Local MenuOur Healthylicious™ menus are full of nutritious foods parents will feel good about and children will love. Keeping our diet full of fresh, local foods can be a challenge during the winter months. Thankfully, you can still embrace what your local region has to offer even when the temperature is freezing outside.
We have focused on sourcing locally and Canadian made ingredients throughout our seasoal menu. Below you will find some of our menu highlights focused around local.
local menu highlights
- Sunshine Mixed Vegetables (Orange carrots, yellow carrots and green beans), Vegetable Medley (Broccoli, Cauliflower and Carrots), Diced Carrots, Corn Niblets, Green beans
Our vegetable sides are grown on Ontario, Quebec and Canadian farms. They are frozen at their peak freshness and prepared each day at Food for Tots. These locally grown vegetables are nutritious and colourful to help kids develop a love for vegetables.
- Apples & Other Seasonal Fruit
Food for Tots provides Ontario grown apples year round. In the summer months, we add peaches and plums and strawberries when available.
- Cheese Cubes
Our cheese cubes served as a snack on our menu is made in Ontario. The milk is trucked daily to Pine from local farms and processed into cheese at a facility 6km south of Kincardine, Ontario
Our dairy comes from Ontario Dairy farms, with two-thirds of the milk coming from dairy farms within 100 km from the manufacturing facility in Belleville, Ontario.
- Breaded Chicken Nuggets
Our all white meat breaded chicken pieces are made from primarily Ontario and Canadian chicken and are made here in Elmira, ON. Rich in protein and deliciously crispy, these nuggets are everyone’s favourite!
- Maple Mustard Chicken
Our chicken drumsticks come from Ontario and Canada. Kids love the flavours we create using unique marinades and sauces we use to cook the chicken right in the Food for Tots kitchen.
- Ground Turkey
Our ground turkey comes from farms in Ontario and Quebec and is processed in Ontario. We use this local ground turkey in lunch entrées such as our Turkey Sloppy Joes.