July 4, 2018

Salad Bar

Healthy Foods Program

Barrier-free access to nutrition and food literacy remains a top priority for LTCES.

Weekly Salad Bar: One of our key programs, and a weekly highlight for Lake Trail students, is our salad bar. Over the 2020 to 2021 school year, LTCES served 4745 free lunches through our salad bar and bagged lunch program! This program is coordinated by LTCES staff and delivered by a core group of dedicated volunteers. Every salad bar includes a basic green mix with a range of seasonal vegetables, a side salad, a grain, and protein.

While many schools charge a nominal fee to cover expenses, Lake Trail’s salad bar remains free of charge.

Program Snacks: As a part of our mandate, LTCES offers free or low barrier programs for youth and families in West Courtenay. Healthy snacks are offered at these programs to support young people in gaining extra nutrition as well as staying alert and energetic during programs.  

Exciting food literacy, food security, and education momentum lays ahead with the build of the new Lake Trail Community School Garden and Outdoor Hub, and the evolution of our Healthy Foods Program which also includes free after school cooking programs.

Healthy Foods Sponsorship!

Community members and businesses are invited to sponsor a month of our healthy foods programs. Click here to review the options and find out how you can make a positive impact in your community.

October 2021 Salad Bar SPONSOR


Lake Trail Community Education Society sends huge thanks to CSN Reliable for their October Salad Bar Sponsorship! Their donation funds our Free Salad Bar Program at Lake Trail Community Middle School for this month.

Reliable Auto Body Ltd is an automotive collision repair facility located in Courtenay, started in 1951. A real community business, CSN also provides work experience for high school students who are interested in the auto body field. 

We are so grateful for their on-going support of this Healthy Foods program!