Healthy Meals

One of the great strengths of the Child Enrichment Centre is our full-service kitchen which enables us to serve hot meals and baked goods prepared fresh every day. In consultation with a dietician, our chef  prepares meals that are healthy and balanced in accordance with Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth and Canada’s Food Guide which emphasize eating lots of vegetables and fruits, protein and whole grain foods, and using water as the drink of choice. We offer Meatless Monday and Fish Friday. The CEC is a peanut-free facility.

An important emphasis is also placed in allowing the children to experience the diversity of foods from around the world. In each of our spring, summer, winter and fall menus, children get to taste foods from piroshky and butter chicken to thanksgiving turkey and stir frys through the year. Our chef also likes to ensure that less usual foods such as kale and quinoa are represented in the menu.

During selected events staff and parents bring in food representing their countries of origin for the children. During these events children from the CEC have enjoyed tasting foods from many other cultures.

The menu is a highlight of the CEC.

At the Child Enrichment Centre all are prepared on site by our talented, qualified chef.  All meals are nutritious and balanced – we offer Meatless Monday and Fish Friday.

“We are so impressed with the food served and happy with the various options. It always seems like a great amount of food – no shortage which is wonderful.  Thank you”  — from a parent of a child in Toddlers”

Children are sitting at the table with lunch and eating fruits and cakes

Sample Summer Menu

Meatless Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Fish Friday
Breakfast
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Cereal and milk
Breakfast
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Cereal and milk
Breakfast
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Cereal and milk
Breakfast
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Cereal and milk
Breakfast
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Cereal and milk
Morning Snack
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Cottage cheese with salsa pita sandwich and canned fruit with milk
Morning Snack
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Granola and fresh fruit with milk
Morning Snack
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Bologna, wheat toast and canned fruit with milk
Morning Snack
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Scrambled eggs and wheat crackers with chocolate milk
Morning Snack
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Cheese toast and canned fruit with milk
Lunch
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Cool cucumber noodle salad and steamed greens with milk
Lunch
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Pulled pork sandwich and apple coleslaw with milk
Lunch
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Beef macaroni salad and tomato slices with milk
Lunch
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Chicken breast, kale caesar salad and garlic toast with milk
Lunch
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Basa, brown rice salad and veggie sticks with milk
Afternoon Snack
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Mini pizza on flatbread with fresh fruit with water
Afternoon Snack
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Jello, lemon muffins and fresh fruit with water
Afternoon Snack
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Old Dutch caramel corn and fruit with water
Afternoon Snack
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Burrito bites and fresh fruit with water
Afternoon Snack
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Animal crackers, sherbert and fresh fruit with water

Meatless Monday

  • Breakfast
    7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Morning Snack
    9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Lunch
    11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Afternoon Snack
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tuesday

  • Breakfast
    7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Morning Snack
    9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Lunch
    11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Afternoon Snack
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Wednesday

  • Breakfast
    7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Morning Snack
    9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Lunch
    11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Afternoon Snack
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Thursday

  • Breakfast
    7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Morning Snack
    9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Lunch
    11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Afternoon Snack
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Fish Friday

  • Breakfast
    7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Morning Snack
    9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Lunch
    11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Afternoon Snack
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Meatless Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Fish Friday
Breakfast
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Cereal and milk
Breakfast
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Cereal and milk
Breakfast
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Cereal and milk
Breakfast
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Cereal and milk
Breakfast
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Cereal and milk

Meatless Monday

  • Breakfast
    7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Tuesday

  • Breakfast
    7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Wednesday

  • Breakfast
    7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Thursday

  • Breakfast
    7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Fish Friday

  • Breakfast
    7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Meatless Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Fish Friday
Lunch
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Cool cucumber noodle salad and steamed greens with milk
Lunch
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Pulled pork sandwich and apple coleslaw with milk
Lunch
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Beef macaroni salad and tomato slices with milk
Lunch
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Chicken breast, kale caesar salad and garlic toast with milk
Lunch
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Basa, brown rice salad and veggie sticks with milk

Meatless Monday

  • Lunch
    11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Tuesday

  • Lunch
    11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Wednesday

  • Lunch
    11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Thursday

  • Lunch
    11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Fish Friday

  • Lunch
    11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Meatless Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Fish Friday
Afternoon Snack
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Mini pizza on flatbread with fresh fruit with water
Afternoon Snack
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Jello, lemon muffins and fresh fruit with water
Afternoon Snack
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Old Dutch caramel corn and fruit with water
Afternoon Snack
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Burrito bites and fresh fruit with water
Afternoon Snack
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Animal crackers, sherbert and fresh fruit with water

Meatless Monday

  • Afternoon Snack
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tuesday

  • Afternoon Snack
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Wednesday

  • Afternoon Snack
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Thursday

  • Afternoon Snack
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Fish Friday

  • Afternoon Snack
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Meatless Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Fish Friday
Morning Snack
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Cottage cheese with salsa pita sandwich and canned fruit with milk
Morning Snack
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Granola and fresh fruit with milk
Morning Snack
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Bologna, wheat toast and canned fruit with milk
Morning Snack
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Scrambled eggs and wheat crackers with chocolate milk
Morning Snack
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Cheese toast and canned fruit with milk

Meatless Monday

  • Morning Snack
    9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Tuesday

  • Morning Snack
    9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Wednesday

  • Morning Snack
    9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Thursday

  • Morning Snack
    9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Fish Friday

  • Morning Snack
    9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
No events available!