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Breakfast and snack in kindergarten
In some day nurseries or kindergartens, the little ones have an extensive breakfast. Usually a smaller, second breakfast or a morning snack is served later. Ideally, this second breakfast in the childcare facility complements the main breakfast that was already eaten at home. Many children already have breakfast at home. Ideally, breakfast in kindergarten complements the morning meal at home. The meals in the crèche or in the kindergarten should be composed of different components. Find out what's important.
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Breakfast and snacks
Grain products, fruit, vegetables and dairy products and preparations are ideal for breakfast and snacks (prefer lower-fat variants). These product groups should form the basis of meals and also be part of breakfast or snacks on a daily basis. They supply the organism with important nutrients and plenty of vitamins, minerals and fiber. In order to ensure a sufficient supply of fluids, suitable drinks (see table) should be available for the children at all times.
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|Ideal for breakfast / snacks||frequency||Examples of food|
|Cereals, cereal products and potatoes||whole grain products daily||
Whole grain products, muesli with no added sugar.
Examples: (wholemeal) bread, (wholemeal) pastries, a mixture of different cereal flakes, flax seeds and dried fruits. Muesli predominantly made from one or more types of edible grain, flaked, ground and / or squashed, with dried fruits and oil-containing seeds
|Vegetables and salad||Every day||
Vegetables, fresh or frozen, salad.
Examples: carrots, peppers, cucumber, kohlrabi, tomatoes as raw vegetables, eg cut into slices or sticks, as a topping on bread.
Lettuce, iceberg lettuce, lamb's lettuce, endive, oak leaf lettuce, cucumber, carrot, tomato, e.g. as a mixed salad, as a topping on bread
Fruit, fresh or frozen with no added sugar.
Examples: apple, pear, plums, cherries, bananas, mandarins - whole or as a fruit salad or skewers.
|milk and milkproducts||Every day||Milk max. 1.5%, natural yoghurt 1.5 to 1.8%, cheese max. 50% FiT
Curd max. 20% FiT
Examples: as drinking milk, homemade mixed drinks (unsweetened) pure, with fresh fruit, dip, dressing, as a bread topping Gouda, Feta, Camembert, Tilsiter, herb pots, curd cheese with fresh fruit.
|Meat, sausage, fish, egg||
Meat and sausage products as a topping with max. 20% fat, sea fish not from overfished stocks.
Preferably offer white meat (poultry).
Examples: turkey breast (cold cuts), turkey mortadella, cooked ham
|fats and oils||
Rapeseed oil, walnut oil, wheat germ oil, olive oil, soybean oil. Use spreadable fats sparingly.
Example: dressing, rapeseed oil is standard oil
Drinking or mineral water, fruit tea, unsweetened.
Examples: water and rose hip tea
Source: DGE quality standards for catering in day care facilities for children (2018)