Head Start participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), in which 2/3 of the daily recommendations are provided.
Children are served two meals and a snack daily. Menus will be posted on our website and in each classroom each month. Nutrition education, with discussion about the major food groups, is a part of Head Start’s curriculum. Nutrition education and/or training will be offered to parents as well.
For children with special or feeding problems, a Modified Diet Statement must be completed and signed by the parent/guardian and a physician. Menus and food preparation will be modified to meet the special needs of children having difficulties in chewing, swallowing or a lack of feeding skills, food allergies, digestive or metabolic disturbance. All personnel working with this child will be made aware of his/her special needs or problems. Training will be provided to staff and parents when the needs occurs.
Due to health regulations and state licensing, no will be brought into the classroom by a parent/guardian. The staff will request any nutritional snacks needed.
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