at our daycare
Douglas Ave. Children's Center is dedicated to providing very nutritious food for your children. All noon meals are provided by the Center and are prepared fresh daily. Children are required to bring morning and afternoon snacks and drinks. These should include nutritious and nut free snacks and drinks. We encourage and discuss healthy eating habits with the children. We also involve them in the preparation of certain meals and have many kitchen craft activities. The children are able to see into the kitchen and watch as meals are prepared.
We take food allergies very seriously at Douglas Ave. Children's Center and discuss ways to keep everyone safe while eating. We encourage parents to send peanut and nut free snacks from home, and encourage the children to eat only the snacks their parents provide. All meals and special treats made at the Center are carefully prepared to keep the children's individual allergies in mind.
Garbageless Snack Program
Canadians produce more garbage than anyone else. Each of us generates a staggering 383kg of solid waste each year, according to Stats Canada. Much of our packaging is made of plastic, which does not breakdown. Douglas Ave. Children's Center is committed to doing its part to promote sustainable environmental practices. We provide a recycling bin for recyclable garbage but we encourage parents to send garbageless snacks and reusable containers for drinks. Food items can also be packed in reusable containers. A compost bin is used for compostable "waste" such as fruit peelings.