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Nutrition is a major factor in the physical, social, mental, and emotional development of children. Child care offers a good opportunity to establish nutritionally sound eating habits as well as an understanding of the relationship between food, health and growth.
Our goal is to have a positive influence in broadening children’s food experiences while being conscious of young children’s tastes, appetites and chokeable restrictions.
Nutrition education is integrated into the program through regular cooking projects and also by teachers sitting with and eating meals with the children at each table. Meals are served “family style”. This provides an understanding of appropriate eating habits as well as an opportunity for social conversation.
Our staff is responsible for providing a nutritious, well-balanced breakfast and snack. Our catering company, Caravan Kids, is responsible for providing lunches on a daily basis. Milk is also provided with all three meals. Children of ages 12 months to 24 months are served whole milk, children older than 24 months are served 1%. Staff makes sure that food requiring refrigeration stays cold until served. There is no extra charge for meals or snacks.
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