Meals and snacks are prepared on site and provided for children in the program according to Federal USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program guidelines and requirements. The main goals of our food program are to provide meals and snacks that are well balanced and nutritious, while being low in sugar, salt and fats. We try to provide a variety of textures, flavors, forms and consistencies while remembering that children have certain preferences. Infants are served table foods, which are prepared to an appropriate texture. Older children are provided with food, which is presented to them in a family-style setting in order to foster independence and encourage the children to take only what, s/he feels able to eat. This also creates a sense of sharing with peers.
We ask families to let us know of any food allergies your child may have. Staff may request a doctor’s note for their records if necessary. If your religion or family values require special diets or menu changes, please notify the Program Manager.
Menus are posted so that families will know what their children have been served on any given day.
Your child will receive meals and /or supplements in accordance with the requirements of the USDA Child Care Food Program and Family Focus, the sponsoring agency. There is no discrimination in the course of meal service and all children in our care will be served meals/snacks at no separate charge, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap.