SCHOOL: Hot lunch is provided by Alphabet Kids Catering Company, to children registered in Toddler and Nursery extended day and full day programs. It is included in their fees. Children in JK & SK bring a nut-free packed lunch every day. SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM: Hot lunch is provided by Alphabet Kids Catering Company, to children registered in all extended day and full day summer programs. It is included in their fees. A menu will be provided for parents. As per Ministry of Education guidelines, all food served at Hillcrest is nut-free and dietitian-approved.
Alphabet Kids provides healthy, nutritionally-balanced meals that contain high fibre fruits, vegetables and whole grains, lean meats and low sodium, low fat options. This means that each day, the children in our hot lunch program will receive a delicious, fresh meal without the use of additives or preservatives.
Hillcrest is a 100% nut-free facility.
The number of children with food allergies is increasing. Our goal is to create a safe environment for all students and allergic children. Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening reaction to a specific allergen, most commonly peanuts, nuts, eggs and fish. Immediate medical attention is required.
All children with allergies must have 2 epi-pens at school at all times. One is kept in the classroom, and the other is kept in the office.
Our nut-free policy requires all birthday treats brought to the school be in their original packaging so we can confirm ingredients and any potential allergens. If any unsafe items are found, they will be discarded to avoid any potential allergic reactions.
We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Hillcrest a safe environment for all children.