Mealtimes are planned to introduce good nutrition, develop an understanding of how to make healthy choices, offer new food experiences and promote socialization. All children in the classroom setting receive at least one meal and a snack and those in the extended day program receive breakfast, lunch and a snack.
Staff and families work together to identify children’s nutritional needs. A screening is completed and individualized feedback from a registered nurse and dietician is provided for each child. Food allergies are identified early, menu options are adjusted as needed and appropriate staff is alerted to keep your child safe.
Our trained and creative nutrition staff and consultants develop menus that are nutritiously sound, culturally diverse and offer a wide-variety of taste experiences. These menus are reviewed by our health staff and registered dietician consultant on a regular basis.
In the event a child has a food restriction due to disability or health issue, staff and parents work together to develop an individualized health plan specific for that child.
All of our nutritional services follow the USDA food program regulations and state of Wisconsin Child Care Licensing guidelines for menus, food preparation and storage and are monitored by health services and our consulting registered dietitian.
For more information, contact Health Services, at 920-424-2166.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
To file a complaint of discrimination write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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