With our Clubhouse Farm growing many varieties of fruits and vegetables, we do make every effort to have a community supported philosophy, using Clubhouse Farm produce. The children are involved in planting, growing, weeding and harvesting at the Farm as we create locally-sourced, farm fresh and farm-to-fork produce for our meals. Our Staff, with children involved, prepare and serve the food both at The Farm and at our other Centers. Farm-to-fork food is healthier and also helps the environment.
In 2007, The Clubhouse received funding from the “Success by 6” initiative and set up a nutritional program to encourage healthy eating for all children. In our beautiful, easy to clean and functional commercial kitchen, we are able to bake fresh cookies and muffins for our snacks and serve hot meals for our Early Years programs. Our school age children are welcome to help with baking and cooking throughout the year, and the younger ones are often eager to test their results at snack time. Meals are nutritionally balanced, and fruit and veggies are always available as a side dish.
Snacks and meals are made in our licensed kitchen and fresh produce is delivered weekly. Menus change seasonally, are based on Canada’s Food Guide, and you can find them posted on our parent-communication boards, which are updated daily if there are any changes.
We are nut-aware and are able to provide alternatives for allergies and dietary restrictions. In an effort to provide an Allergy Safe environment and to minimize the risk of cross contamination, we do not permit food from home. The Clubhouse is committed to the fundamental principle of providing and maintaining a healthy environment for all children and staff.
Vegetarian, halal and other cultural requirements are accommodated and every family will have the opportunity to discuss this at our in-take meetings.