Children and staff should not share food, drinks, soothers, bottles, sippy cups, toothbrushes, facecloths, and other personal items.
Personal items should be labelled with the child’s name to discourage accidental sharing.
If meals or snacks are provided, ensure each child has their own individual meal or snack. Reusable utensils must be cleaned and sanitized after each use. Any disposable utensils need to be thrown out.
If you are preparing snacks or meals, make sure you wash your hands well (20 seconds) with soap and water and avoid touching your face.
It is safe to gather traditional foods or use food from gardens. Be sure that you and the children wash hands before gathering the food and that all food is scrubbed under potable running water. It is not safe to wash fruit and vegetables in a bleach solution.