Nutrition – three nutritious meals each day
As busy parents, you don’t always have time to prepare healthy, well-balanced meals for yourself and your children. Especially when you are in a hurry to get out the door in the morning or after a long day at work. That is why we Yorkview Daycare Centre make it a priority to choose whole, unprocessed foods and juices without added sugar, salt or preservatives. You can feel confident that your child is getting the nutrition necessary for healthy growth. The children are provided with a daily breakfast, hot lunch, and an afternoon snack. Your child’s allergies or food restrictions will be accommodated. As part of healthy nutrition, the children will learn about healthy eating, cooking and appreciating multicultural food through the involvement in cooking classes.
The menu is filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains in breads, cereal, muffins and pasta, dairy, cheese, milk and yogurt, unprocessed meats, beef, chicken and eggs. We serve neither nut products nor pork products due to allergies and personal preference. As a matter of fact, the cook is adamant that the menu contains only healthy food for the growing children; she will not serve the children anything with too much salt or sugar. Now and again, the children will be served cupcakes or other processed foods as a special treat or in a special dish.
Proper nutrition is paramount to your child’s overall well being. The meals provided are based on The Canada Food Guide and are prepared onsite and served within the guidelines of the safe handling of food as outlined by the Ministry of Health.