About Us - Nutrition
In Morning Star nutrition of the body is as important as the nutrition of the mind and spirit and wholesome food, free from additives is encouraged. Healthy eating is taught and reinforced. Although the menus do change from time to time the ingredients mainly stay the same.
The simple vegetarian menu caters to the tastes of those with mild allergies and those of most cultures and creeds.
Note: In times national disaster the kitchen may be closed and all children are required to bring their similar quality meals and snacks from home.
Where possible children who are allergic or intolerant to particular foods are catered for.
Breakfast (07:30 - 08:15)
Porridge of mieliemeel, mabella, or oats with dairy milk (parents to supply soya or rice milk if preferred).
Morning Snack (09:30 - 11:15)
Brown bread sandwich with butter, jam/marmite/hummus, juice, filtered water & fruit.
Lunch (12:00 - 12:30)
Mon- Lentil bake, mashed potatoes and butternut.
Tues- Vegetable Boboti, white rice, pumpkin and peas.
Wed- Umqushu (samp, beans and vegetables), broccoli.
Thur- Summer: Macaroni and homemade tomato sauce with cheese, mixed salad Winter: Country vegetable soup with buttered bread rolls
Fri- Dhal & vegetables, brown rice, gem squash.
Afternoon Snack (14:45 - 15:00)
Brown bread sandwich with butter, jam / peanut butter and Rooibos tea.
Fruit and brown bread sandwiches are offered if children are hungry in between times and during the afternoon.
Drinking Water at Morning Star
Each kitchen has an 'under sink' reverse osmosis water filter system so that all the water consumed by the children and staff, has been filtered and is free of any impurities.