Meals and Nutrition
Nutritional guidelines established by the State of Wisconsin Licensing Rules will be followed for all age groups.
Children arriving before 7:00 a.m. may bring in their own breakfast. Children arriving after 7:00 a.m. should have eaten at home. The morning snack served about 8:00 a.m. is of a breakfast nature.
A morning snack and afternoon snack is provided by the center.
If you are sending items, which need to be kept cool, we suggest an ice pack in the lunch, as we cannot provide refrigerator space. A microwave will be in each classroom to warm food items. Food must be in a microwaveable container. The center provides 1% milk, eating utensils, napkins and cups.
Snacks are provided as follows:
Time present - Number of Snacks Provided:
2 ½ to 4 hours - 1 snack
4 to 8 hours - 2 snacks
8 to 10 hours - 2 snacks
Snacks shall consist of at least one of the following:
Milk or milk product
Peanut butter or other protein
Whole grain or enriched bread or cereal
When only fruit juice is served it shall be pure 100% fruit juice.
The children shall eat at the primary tables with attention given to proper eating habits and manners. Children may choose not to eat snack. It is offered and the choice is theirs.
Infant feeding will be on demand until such age that a regular routine has been established for the individual child.
Food allergies for a child shall be discussed between parent and staff and posted as a reminder to all staff in the classroom.