As part of our licensing requirements, we are to monitor and educate the children and families in our care about nutrition and healthy foods. Well-balanced meals provide the nourishment children need to grow, think, fight infection, and fuel their bodies. We’d like to provide a brief handout as a reminder regarding our school nutritional guidelines and some ideas for healthy lunches.
Please follow the following Plate Model when packing your child’s lunch for school. It is important to include at least one source of protein and one source of vegetables in each lunch. Please attempt to prepare fresh meals to the best of your ability and refrain from using highly processed/pre-packaged foods.
Please do not pack products with excessive added sugars such as candy, cookies/donuts with sugar coating, juices/sodas or other products with high added sugar content.
RECIPES/IDEAS: (PLEASE REMEMBER TO REPLACE ANY NUT PRODUCTS WITH SUNFLOWER SEED BUTTER OR ANOTHER NON-NUT SUBSTITUTE)