Canteen Meals

Children's nutrition

Children have many dietary needs which are quite different from healthy adults.  A good healthy diet is essential for children's growth, development and good health.  

Although children have relatively high energy needs as a result of growing, this energy should come from a variety of healthy and nutritious foods.

The Ministry of Health recommends that children:

  • Eat many different foods
  • Eat enough for activity and growth
  • Eat mini-meals or snacks
  • Have plenty to drink
  • Have treat foods now and then
  • Take part in regular physical activity