Meals and snacks are served family style on a four week menu rotation. All menus include fresh foods available by season. Our goal is to cut fat, sugar and preservatives while eliminating processed foods. Meals and snacks are prepared at the center and are served according to the following schedule:
SchoolAge 7:45 a.m. Preschool 8:00 a.m.
Preschool 2:45 p.m. Schoolage 3:30 p.m. upon return from school
Children are served meals and snacks family style, meaning that foods are passed and children serve themselves. We find that when children take an active part in choosing their foods and portions, they are more likely to try foods they may not generally taste. As a part of the Child Nutrition Program, we supply appropriate replacement foods for children with allergies or special food requirements.
We ask that children not bring food from home to replace center meals. Children expand their choice of foods by tasting those that they may not receive at home.
Each family enrolled in the center is required to complete the Child Nutrition Program Enrollment Application annually. We are required to have one on file for each child regardless of income level.. This form determines the level of reimbursement we receive for foods served. The Enrollment Application is completed upon enrollment and annually in late summer.