Feeding the Brain for Development and Success

The brain neurons need good fats, protein, complex carbohydrates, micro-nutrients, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrient- and water. These nutrients are used to drive the learning functions of neurons.

The Little Citizen Academy Group prepares a scientific and balanced diet that nourishes and feed the brain to optimize the internal environment, enabling the babies and toddlers to develop and achieve to their full potential.
Breakfast

Parents of younger babies, 3 - 6 months of age, are required to send their babies own breakfast to school daily.
We provide breakfast for babies from the age of 7 months and older. A wholesome breakfast is served every morning from 07:45 to 08:00.

Snack times

We provide snacks for toddlers from the age of 12 months and older.
Snack times are at 10:00 in the morning and 14:30 in the afternoon. Fruit is daily served as the mid-morning snack, baby finger biscuits or small cut sandwiches are usually served as the mid-afternoon snack.

Late Afternoon Snack time: 16:00

Parents are required to send a late afternoon snack from home for those babies and toddlers staying later than 16:00. We find that without a snack at 16:00, babies and toddlers become very hungry and irritable, as it is a very long stretch for them before supper time.

Examples of healthy snacks: viennas, melrose cheese cubes, fruit sticks, and yoghurt. Please do not send chips, sweets or popcorn to school!

Milk Formula / Breast milk

Kindly send your daily measured formula for your baby to school. Please also ensure that your bottles are already filled with the measured water to enable us to only pour the measured formula and mix.

ONLY baby’s daily formula milk feeds and food is prepared and warmed-up in the microwave if required. Expressed breast milk will be warmed up in our bottle warmers.

It is of utmost importance to ensure, that should you breast feed your baby that you have your baby on a bottle routine before baby joins our Academy. Unfortunately it is very unpleasant for our Care givers and cruel towards your baby to be bottle-fed, if baby has not been taught to drink from the bottle.
Every baby has his/her own personal food-tray, kept in the kitchen. The tray is clearly marked with baby’s name and all of baby’s bottles, containers etc. are kept neatly in his/her own tray.
Kindly assist us and ensure that your baby/toddler’s bottles, milk containers, purity bottles etc. is always marked.
Lunch time

Babies younger than 12 months

Parents of babies younger than 12 months are to send baby’s own lunch from home daily. You are welcome to send Purity veggies or your own cooked meals in little containers. Please ensure that you only send lunch on a daily basis and not for the week or month. Kindly ensure that frozen food is defrosted before sending it to school. This will help us to warm it faster and feed your hungry baby sooner.

Toddlers from the age of 12 months onwards

Lunch time is served at 11:30 to toddlers from the age of 12 months. Well balanced “toddler-friendly” nutritious meals are served by a qualified chef. The age-appropriate toddler menu has been planned with the assistance of a dietician and consists of daily veggies, protein and carbohydrates.