Nutritional Requirements and Menu Planning
All snacks and meals, served at Reaching for Rainbows, have been carefully planned and coordinated in accordance with the Canada Food Guide and meets requirements as set in the Child Day Care Facilities Operator Standards. Each family will receive a copy of our four week cyclic menu upon registration. A copy of the menu will also be posted on information bulletin boards throughout the centre, for your convenience.
On occasion, substitutions may be made to the original daily menu plan; however, be assured that the daily recommended servings of each food group will still be met. For young children, not yet eating solid foods, the option will be available to parents to send your own meals or have our cook purée, whenever possible, items from our daily menu.
Parents, whose children require a vegetarian, diabetic or otherwise restricted diet, should notify the director upon registration to allow for arrangements to be made. Due to the high, and continually increasing, incidence of nut and peanut allergies, Reaching for Rainbows has adopted a “NUT FREE” policy. We do not prepare or serve any meals or snacks containing nuts or peanuts; nor do we permit these foods at the centre. Please remember that this policy, in particular, may hold “life and death” consequences and abstain from sending foods or products containing nuts or peanuts to the centre with your child.