.
Morning and afternoon snacks are also nutritious and children are encouraged to explore new fruits and foods from an early age.
5+ A Day, Red Heart Day and cultural celebrations such as Matariki and Diwali are exciting events at our Centres where the children participate in themed activities and help prepare meals and snacks.