BBE strives to provide nutritious food and a healthy environment for eating and learning about food. Staff support children through engaging children during meal and snack times, discussing foods and facilitating discovery.
To help learn self-help skills and independence, children are encouraged to make their own choices when eating, including in what order food is eaten, and how much. Staff will monitor and guide children during meal times.
Infant and toddlers are guided in meal choices.
BBE encourages healthy meals and snacks. One way the Centre does this is by limiting pop, candy and chips for special days only.
If we are celebrating a special occasion, BBE will supply the treat.
If you are unsure of some items in your child’s lunch, please feel free to speak with a staff member. If your child brings food that is restricted, the food will be sent home with your child.
All programs have water available to children during hours of operation. Staff will encourage children to drink water during snack/meal times, during/after physical activity and during/after outdoor time. Water will also be provided if a staff member notices a child is dehydrated or if a child requests water.
Please ensure items that your infant/preschool child is at risk for choking on are cut into smaller pieces (i.e. hot dogs, grapes, cucumbers, carrots, any hard food).
Sunbutter or wow butter must be labelled.
If not labelled, it will not be served and the child(ren) will be provided lunch (if required) from the center (lunch fee may be applied).
Special dietary needs
that individual children may require will be the responsibility of the parents or guardians.