Breakfast Club Year End Checklist
With the school year winding down and Breakfast Clubs coming to a close, now is the time to think about:
1) Using, donating, or disposing of food.
2) Properly storing dry unopened food that will not expire before September.
Use, Donate, or Dispose of Food
- For dry food that will expire over the summer and for refrigerated/frozen food, you can make individual packaged servings and give to students to eat at school or take home. For example, you can:
- – Prepare individual small baggies of dry cereal.
- – Prepare individual small baggies of washed fresh fruit.
- – Cube brick cheese and prepare individual small baggies.
- – Make smoothies, if possible
- Any unopened dry food that is not used but will expire before September, please donate.
- Any unopened refrigerated/freezer food that is not used and has not expired, please donate.
- Any opened dry food that is not used, please dispose.
- Any opened refrigerated/freezer food that is not used, please dispose.
Properly store unopened dry food that will not expire before September
If food is unopened and will not expire before September, please make sure it is properly stored in covered containers or cupboards, such that it is 6 inches off the floor and 2 inches from the wall.
Clean and disinfect all food containers, equipment, and surfaces that come in contact with food:
- Tabletops, counters, trolleys, storage bins, cupboards, and pantries
- Fridges and freezers (should be empty)
- Toasters, blenders, gridles, heat lamps (cover once disinfected)
- Utensils and cutting boards
Note: Clean means the removal of physical debris, while disinfect means to destroy small living things that cause illness.
Please consult your school Principal for use of cleaning and disinfecting products, as these products should not be purchased using KES funds.
Lori Warford-Woolgar, MSc, RD is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador.