Meals and Healthy Eating

Healthy eating is critical to students’ academic and social development.   The meals and snacks provided at Bancroft are nutritious and not laden with sugar and fat. Parents/guardians should not send candy, gum, chips, or sodas to school with children. If children arrive at school with these items, they will be confiscated.  The school breakfast, lunch and supper are catered by Chartwells School Dining Services.  Click here for more information about Chartwells.

Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC)
Through the BIC program breakfast is available to every student, every day at Bancroft.   Breakfast will be available to students between 8:45am and 9:00am.  

Bancroft is now a Provision 2 school that means that not every student is eligible for free lunch.  Students who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch under National School Lunch Program are automatically entitled to receive a lunch. However, the school must have a completed Meal  application form for the School Lunch Program on file for a child to receive free meals.  
Students who wish to purchase lunch may do so at a cost of $2.00 per lunch. If a student forgets to bring lunch, a school lunch will be provided at cost if one is available.  
The lunch program can accommodate students with dietary restrictions, but accommodations must be arranged in advance. Parents/guardians should notify the school of their children’s food allergies so that necessary precautions can be taken during lunch and at other times food may be consumed. 
Parents/guardians who do not participate in the lunch program must send their children to school with a nutritious lunch that does not require heating or refrigeration.  

Much like the breakfast program, supper is provided for all students who participate in the aftercare program.