Head Start/Early Head Start provides carefully planned foods to help meet your child's daily nutritional needs serving a healthy breakfast, lunch, and a snack every day. Children and adults eat together in family style meals served in the classrooms. Children are encouraged to make nutritious food choices and try foods new to them. We do not give candy to the children as a treat, reward, or part of any meal.
The teachers also include healthy habits as part of everyday routines, such as brushing teeth, discussing food choices and exercise, both indoors and outside. The monthly menu plan is provided to families to help in planning and to share ideas for meals. Families receive information on living a healthy, active life.
(5) Eat at least 5 fruits and vegetables a day
(2) Keep screen time (like TV, video games, computer) down to 2 hours or less per day.
(1) Get 1 hour or more of physical activity every day.
(0) Drink 0 sugar-sweetened drinks. Replace soda pop, sports drinks and even 100% fruit juice with milk or water.
Nutrition counseling is available to parents or guardians to assist with any concerns we might find or that you have about your child’s eating habits, weight, or other nutrition issues.