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Food and Nutrition

Good Nutrition at Children’s Village

Good food and nutrition play a critical role in the health and well-being of children. Children’s Village follows Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) guidelines to ensure meals are well balanced and nutritious. We provide our kids with breakfast, lunch, and regular snacks, comprised of things like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and milk options including soy. Children who eat well are happier, more focused, and better able to succeed.

Formula and Baby Food

Through all of our meal offerings, we want to be able to provide meal options for children of all ages. That’s why baby food and formula are included in Children’s Village enrollment packages. For formula, we are happy to provide whatever type of formula your family uses. For baby food, we offer food from Gerber and Beechnut.

Special Diets

Whether it’s due to parental preference, religious requirements, or medical needs, many of the children we care for have special dietary considerations to take into account. We work to accommodate these requests while sticking to the guidelines provided by the CACFP. For medical need requests, including allergies, we do require a physician’s statement detailing what to avoid and proper substitutions, as required by state regulations.

If you have any questions about our food practices or how we handle special dietary requirements, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Sample Menu

The meals and snacks we serve are designed to be healthy and age-appropriate for kids we care for. Here’s an example of the kinds of foods you can expect for your children.

 

Breakfast

  • Milk
  • Pineapple
  • Whole grain cereal

AM Snack

  • Wheat crackers
  • Cheese sticks
  • Water

Lunch

  • Milk
  • Peaches
  • California blend vegetables
  • Fettuccine with chicken (homemade)

PM Snack

  • Goldfish crackers (whole grain)
  • 100% white grape juice

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    Program.Intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.