Being among the top independent schools in Canada, UC has a rich tradition of taking care of the nutritional well-being of its students. Full-day students enjoy lunch in their classrooms with staggered start times beginning with primary and junior grades, then lastly Middle grade. High School students have a common lunch. Students in Elementary at our Unionville Campus may bring their own lunch or pre-purchase lunch from an independent catering company that is contracted to UC. Students at our Stouffville Campus have the additional option of purchasing a meal from our health smart cafeteria. Good nutrition, conservation of the environment, independence, grace and courtesy are significant considerations during the lunch hour.
Elementary School Milk Programme (ESMP)
The goal of the Elementary School Milk Programme (ESMP) is to make fresh, cold milk available at school for students to enjoy.
Schools get involved because milk helps give kids the nutrition and energy they need to concentrate and perform their best. The ESMP also helps foster school spirit and offers senior students hands-on leadership experience.
Healthy Head Start for Kids
Healthy Head Start for Kids provides parents with a convenient, delicious and healthy alternative to making lunches at home. You can place orders at your convenience using an easy, online ordering system and can schedule lunch deliveries daily, weekly or monthly. You can even order lunches up until 8 PM the night before.
Healthy Head Start for Kids makes healthy meals that contain high fiber fruits, vegetables and whole grains, lean meats and low sodium, low fat options. This means that each day, your child will receive a delicious, fresh meal without the use of additives or preservatives. Ingredients and suppliers are locally sourced and all meals are prepared fresh daily.
Due to family schedules, it may be necessary for students to come to school early, stay later than regular dismissal, or both. Extended Care meets the individual needs of each student both before and after school with expert staff from 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. before school and from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. after school. For more information, please contact the school.