Food & Nutrition - Home Based Care

YMCA OSHC - Food & Nutrition

Families provide their own food for their children in care.

YMCA Family Day Care recognises that good nutrition is critical for optimal growth, activity and learning. Our Family Day Care educators incorporate positive learning experiences into meal and snack times where good nutritional food habits are developed in an inclusive, fun, happy, social and culturally diverse environment.

Our educators work with families to support their understanding of the important role healthy eating and physical activity in the development of children in our care. We aim to provide an environment that fosters a positive healthy lifestyle. We recognise a healthy diet can improve behaviours critical to early learning and physical development.

YMCA educators adhere to guidelines provided by Nutrition Australia which aims to promote the health and wellbeing of all Australians and Children.