The current work schedules and the hectic pace of the cities, make it a necessity to leave the children to eat at the nursery. We will analyze how meals are made in the first cycle of early childhood education. The feeding of children in nursery school These are some of the most important points reg
The current work schedules and the hectic pace of the cities, make it a necessity to leave the children to eat at the nursery. We will analyze how meals are made in the first cycle of early childhood education.
The feeding of children in nursery school
These are some of the most important points regarding the child's meals in the nursery:
- One of the most important points is to differentiate each child and know the needs they have. During the first 3 years, children start eating breast milk and end up eating all types of foods. We must make a calendar with the introduction of food for each child. As well as a follow-up of the foods that you are testing and if you have any allergies. More and more children develop allergies in the first years of life. Although luckily in many cases disappears in a short period of time.
- It is very important that we try to inculcate healthy eating habits as well as good ways of doing so. We will try different tastes and textures.
- The dining room should be a space designed for it and with the necessary elements so that the children are comfortable. Tables made to measure, chairs, cutlery and dishes for children. We will avoid the crystal elements.
- Another important phase is that they learn to eat for themselves. We must empower them to take the spoon and get dirty. Since this is how little by little they will be taking dexterity in the movements of their hands.
It's amazing how some children can eat totally different in the nursery than at home. This is normal. Since the environment is very different. When eating with more children of their age, they are encouraged and they want to achieve new goals. Although we must not forget that not all children eat the same, there are children who eat and need a lot, and others who are little to eat. The most important thing is that they try different foods and do not close to any flavor of the ones we offer them. Later the child will create their personal tastes about food.
In today's nurseries, we find two systems in the meals: the own kitchen and the catering. Both are good methods. Depending more on the quality of the center. Although catering is gradually being implemented in more centers. The quality, the controls to which the catering is subjected, the variety in the menus and the comfort for the center, make it a very good option.