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Childcare Healthy Food Program

Food Childcare Healthy Food Program
Overview

Children are provided nutritionally balanced meals daily. We believe nutritious meals are essential for learning.

Children enrolled full day in preschool receive breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack each day. During the school year, school age students receive afternoon snack. During summer months and out-of-school hours, when students do not have access to the free or reduced-price lunch program at their schools, our Food Program provides reliable, healthy, and balanced lunches and PM snacks.

Children learn to make healthy food choices and develop eating habits that will last a lifetime. In our commercial-sized kitchen, our chefs create nutritious meals that contain the following five food groups:

  • Fresh fruit
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Fat-free or 1% low fat milk. For children who cannot tolerate milk products, appropriate alternatives, such as calcium-fortified rice milk or oat milk, can be offered.
  • Protein, including meat or meat alternative, hard-boiled egg, yogurt, cheese, or peanut butter
  • 100% whole grain or grain-enriched cereal or food such as bread, a roll, or crackers

100%
of the lunch meals include the five major food groups.