Nutrition Services Area
Children in Head Start receive 1/3 to 2/3 of their daily nutritional needs depending upon the length of program day. They receive a meal upon arrival, so please do not feed your child before school. Children attending the morning session are given breakfast and lunch. Those attending the afternoon sessions are given lunch and a snack. Full day classes receive breakfast, lunch, and a snack. We encourage parents to be on time, so that children receive the full benefits of their meals. Parents are welcome to join their child for a meal at any time. Menus will be sent home monthly to reflect what children are being serviced.
We are sponsor of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). We must follow specific menu requirements. If your child is on a special diet due to religious reasons, a note from the parent/guardian is needed stating what it is we should eliminate. Appropriate menu substitutions will be made. If your child is on a special diet due to medical reasons (an allergy to certain foods) a doctorâ€™s note is needed. The note should state the food the child cannot have and a substitute. For instance if your child is lactose intolerant, the note should state what can be substituted for milk.
Head Start regulations restrict us from permitting parents to bring cakes, cupcakes, candy, etc. into school for birthdays or other celebrations. Therefore, we request that you do not do so for your childâ€™s birthday. Items will be returned should they be sent. All birthdays are celebrated once per month. Parents are welcome to come in and prepare with your food service person a cake or cupcake at that time. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.