FOOD INFORMATION


The Children's Enrichment Center participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) program administered by the Michigan Department of Education.

The Children's Enrichment Center is subsidized by CACFP for nutritious meals and the development of healthy eating habits. 


MEAL TIME GUIDELINES


Sweets and salty foods are limited (i.e., 1-2 per week)

1% milk is served to children

Children will receive a second serving at breakfast and lunch after they have tried a bite of all plated food (i.e., full serving for their age)

FOOD ALLERGIES, INTOLERANCE, AND PREFERENCES


We take food preferences, intolerances, or allergies very seriously. If a family or child has food concerns or needs, we will do our best to accommodate. Please inform the Director when enrolling at the center.

SNACKS FOR CELEBRATION


Whole fruits

Low-fat baked goods

*Foods meant for sharing among the children must be whole fruits or commercially prepared packaged foods in factory sealed containers.

TIME (APPROXIMATE)

MEAL

FOOD

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

Serve 1 from each group:

  • Milk
  • Fruit or Vegetable or Juice
  • Grain/Bread

10:30 - 10:55 a.m.

a.m. Snack

Serve 2 items from:

  • Milk
  • Fruit or Vegetable or Juice
  • Grain/Bread
  • Meat or Meat Alternate

12:00 - 12:45 p.m.

Lunch

Serve 1 from each group:

  • Milk
  • 2 Fruits/Vegetables
  • Grain/Bread
  • Meat or Meat Alternate

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

PM Snack

Serve 2 items from:

  • Milk
  • Fruit or Vegetable or Juice
  • Grain/Bread
  • Meat or Meat Alternate

*Michigan Food Program Requirement


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