We employ a qualified chef at each location to work in our professional kitchen, ensuring that the children in our care are provided with freshly prepared nutritious food – including breakfast, lunch and two snacks each day.
Meeting the nutritional needs of small children
At Zein, we believe that nutrition is one of the most important aspects of a child’s development. A healthy, balanced diet and regular physical activity are essential for children’s health and well-being – ensuring that they eat well in their early years is key to ensuring that they achieve their potential. Young children are growing quickly – they have high energy and nutrient requirements compared to their size. They also eat smaller amounts than older children and adults, so it is important for them to eat regular meals and snacks that contain sufficient energy and nutrients for their needs.
Chef at each location
We cook fresh, nutritious food on-site every day. We employ a full-time chef at each location to work in our professional kitchen, ensuring that the children in our care are provided with freshly prepared nutritious food. We make it a priority to ensure that every child in our care eats as healthily as possible and experiences a wide range of tastes, textures and culinary combinations. We serve breakfast daily, as well as wholesome warm meals every lunchtime and healthy snacks throughout the day.
Encouraging a wide variety of foods
Our menu includes lots of fresh fruits, organic vegetables, fresh meats and fish, organic milk and fresh water. The children even grow their own organic fruits and vegetables in our gardens – sometimes going on to help the chef prepare delicious snacks for them to enjoy. The harvesting and preparation of food – even in its most basic of forms – is a great example of how we turn everyday tasks into a learning opportunity for our children. We take great care to encourage all children to eat a wide variety of foods and develop good dietary habits to take with them into later childhood and beyond.
The food and drink we source are organic from a provider who believes that when we treat the soil well, the result is healthy, tasty products, full of nutrients and rich in taste. Our products have no synthetic fragrances, colourings, flavours or preservatives.