Parents should provide lunch and a morning and afternoon healthy snack for their children. In addition each child should come to school with the own bottle of water clearly marked with their name. Parents of infants should provide all jar food, formula, and snacks as appropriate for their child.
The parent is solely responsible to ensure that the nutritional needs of their child is met. Below are some tips and guidelines but please speak to your pediatrician for more details on the nutritional needs of your child.
- Avoid chips, cookies, and other junk foods
- Stick with fresh fruit and veggies
- Sweetened beverages should be avoided
- If juice is provided, it must be 100% juice, and must not be more than 4 ounces in one day.
- Solid food and fruit juices should not be served to infants younger than 6 months old.
- Children 4 years old and younger should not be given: hot dogs (whole or sliced); whole grapes, nuts, popcorn, raw peas, hard pretzels, spoonfuls of peanut butter, chunks of raw carrot or meat larger than can be swallowed whole.
- Staff will cut foods into ¼-inch pieces for infants and ½-inch pieces for Toddlers.