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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.
Civil Rights Statement:
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.