Food in the day-care centre – healthy, delicious and varied

Shared, healthy meals in the day-care centre is a key part of the daily routine in the educational work at the Wichtel Academy Munich. We offer the children delicious, balanced day-care catering that will quickly become their favourite food.

Die Bild zeigt ein Kind beim Essen in der Kita
Die Bild zeigt ein Frühstück und dient zur Verdeutlichung des Themas „Gesunde Verpflegung in der Kita


A healthy breakfast forms a central aspect of the nutritional concept in our day-care centres. We serve the children a variety of wholemeal breads, homemade spreads made from fresh ingredients as well as fruit, vegetables, muesli and milk.

Die Bild zeigt ein Mittagessen und dient zur Verdeutlichung des Themas „Ernährungskonzept für unsere Kitas


We also always eat balanced, healthy and delicious food at lunchtime. The healthy food in our day-care centres includes a main meal with raw fruit and vegetables or a main dish with dessert.

Die Bild zeigt eine Brotzeit und dient zur Verdeutlichung des Themas „Gesundes Kita-Essen

Snack time

The snack time in the afternoon is an important part of the day-care catering and replenishes the children’s energy levels. We alternate between dairy products, vegetables, fruit and various types of bread.

Open to new taste experiences: the Wichtel menu

Children in the day-care centre community are often much more open and adventurous than at home. This is why there are a wide range of dishes on the menu at the Wichtel Academy. Our menu makes the children happy with a balanced mix of their preferred dishes and new flavours. The composition of the menu is based on a special day-care centre nutritional concept, in which we are supported by a nutritionist. This allows us to ensure that we offer an age-appropriate, healthy diet in the day-care centre.

We obtain vegetables, fruit and milk from regional providers such as  Amperhof.

Our meat comes from organically certified companies, such as the Munich-based butcher Siegner Fleisch.

For fish, we exclusively use products that bear the MSC seal for sustainably caught wild fish.

How we cook

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Gently prepared: in our day-care centre, healthy food means “Cook & Chill”

  • After gentle preparation, the lunch is immediately cooled to 2 to 3 °C and stored in refrigerators so that vitamins, minerals and fibre is fully retained.
  • In the evening, our drivers take the meals to the respective facility.
  • Here, the day-care centre food is warmed up on the next day by our housekeeping staff using a gentle steam cooking method.

Drinks as an important part of the day-care centre catering

In every Wichtel Academy day-care centre, we offer the little ones plenty of sugar-free drinks, such as tea and water, alongside healthy food. Every drinks bottle is labelled with a name and/or photo and is within reach of the children so that they can access it themselves. An educational employee naturally looks after of the very little ones.

Do you still have any questions about the nutritional concept in our day-care centres? Then get in touch with us!