Serving up a Variety of Healthy Foods!

We often get questions at Kids Eat Smart NL about what to serve and Club Coordinators looking for sample menus.  We like to keep our menus simple and offer variety as much as we can.  We follow the recommended servings as per Canada’s Food Guide. On our menus we like to see fruit and milk daily as well as a healthy whole grain. Keeping your menu simple but adding a variety keeps kids excited and coming back for more at your Breakfast Club. When planning your menu you always keep allergies, at your school, in mind. Below is a sample 2 week menu that has lots of variety but simple ideas:

Day Week 1 Week 2
Monday · Cheerios

· Milk

· Orange

· Waffle

· Yogurt tube

· Banana

Tuesday · Whole wheat toast

· Hard Cheese Cubes

· Apple slices

· Milk

· Shreddies

· Milk

· Canned fruit in juice

Wednesday · Oatmeal

· Milk

· Melon chunks

· ½ whole wheat bagel

· Apple

· Milk

Thursday · Whole wheat english muffin

· Strawberries

· Boiled egg

· Milk

· Whole wheat english muffin

· Hard cheddar cheese

· Blueberries

· Milk

Friday · Shreddies

· Milk

· Canned fruit packed in water

· Fresh fruit cup

· Yogurt

· Multigrain Cheerios with Milk

Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation NL.

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