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Nutrition

Nutrition to Feed Hungry Minds

Learning and growing is hard work and that work requires fuel. Little Scholars Montessori has partnered with a Registered Nutritionist to create a nutritious and balanced menu that rotates on a four-week basis. Every day, children get a hot lunch and two snacks made in-house from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible. We modify our menu seasonally to add variety and ensure the freshest possible ingredients.

Our hope is that, by introducing children to healthy eating habits at a young age, we can help them develop an understanding and appreciation of the value of nutrition, which they can carry into their adult life.

All four of our centres are nut-free facilities. We understand the difficulties associated with adhering to an alternative or restrictive diet. If your child has any special dietary needs due to cultural or medical reasons, please let our team know. We will do our best to accommodate your family’s needs.

Our Registered Nutritionist

Nutrition expert Andrea Holwegner is the energetic founder and president of Health Stand Nutrition Consulting Inc. Since 2000, she has counseled hundreds of individuals, including Olympic athletes, CEOs and families, on the benefits of healthy eating. Andrea spearheads a team of highly trained and experienced dietitians within her practice. She is also known as the “chocoholic nutritionist,” believing anyone can achieve health without guilt or complexity, and that the secret to success is having fun.

Andrea is one of a handful of Registered Dietitians in North America who are qualified professional speakers. She is a consultant on health trends and marketing to health-conscious consumers for the food, grocery and restaurant industry. She is a columnist for the Calgary Herald, and regular on- air expert for QR77 Radio, Global Calgary Morning News and CTV Morning News. She is a media representative for the Dietitians of Canada and member of the College of Dietitians of Alberta, the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, Restaurants Canada and the Canadian Obesity Network. Andrea is the recipient of an award by the Dietitians of Canada: The Speaking of Food & Healthy Living Award for Excellence in Consumer Education.


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What Sets Us Apart

Our curriculum is based on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori. The Montessori method centers on self-directed activity, collaborative play and individual development. By presenting children with the power of choice, we help instil in them a strong sense of self, a desire to learn and a natural self-discipline.

Our early childhood educators are committed to implementing our Montessori curriculum in a supportive and positive environment, nurturing a lifelong love of learning. With a strong foundation of education and experience, our staff help foster each child’s individuality and create a home-away-from-home experience.

We firmly believe in open, two-way communication between parents and our centres. In addition to quarterly newsletters, open houses, monthly observation summaries, parent evenings and our open-door policy for parents, we also offer our proprietary app, BrightPath Connect™, to help keep you up-to-date on your child’s progress.

Your child’s brain and body need fuel to learn and grow. We have partnered with a Registered Nutritionist to create a menu that helps establish healthy eating habits in your child and allows them to thrive. Every day, your child receives two snacks and a hot lunch, all prepared in-house from fresh ingredients.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Our curriculum is based on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori. The Montessori method centers on self-directed activity, collaborative play and individual development. By presenting children with the power of choice, we help instil in them a strong sense of self, a desire to learn and a natural self-discipline.

  • Our early childhood educators are committed to implementing our Montessori curriculum in a supportive and positive environment, nurturing a lifelong love of learning. With a strong foundation of education and experience, our staff help foster each child’s individuality and create a home-away-from-home experience.

  • We firmly believe in open, two-way communication between parents and our centres. In addition to quarterly newsletters, open houses, monthly observation summaries, parent evenings and our open-door policy for parents, we also offer our proprietary app, BrightPath Connect™, to help keep you up-to-date on your child’s progress.

  • Your child’s brain and body need fuel to learn and grow. We have partnered with a Registered Nutritionist to create a menu that helps establish healthy eating habits in your child and allows them to thrive. Every day, your child receives two snacks and a hot lunch, all prepared in-house from fresh ingredients.