|Mon||AUSTRALIA DAY HOLIDAY|
|Tue||CHEESY HOT DOGS|
|Wed||TOMATO & VEGETABLE PASTA|
(with cheese, salsa & sour cream sides)
|Fri||ASIAN FRIED RICE|
Vegan, dairy free, gluten free and egg free options also available.
Welcome back to this wonderful New Year. As we settle back into our routine of school and early mornings it helpful to remember that many parts of your child’s life have shifted from these patterns. Children can and do forget many simple factors such as how to get ready on time for school. It is our responsibility as parents to remember these are great changes in their life, even if it seems minor to us. Basically it is resilience training, something we are losing with the micro-managing of today’s kids. Resilient children will understand things like how to catch the next bus if they miss their normal bus or something as simple as disappointment if they lose a game.
In the kitchen, resilience comes from accepting and eating what is given to you for lunch, tasting foods, which generally may not be the same as Mum cooks it or waiting for another person to pass you the food.
Please help your children by encouraging them to eat, try and accept their lunches and you have helped them on a healthy path to great nutrition. So if they complain to you about their lunches it is generally because it is unfamiliar or not exactly like yours, and even worse there may be a visible vegetable! Remember a little neglect and a few no’s go a long way &it is teaching them resilience, respect, acceptance and thankfulness.
Resilient children make for very happy, balanced adults.