Kindergarten and School Age children will eat lunch with their classmates in the school. On non-school days all children will eat their lunch in the program. Bag lunches from home should include a variety of foods from this schedule. An ice pack must be included in bag lunches.
Since we are licensed by the Ministry of Education, we have a legislated obligation to develop a policy on children’s nutrition which is consistent with the Ministry guidelines.
The centre provides nutritious morning and afternoon snacks as well as a noontime drink and supplements, as necessary. The menu will consist of dairy products such as milk, cheese and yogurts, whole grain breads, cereals, and crackers, a variety of fresh fruits, fruit juices and vegetables. On occasion our menu will include meat and meat alternatives such as hummus.
Children’s lunches must be in containers labeled with their names. A microwave is available; however, any food that requires heating must be fully prepared and placed in a separate microwavable container.Staff is expected to be vigilant regarding the content of bag lunches. Children will be limited to one “treat” choice from their bag lunch per sitting.
Please be aware that there may be children in our programs with severe life threatening allergies (anaphylaxis) to certain foods i.e. nuts, eggs, and shellfish. Anaphylaxis is a medical condition that causes severe reaction to specific foods and can result in death in seconds. We are a nut safe zone and request that food with any traces of nuts not be brought into the Centre.
All staff is trained in Anaphylaxis management.
Here is a sample menu below.