Dody Oliver 4 Schools

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Welcome to Dody Oliver 4 Schools

We provide freshly cooked meals and delicious snacks for children on a daily basis in a number of Melbourne’s public and private schools and childcare centres. If you would like to discuss catering for your school or child care centre please email Dody directly on docatering@bigpond.com

 What’s 4 Dinner

 As part of Dody Oliver 4 Schools we also cook meals to take home for busy parents and teachers.

 We’ve created a range of take home meals called ‘What’s 4 Dinner’.

 For parents and teachers, ‘What’s 4 Dinner’ can be accessed by registering with the Flexischools program at www.flexischools.com.au

Once you have ordered, your meals will be ready at the end of each day and will be available from reception or your canteen.

 Or visit our shop What’s 4 Dinner at 250 Glen Eira Road, Elsternwick

open 7 days.

ph: 9528 3507

 About Flexischools

Flexischools is an online ordering system servicing over a thousand schools in Australia. It is very easy to use and takes the hassle out of giving your children money for their tuck shop meals each day.

 

Breakfast Club

Getting a good start to the day is essential for any child, scientific studies have shown that eating a good breakfast makes a big difference to school related performance.

See below for some easy to prepare breakfasts that take less than 3 minutes! 

Below are a few good breakfast ideas to get you started.

  • Avocado on rye toast with a slice of tomato

  • Porridge with berries on top – a simple one but a good one!

  • Scrambled eggs tomato and ham burrito

  • Berry and bircher muesli cups; You can make a big batch at one time and if your running late just put them in a disposable cup and the kids can eat them in the car!

  • Whole grain toast with peanut butter topped with honey and banana slices. YUM!

Getting kids involved in the kitchen

Some kids can be fussy eaters! One of the best things you can do is involve them in the preparation at meal times. We have found once the children have been engaged in the food that is being cooked they are more likely to eat that dinner and understand how to use ingredients and enjoy the experience.

Try fun things first like pizza, cupcakes, muffins and healthy biscuits. Kids like to measure and mix ingredients together. Involving your children at an early age will instil a love and appreciation of cooking that will last a lifetime.

 Fun facts about food

  • Store bought 100% real orange juice is 100% artificially flavoured.

  • There are 7500 varieties of apples grown throughout the world, if you were to try a new variety each day, it would take you 20 years to try them all.

  • One of the most hydrating foods to eat is the cucumber, which is 96% water

  • The icy pole was invented by an 11-year-old girl.

  • The most popular carrots used to be purple. 

 Healthy snacks that taste great

  • Tuna and corn spring rolls

  • Baked sweet potato fries – these soft yummy sweet potato fries are healthier than regular French fries and taste great dipped in tomato sauce!

  • Orange and cranberry muffins

 

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