Smart Start Yearbook is a memory book which records, highlights and commemorates
the past year of our children as they grow, learn and make friends. It tells our story
through the generations that we take care of. If you would like to order a copy of just
contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Smart Start we strive to provide a nutritious meal for all our children; mealtime will
provide an opportunity for social development by encouraging desirable conversation and
acceptable table behavior. Table manners will be taught. Mealtime can aid in establishing
good health habits as well. The physical and nutritional needs of your child will be
We will provide breakfast until 8:30 a.m., lunch and mid-afternoon snack. Snacks are
important supplements to children’s meals and contribute toward meeting their daily
nutritional needs. Children usually eat small quantities of food at a time, so a snack
midway through a three or four hour session will partially satisfy their hunger and keep the
blood sugar at a higher level for optimal energy.
Copies of our menus are displayed on our Parent Board in the entry foyer or can also be
accessed by the link on this page. A set of menus is attached at the end but are subject
to change. Changes will be posted on the menus in the lobby.
Should you decide to send your child to school with a packed lunch, to ensure consistency
and to keep packed lunches in line with food standards for school meals, packed lunches
• at least one portion of fruit and one portion of vegetables every day.
• meat, fish or other source of non-dairy protein (e.g. Lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas,
hummus, and falafel) every day. NO PEANUT BUTTER PLEASE
• oily fish, such as salmon, at least once every three weeks.
• a starchy food such as any type of bread, pasta, rice, couscous, noodles, potatoes
or other type of cereals every day.
• dairy food such as milk, cheese, yogurt, custard everyday
• only water, still or sparkling, fruit juice, semi-skimmed or skimmed milk, yogurt or milk
drinks and smoothies.
Packed lunches should not include:
• snacks such as crisps. Instead, include seeds, vegetables and fruit (with no added
salt, sugar or fat). Savory crackers or bread sticks served with fruit, vegetables or dairy
food are also a good choice.
• Cakes and biscuits are allowed but encourage your child to eat these only as part of
a balanced meal.
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