Children need well-balanced meals for good physical, mental, emotional and social development. Indeed, good nutrition is critical to student achievement. The better nourished student will generally have better attendance, be more attentive and have more energy to cope with the challenges of the school day.
The goal of the Lunch Program, at Our Lady of Victory School, is to ensure that all our pupils have the opportunity of receiving high quality, nutritionally balanced, affordable meals, during each school day. The lunches contain a variety of foods and try to offer a balanced meal based on the Canadian Food Guide. Students do get exposure to Canadian cuisine that they would not have at home.
The program strives to provide meals that are consistent with dietary guidelines and current scientific nutritional recommendations. Monthly menus are planned to incorporate dietary guidelines, including; an increase in fibre and a reduction in fat, sugar and salt. We will use chicken products over beef or pork in many of our items to accommodate families dietary request. About half of the menu options are vegetarian meals. As a Catholic tradition of sacraficing on Fridays, Friday's items will always be meatless. Menus are planned at the school level to incorporate suggestions and preferences from parents.
Through the program, students learn good nutrition habits that provide a basis for better health throughout their lives. The program is reinforced by the teaching staff in the class rooms and focuses on:
Please be ready 5 minutes before your pick up time. If there is an issue with the bus service, please call First Student at 204-253-5942.
Buses will not run if the temperature is colder than -45oC with the windchill based on the weather at the Forks.
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