Together We Grow believes mealtimes should be happy and enjoyable for children. Parents are responsible to provide a snack and lunch with a drink for their child. We offer the following suggestions in the hope of developing healthy eating habits for the children in our care.
|Cold Sandwiches||Canned Fruit||Fresh/Dried Fruit|
|Ham and Cheese||Applesauce||Strawberries|
|Turkey/Chicken||Fruit Cocktail||Grapes (cut in half)|
|Sunflower Seed Spread||Pineapple||Cantaloupe|
|Carrot Sticks||Whole Wheat||Yogurt|
|Cucumber Sticks||Rye||Cottage Cheese|
|Other Raw Veggies||Oatmeal||Sushi/Vegetable Rolls|
Meal times are an excellent opportunity to foster self-help skills in young children. The children will get their lunch boxes, set up their eating places, and be responsible for clearing up after themselves. Do not send in heat-up lunches or refrigerated items. To keep lunches cold, use an ice pack in your child’s lunch box. Please have lunch ready to serve, so that we can be attentive to each child while they eat.
To protect your child from exposure to foods, medicine, chemicals, or other materials to which they are allergic, parents are responsible to list all known allergies on the appropriate registration form upon enrollment.