Dubbo District Preschool - Life Long Learning

Food For Preschool

Nut Free Policy

The Preschol has a nut-free policy. No peanut butter, nutella or nuts of any kind as we have children with severe allergies to these products.

Water Bottles

Each child attending is asked to bring a round water bottle labelled with their name. The crates are then taken outside during play so that the children have access to them at all times. Teachers will mark on the sign in sheet if your child's waterbottle has been refilled.

These water bottles are for water only. Please fill the bottle with cold water or a mix of frozen and cold water.

Healthy Lifestyle

A good nights sleep and nutritious breakfast helps children to cope with the adventures and fun to be had at preschool and helps your child to concentrate, problem solve, create and play well to get the most out of their day.

Nutrition Policy: Munch and Move

It is a requirement of the licence of the Preschool that we have a Nutrition Policy which meets the "dietary guidelines for Children and Adolescents". Certain foods don't meet these guidelines, such as chocolate of any kind, sweet biscuits, cakes, roll ups, muesli bars, rice bubble treats, oven baked fruit bars or dairy desserts (i.e. Yogo, Milo). Also high salt/fat biscuits such as "shapes" are not suitable. These foods will be sent home.

The Preschool is involved in a program from NSW Health, "Munch and Move". Find out more about the program here.

Dairy foods can be full cream however they recommend reduced fat for children over 2 years.

Please send a small frozen cold pack block in your child's lunchbox to keep their lunch/yoghurt etc fresh.

For more information and ideas on healthy eating and physical activity go to www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au

Good Food Ideas

  • Fresh Fruit
  • Dried Fruit
  • Plain Popcorn
  • Breads
  • Cheese
  • Yoghurt
  • Crackers
  • Pasta
  • Baked Beans
  • Plain Custard
  • Weetbix
  • Boiled Eggs
  • Falafel
  • Sandwiches
  • Wholemeal Scones
  • Raw Vegies
  • Cooked Vegies
  • Cold Meat
  • Salad

Please only pack containers and foods that children can manage themselves, this helps encourage independence.