Nutrition Program and Menus

Our Head Start program follows both federal standards and rules set by the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), a USDA Child Nutrition Program.  These standards include:

    • Carrying out a nutrition program that meets the nutrition needs and feeding requirements of each child.
    • Meeting the needs of children with special dietary needs, including those with disabilities.
    • Serving many kinds of food from different cultures and ethnicities so children may try new foods.
    • Providing meals and snacks that meet 1/2 to 2/3 of the child’s daily nutritional needs.
      • Some classrooms will receive breakfast and lunch, others breakfast, lunch and snack.
    • Serving foods high in nutrients, low in fat, sugar, and salt.
    • Providing a nutrition program that the benefits and services are provided equally.  This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
      • For more information about the nutrition program, civil rights, protected classes and how to file a complaint please visit our Civil Rights and Public Notice page.

We always welcome suggestions about our nutrition program and menus.  If you have suggestions we encourage you to call us, tell your child’s teacher, or email us.


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