A. These plant based beverages are not recommended for children as they are lower in protein and generally not fortified with vitamin D. These beverages can be served to accommodate children with allergies.

B. Follow your school’s anaphylaxis policy.

C. These foods can be used to meet special dietary considerations.

D. Health Canada advises that young children have specific limits on canned albacore (white) tuna due to the high mercury content of canned albacore (white) tuna3. There is no limit on canned light tuna for young children, as canned light tuna is low in mercury.

E. “Plain” means that the food item contains no added breading, seasoning, or sauces. Seasonings, flavourings and sauces from the Minor Ingredients table can be added on-site.

F. These foods and beverages do not fit into the above categories, and contain few or no essential nutrients, and/or contain high amounts of added salt, sugar or unhealthy fats.

G. Spreadable cheeses (e.g., cream cheese, or other types of spreadable cheese product) do not qualify as a serving of Milk and Alternatives.

H. The amounts in the table were calculated using data from the Canadian Nutrient File and the USDA Online Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs.

I. Breakfast refers to a meal that is eaten earlier in the morning, before the school day starts; whereas a morning meal may occur after the bell, when the school day has already begun.

J. Follow your school’s anaphylaxis policy.

K. Recipe found in Better Bake Bites: Recipes and Tips for Healthier Baked Goods. See Section 10: Additional Resources.

L. Follow your school's anaphylaxis policy.