Food for Thought: Nutritious Lunches & Snacks
Your child’s body and mind need good fuel to grow and develop. A well-balanced diet can be a key component of your child’s success. With the help of a Registered Nutritionist, Queens Montessori has created a menu designed to meet your child’s nutritional needs and help them achieve their full potential.
Children at Queens Montessori are provided two snacks and one hot lunch every day. All of the food we serve is made in-house from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible. We make seasonal modifications to our 4-week rotating menu so your child can enjoy good variety in their meals. We believe childhood eating habits set the groundwork for a healthy lifestyle in adulthood. Our menu reduces sugar and salt intake in an attempt to familiarize your child with positive food choices.
We understand the difficulties associated with special diets. If your child has special dietary restrictions due to medical or cultural reasons, please let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your family.
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.