Good nutrition and the promotion of healthy attitudes towards food are an important part of care we provide for the children. A hot nutritious lunch and two snacks (early morning and mid-afternoon) are provided daily for all children. Children under the age of 12 months are fed according to the written instructions provided by their parents at registration. As infants graduate to table foods, they will be served based on their needs i.e. blended, pureed, chopped. We will serve 2% milk to children at morning snack and lunch. Water will be served with the afternoon snack. We encourage parents of toddlers and preschoolers to provide a water bottle, labelled with your child’s name, allowing ongoing access to water. Fresh fruit will also be available to the children at all times.
Our meals at Little Miracles Childcare follow the guidelines of the Canada Food Guide. Weekly menus are posted on the Family Information Board and any alternatives are noted. Peanuts and peanut products are not used in any food preparation at this centre. We ask that no outside food is brought into the program. The only exception would be breast milk or formula.
The supervisor must be alerted to any food allergies, sensitives or restrictions upon enrollment. Substitutions, to the best of our ability, will be made to accommodate your child’s needs. In the event your child has a life-threatening allergy then the policy addressing anaphylactic protocol must be followed.