Food & Nutrition
Our program participates in the Child and Adult Food Program (CACFP). This program ensures that we are providing nutritious components to the children in our care. CACFP reimburses centers at free, reduced-price, or paid rates for eligible meals and snacks served to enrolled children, targeting benefits to those children most in need. We believe that proper nutrition promotes the optimal growth and development of children and we focus our menu with this in mind.
For more information you can visit: http://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/child-day-care-centers
Centers and day care homes offering meals through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) play a critical role in supporting the wellness, health, and development of children, older adults, and chronically impaired disabled persons through the provision of nutritious foods. Child care providers, in particular, have a powerful opportunity to instill healthy habits in young children that serve as a foundation for healthy choices in life.
allergens & adaptations
If your child has special dietary needs, preferences, or any food allergies, we will work with your family in order to provide safe alternatives to what we offer on our menu. Please alert us during initial tour, and again at orientation, and we will design a plan that adequately meets the nutritional components for your child.
We offer a variety of freshly prepared foods, and rotate fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables to keep the children’s interest piqued. We minimize the use of canned food on our menu. We try to offer at least two vegetarian lunches per week that offers an alternate protein to meat. Below you can access one of the menus you might see in the classroom.