NUTRITION and MEALS
Healthy meals are the foundation of growth, early child development and education. By serving children nutritious meals and snacks, we help them get the nourishment and energy they need to learn and grow and be healthy. It is our goal to show children what it means to eat for good health, including how important it is to eat a variety of foods. We follow all USDA guidelines and cook our food from fresh ingredients daily in our kitchen.
Our lunches are on 4 weeks rotation. Below is our sample Lunch menu. Our children are encouraged to try a variety of foods served daily and over the years our parents have been happy about our food varieties. Our menus are always available in our foyer for our families to see. Our menus consist of foods that are a good combination of Russian traditional dishes and American ones.
Our typical breakfast is served at 9:10 am and usually consists of hot oatmeal, hot farina (semolina), or non-sweetened whole grain or rice cereal with fruits and milk.
Our lunch is served at 12 pm, followed by a nap time.
Our snack is served at 3:10 pm and consists of healthy crackers, cheese, yogurt or cottage cheese, fruits and milk.
We follow all allergy plans and exclude foods that contain allergens.
We do not offer sugar in our center. To sweeten our breakfast or snack we serve fresh fruits, canned fruits or apple sauce. We do have an occasional birthday when we serve a cake and/or may offer juice. At pick up family members will be informed each time we had a birthday celebration.