Establishing healthy eating habits from an early age lays the foundation for lifelong health and wellbeing. At our Kool Kids Early Learning Centres, children enjoy a nutritious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, all prepared daily by our in-house chefs.
Seasonal menus are offered in all Kool Kids centres. Created by Gold Coast Nutrition and Health Coach Karla Gilbert, the menus are fresh, healthy, brightly coloured and tasty enough to tempt even the fussiest of eaters!
Having been approved by a paediatric dietitian, all menus also meet Australian Dietary Guidelines and recommended requirements. You can rest easy knowing your child’s nutrition needs are met at Kool Kids while being exposed to a variety of delicious tastes and interesting textures, which helps significantly in nurturing healthy eating habits.
Karla is an accredited Nutrition and Health Coach with a Certificate in Child Nutrition, Gold Coast local and a mum of two girls. Having previously won numerous world titles in the sport of Ironwoman racing, Karla is also a certified Level III and IV Fitness Trainer and a now even a competitor in the sport of stand-up paddle boarding.
“Eating healthy is an important life skill and it’s our responsibility as carers and parents to educate the importance of good nutrition, portion control and the resulting signals about satiety and mindful eating.
Void of refined sugars and fats, yet high in fibre and taste, the Kool Kids menus are created to allows children to experience a variety of foods in a safe and nurturing environment!” – Karla Gilbert
Click here to look at a Kool Kids menu sample and get a feel for our tasty treats.
You’ll notice that menus include Gold Coast favourites such as bliss balls and smoothies, along with new-and-improved yet classic favourites!
Parents of children at Kool Kids Early Learning Centres can find articles, recipes and advice on fussy eating from Karla online via the Kool Kids Community Cubby. We also work with parents to encourage fussy eaters in trying new textures and tastes at home as well as in-centre.
We enforce a strict NO NUT POLICY and have a separate management plan for children with special dietary requirements. We also actively adhere to medical needs of children with allergies diagnosed by a medical practitioner.
Click here to see some of the menu cards available in centre. Why not try recreating the recipes at home with your child?