Healthy and Delicious
Meals and snacks are provided for your child while in care. Our monthly menus follow the USDA nutrition standards for each meal that is served. We participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to serve healthy meals. Our nutritional meal plans increase the consumption of fresh food, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to reduce the consumption of added sugars and saturated fats.
Our monthly menus are designed to be child friendly. We offer breakfast, lunch, and snack to children in attendance at the time of service for each meal.
We Eat Together
Our meals are served “Family Style” in each classroom, with the exception of the Infant Classroom. Teachers join the children for each meal demonstrating appropriate table manners and engaging with the children. Children serve themselves to foster independence, fine-motor skills development, sharing, and communication. Self feeding is encouraged for toddlers during each meal as they become familiar with using eating utensils. “Family Style Dining” increases children’s willingness to try new foods and gives them a sense of control over choosing foods.
We Are A NUT FREE Facility
Our staff are fully trained in emergency Anaphylaxis treatments and have a comprehensive care plan in place in case of an emergency.
For families of children suffering with a food allergy, we are here to put your mind at ease. A comprehensive care plan is completed during enrollment and all teachers and admin staff are fully trained in emergency anaphylaxis treatment.
Allergy lists are posted in each classroom and in the kitchen and are updated regularly. Before a child with an allergy attends their first day the comprehensive care plan will be reviewed with each of our teachers.
Non Discrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027)(http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html) online, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: 202- 690-7442; or (3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.