How many times to feed?

In most kindergartens with 12-hour work schedule – three meals a day, when children receive Breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. However, there may be options when there is a second Breakfast or dinner. Around the kindergarten children eat four times, and in the health group – five or six, depending on orientation.
If you want to make a menu of kindergarten for your child, please note that meals must change – soups and porridge every day should be different.


For Breakfast in kindergarten is usually given porridge; semolina, oats, buckwheat, wheat, rice etc. be sure to Prepare it with milk. There may be exceptions – for example, in specialized kindergartens for children with allergic or digestive diseases mess may be on the water. Give the children morning tea, cocoa or coffee drink with milk and a piece of bread and butter. Remember that organic coffee to children of preschool age is not recommended.

Second Breakfast

There is a minimum set of products that a child should receive each day. This set must include fruit or juice. But a diet in kindergartens may be different. Fruits and juices can be given for lunch, but if it is not provided, then the main Breakfast or snack.


Lunch in kindergarten usually consists of four dishes. It starts with salad from fresh cabbage or carrots, tomato, cucumber, etc. Occasionally you can give a salad of boiled beets, but this should not be abused. Then served the soup or borsch. The second – always a meat or fish dish with garnish. It can be burgers, goulash, roast, fried pieces of fish. The third – compote of dried or fresh fruit. Lunch is served with bread, usually black. In the older groups, children are offered a choice of black and white bread.
The fish should be boneless.

Afternoon tea

The afternoon tea in the garden served the curd in different ways – with sour cream, raisins, cheese or casseroles. Kindergartens of generally developing form with a 12-hour work schedule a few times a week is given to reinforced snack, which can include, for example, a meat casserole. Some days the children can be offered fruit puree, sweet rice, fruit soup, or just a muffin with coffee, milk or tea.


If the garden provided the dinner, the children receive porridge, cheesecake (if she wasn't at lunch), mashed potatoes with additives, tea, milk or juice. In the sanatorium-kindergarten children about an hour before bedtime, give yogurt, milk or kefir.

Example menu

- semolina porridge;
coffee beverage;
- roll with butter.

Second Breakfast;
- cookies;
- juice.

- salad of fresh cabbage;
- beetroot;
- fish in Polish;
- compote of dried fruits;
- bread.

- cottage cheese casserole;
- tea.