Food and Nutrition

The children are served a healthy snack at about 9 am. At 11.30 am lunch is served. After naptime the children have another snack. Our cook, Amy, has worked with a registered dietician to create a well balanced and nutritionally appropriate menu for the children. She bakes wonderful treats twice a week, such as pumpkin bread or banana chocolate loaf. Fresh fruit or vegetables always accompany these treats.

Parents are welcome to bring in small cupcakes for their child’s birthday. It is important to check with your child’s teacher for any food allergies in the program. These must be nut free as we have children at the BLC with life threatening allergies to nuts. We will also serve fruit with any birthday treats.

Sample Weekly Menu


Week 1

Unsweetened applesauce with chia seed topping and graham cracker Whole wheat pasta with meat sauce

(Protein alternative: Whole wheat pasta with ground round sauce

Cheese,whole wheat crackers, fresh fruit
Plain Cheerios with milk, banana and hemp seed topping Sweet potato, carrot, and chicken curry

(Protein alternative: Mixed bean curry with sweet potato and carrot)

Whole wheat Hummus wraps with cucumber slices
Whole-wheat English muffin with unsweetened sunflower butter and apple Chicken cacciatore with carrot, pepper, celery and onion served on a bed of rice

(Protein alternative: Chickpea cacciatore)

Chickpea “cookie dough” with pretzels and apples
Strawberry, banana, spinach smoothies with tofu Carrot, butternut squash soup with hummus, whole-wheat tortilla raw vegetables Cheese, crackers, fresh fruit
Fruit salad, snack mix Vegetarian Mexican fiesta soup

Corn, bell peppers, celery, carrot, onion, black beans, pasta

Tuna spread with rice crackers and raw vegetables

*All lunches served with fruit