Amberley O.S.H.C.

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5 – Food and Nutrition

5.1 Food Handling and Storage

Amberley OSHC recognises the need for effective food handling and storage practices to ensure that the food is not contaminated, nor allowed to become contaminated, or unfit to be eaten.  All food which is handled (including preparing, eating or storing) at Amberley OSHC is to be handled using all care to ensure that the food […]

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5.6 Menu Development

Amberley OSHC recognises and acknowledges the importance of providing food that is both nutritious and appropriate to the needs of the children attending OSHC. In collaboration with educators, children and families, a service menu will be developed, consistent with the Australian Dietary Guidelines and inclusive of children’s health/medical issues relating to foods. Relevant Laws and […]

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5.5 Cleaning and Sanitising

Amberley OSHC acknowledges the need to provide a healthy and safe environment, equipment and workplace for educators, children, families and visiting community members.  Cleaning and Sanitising is an important aspect of this process and will be applied to all areas within the service. Relevant Laws and other Provisions The laws and other provisions affecting this […]

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5.3 Food Act Compliance

Amberley OSHC acknowledges the implications of the Food Act 2006 on the provision of suitable snacks and/or meals provided as part of the OSHC program.  Depending upon the nature of the food provided, the amount provided and the structure of the OSHC service, the implication of the Food Act 2006 may involve Amberley OSHC required […]

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5.2 Food and Nutrition

Amberley OSHC recognises and acknowledges the importance of providing food that is both nutritious and appropriate to the needs of the children attending OSHC.  Amberley OSHC encourages and promotes the health and wellbeing of children through providing positive learning experiences during meal/snack times where good nutritional food habits are developed in a happy, social environment.  […]

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5.4 Food Audit

Amberley OSHC acknowledges that a best practice approach to food handling, storage and hygiene must be maintained and may be achieved by conducting a food handling and safety audit of Amberley OSHC.  This audit may be conducted in-house using recommended resources and guidelines or by an external expert. Relevant Laws and other Provisions The laws […]

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5.7 Food Provided By Parents

Amberley OSHC shall ensure our practices for food storage and handling of food provided by parents are safe and will minimise the possibility of transmission of or contamination by harmful food-borne illness Relevant Laws and other Provisions The laws and other provisions affecting this policy include: Education and Care Services National Law Act, 2010 and […]

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