Our Food and Nutrition Program
We are committed to ensuring quality in all that we provide to our students and families. Few facets of our daily routines are as impactful and important as the food we eat with the nutrients that help us learn, grow and function in dynamic and powerful ways! We work with federal food programs to help us provide healthy, wholesome and yummy meals to our kiddos. We also have experienced, in-house kitchen staff who freshly prepare and create delicious and healthy meals and snacks to supplement the learning of the little ones we serve. All our meals are served family style, with our kiddos, staff and teachers eating at our meal tables and using mealtimes to build valuable social and cognitive skills that help bolster lifelong educational success.
The Family Nutrition Bureau (as a part of ECECD) administers two USDA Child Nutrition Pograms which provide federal funds to participating institutions to initiate and maintain non-profit food service programs for eligible children and adults. The funds provided through these programs help ensure that eligible children and adults receive nutritious meals that meet USDA meal pattern requirements. Institutions which can participate in the programs include: School food authorities, local government entities, private non-profit organizations (such as faith-based organizations, Boys & Girls Clubs and community action agencies), Head Start programs and certain for-profit institutions that meet eligibility requirements.
Child and Adult Care Food Program
Through agreements with community-based non-profit organizations and eligible for-profit organizations, the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides reimbursement to childcare providers for nutritious meals and snacks served to primarily low-income children in child care settings. Such settings include child care centers, head start programs, family child care homes, after school programs and emergency shelters. Adult Day Care centers that are licensed and provide care to adults in non-residential settings are also reimbursed through this program for the eligible meals they provide. The program is administered by the Family Nutrition Bureau (FNB) and is 100% federally-funded.
For all other FNS nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their subrecipients,
must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:
In accordance with Federal laws 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, age, disability and reprisal or
retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for
program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language,
etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact
USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program
information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program
Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint,
and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all
of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call
(866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;
2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
3. email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.