The best way to teach children about nutrition is to SHOW them the ingredients that go into the food they eat!
Here at Donkey Bakery, we believe that the school environment plays an important role in nurturing and sustaining good eating habits. As canteen service providers for schools, we strive to serve well-balanced meals with a wide variety of nutritious foods from different food groups such as fruits, vegetables, and grains. Eating our sweet treats is fine as well, because what’s important is to not overly consume and to throw off a well-balanced diet! We emphasize on Quality, which is why our Donkey team devotes the time to create all of our food from scratch—there’s no such thing as shortcuts.
There’s also no such thing as shortcuts to eating healthy. But why is it especially important for growing children to eat healthy? Studies have shown that there is a direct correlation between what you eat and how you think and feel! For kids to be the best academic students they can be, it’s important for them to have healthy eating habits because it has been proven to sharpen minds and to stabilize energy levels.
Since food preferences are generally acquired during childhood, the school environment is important in developing healthy eating habits at a young age. Our Donkey team is fully aware of the role that we play in the canteens, which is reflected in how we highly value the importance of children developing good eating habits. Not only have we held contests in the canteens that reward children who eat the most vegetables, we have also taught children the historical significance and versatility of vegetables such as the potato so that they are able to have a greater knowledge of the food they put into their body.
We are currently planning some exciting activities to educate schoolchildren about the importance of nutrition and how eating healthy boosts brainpower!