What we feed our children in their early years and during childhood can influence
eating habits and body weight in later life. Young children need energy and adequate
amounts of certain nutrients for normal growth and development. In order for children
to receive quantities and combinations of foods that provide nutrients in proportion
to the amount of their day spent at the center, we participate in the Child and Adult
Food Care program.
The Child Development Center serves a light breakfast (8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.) lunch
(11:30a.m.) afternoon snacks (2:00p.m. and 3:30p.m.) and evening dinner (6: 30 p.m.)
to the children who are enrolled during this time. Milk is served at all meals.
The Center has its meals catered and the center must call in the meal counts daily.
In order to provide an adequate count parents must notify the center when their child
will be late or not attending. If a child has not arrived within 30 minutes of their
scheduled arrival time, the child is considered absent and will not be included in
the meal count. It is then up to the parent to provide that meal.
The weekly lunch and dinner menu as well as the snack menu are posted on the Parent
Board each week. Parents are encouraged to view the menus in order to know what foods
are served during their child's stay at the center.