MEALS & NUTRITION
The Union City Day Care Program is a participant of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Students are provided, breakfast, lunch, and snacks as a regular part of our program that contributes to the wellness, health growth, and development of infants and young children.
The CACFP nutrition standards for meals and snacks served in the CACFP are based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, science-based recommendations made by the National Academy of Medicine, cost and practical considerations, and stakeholder’s input. Under these standards, meals and snacks served include a greater variety of vegetables and fruit, more whole grains, and less added sugar and saturated fat.
Parents of children with special dietary needs may bring in home-packed lunches but MUST provide a doctor’s recommendations and instructions.
THE UNION CITY DAY CARE PROGRAM PROVIDES THREE NUTRITIOUS MEALS DAILY:
Breakfast will be provided at: 7:30 am to 8:15 am daily (8:45 am for infants/toddlers).
Lunch will be served from: 11:10 am – 12:10 pm
Afternoon snack will be provided at: 2:30 p.m.
Food Allergy: We are a peanut-free facility. If your child has an allergy to any foods, please be sure that it has been indicated in your child’s paperwork and put in writing. This should be given to the teacher AND nurse. All allergies will be posted in an inconspicuous area in the classroom.
Keeping your child’s healthy development in mind we provide a schedule for meals that the children adapt to quickly. However, we will provide your child with an additional snack if she/he expresses hunger. No child will be deprived food. The Union City Day Care Program’s kitchen staff prides itself on the preparation of its healthy menus.