Morin Family Child Care follows the child care nutrition guidelines recommended by the USDA CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program) for all the foods we serve. To provide healthy and balanced diet that includes fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and limit foods and beverages that are high in sugar, and/or fat, our nutrition policy includes the following:
Fruits and Vegetables
We serve fruit at 2 times a day.
We offer a vegetable other than white potatoes at least once a day.
We serve whole grain foods at least twice a day.
We limit juice intake to no more than 1 time a week. When served, the juice is 100% fruit juice.
We serve only skim or 1% milk to children age 2 years and older.
Fats and Sugars
Fried and pre-fried vegetables, including potatoes, are served no more than two times per week.
We limit sweet food items to no more than two time per week.
High fat meats such as bologna, bacon, and sausage are served no more than two times per week.
Role of Staff in Nutrition Education
Staff provide opportunities for children to learn about nutrition 1 time per week or more.
Staff act a role models for healthy eating in front of the children.
Meals and snack times are planned so that no child will go more four hours without being offered food. We provide a variety of nutritionally balanced, high quality foods each day so, please do not send child with outside food and drinks.