We provide breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks to each child in our care. Prior to the month beginning we have a printed menu for each day so that parents know what their child will be served on a given date. Each meal and snack is designed to meet the state guidelines for healthy eating. Our breakfasts include a fruit and a grain, our lunches include a vegetable, protein, bread, and fruit, lastly our snacks always host a fruit and a grain or protein. By including food from each food group, we encourage our children to try foods they may not always have access to, as well as, produce full tummies so that they can focus on learning playing throughout the rest of the day.
In addition to our healthy eating habits, we promote physical activity each day. As long as it is not raining, freezing, or too hot each class spends 45 minutes in the morning and 45 minutes in the afternoon on an age appropriate playground. While outside they are given the opportunity to run, jump, play, and use their imagination to create active games with their friends. Children learn best through play, whether that be inside or out.