Nutrition

At Northwoods Child Development Center, we believe that quality nutrition is an important factor in children’s long term growth and development, as well as their day-to-day wellbeing.  We provide nutritionally balanced meals and snacks for children at no extra coApplest.

During our meals and snack time, our children are learning to make healthy choices, discover a wide variety of different foods and develop healthy eating patterns.

A sample meal program can be found below.  You can also stay up to date with our latest menu.

Breakfast, lunch, and snack is served at varied times depending on your child’s age level.

Sample Meal program:

Breakfast

  1. Fruit or juice;
  2. Cereal or whole grain or enriched b read product; and
  3. Grade A vitamin D pasteurized milk.

Lunch

  1. A food furnishing protein, such as meat, poultry, fish, egg, cooked dried peas or beans, cheese or peanut butter;
  2. Two foods from the fruit and vegetable group;
  3. Cereal, or whole wheat or enriched bread products; and
  4. Grade A vitamin D pasteurized milk.

Snacks

Two of the following:

  1. milk or milk products;
  2. fruit or pure fruit juice;
  3. vegetable
  4. protein;
  5. whole grain or enriched bread or cereal.

If a child brings their own meals & snacks, the Center will ensure they meet CACFP guidelines & provide supplements when they do not meet the guidelines.