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Meal Menu

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Meals at the Children’s Center are prepared and provided by Aramark University Dining Services. The trained chefs ensure that meals are nutritious as well as “child friendly” and diverse in variety.

Family style dining is used during all meals at the Children’s Center. Family style dining means Teacher-Caregivers and children sit down together to share and enjoy each meal. Adults play an important role in making mealtime a time of relaxation and enjoyment. We help create the atmosphere that makes mealtime a community-building and pleasant experience.

By eating together, children learn to socialize and share with others. They develop good eating habits and may be exposed to foods not served in their homes. As they take responsibility for serving themselves and making choices, they develop a sense of self-confidence.

The Children’s Center provides a nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack for your child. Meals are served at approximately the following times:

Breakfast: 8:45 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 p.m.
Snack: 3:15 p.m.

The menus below are on a three-week rotation.

Week 1 Menu

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
* May contain Beef or Cheese
Breakfast
8:45 a.m.
Chicken and Waffles
Fruit
Milk or Water
Omelet*
Whole Wheat Toast
Fruit
Milk or Water
Whole Grain Cereal
Banana
Milk
Yogurt w/Cereal
Fruit
Milk or Water
Breakfast Casserole*
Fruit
Milk or Water
Lunch
12:00 p.m.
Penne Marinara with Beef
Veggie
Fruit
Milk or Water
Chicken Nuggets
Veggie
Fruit
Milk or Water
Bean and Cheese Burrito
Veggie
Fruit
Milk or Water
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Brown Rice
Veggie
Fruit
Milk or Water
Turkey and Cheese Sandwich
Veggie
Fruit
Milk or Water
Snack
3:15 p.m.
Yogurt
Fruit
Water
Sliced Turkey and Cheese
Asst. Crackers
Water
Banana Oatmeal Cookie
Sliced Cheddar Cheese
Water
Mini Cheese Pizza
Fruit
Water
Crunchy Cereal Mix
Fruit
Water

Week 2 Menu

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
* May contain Beef or Cheese
Breakfast
8:45 a.m.
Bagel with
Cream Cheese
Fruit
Milk or Water
Turkey Sausage Link
Pancake
Fruit
Milk or Water
Whole Grain Cereal
Banana
Milk
Hashbrown Griller*
Fruit
Milk or Water
Biscuit with Jam
Sliced Cheddar Cheese
Fruit
Milk or Water
Lunch
12:00 p.m.
Pasta Salad w/Turkey*
Veggie
Fruit
Milk or Water
Chicken Nuggets
Veggie
Fruit
Milk or Water
Baked Cheese Sandwich
Tomato Soup
Fruit
Milk or Water
Chicken Parmesan*
Veggie
Fruit
Milk or Water
Sloppy Joe*
Veggie
Fruit
Milk or Water
Snack
3:15 p.m.
String Cheese
Fruit
Water
Apple Crisp
Sliced Cheddar Cheese
Water
Graham Cracker
Fruit
Water
Yogurt
Fruit
Water
Fresh Veggies
Hummus
Water

Week 3 Menu

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
* May contain Beef or Cheese
Breakfast
8:45 a.m.
Homemade Muffin
Fruit
Milk or Water
French Toast
Sliced Cheddar Cheese
Fruit
Milk or Water
Whole Grain Cereal
Banana
Milk
Breakfast Burrito
Fruit
Milk or Water
Turkey Sausage Patty
English Muffin
Fruit
Milk or Water
Lunch
12:00 p.m.
Chicken Noodle Casserole
Veggie
Fruit
Milk or Water
Fish Taco
Veggie
Fruit
Milk or Water
Cheese Pizza
Veggie
Fruit
Milk or Water
Fiesta Beef Bowl*
Veggie
Fruit
Milk or Water
Quesadilla *
Veggie
Fruit
Milk or Water
Snack
3:15 p.m.
String Cheese
Fruit
Water
Goldfish Crackers
Fruit
Water
Homemade Oat Bars
Sliced Cheddar Cheese
Water
Yogurt
Graham Cracker
Water
Nutrigrain Bar
Fruit
Water

The Children’s Center is not able to provide food or drink substitutions for your child or children. If you would like your child to eat or drink anything other than what we are serving, you will need to supply the items. Please be aware that food and drink from home must be packed in an individual container, with a cold-pack, so it can be stored in the classroom. All containers must be labeled with your child’s first and last name and room number — (ex: Clay Brown, Room 159).

Remember we are a PEANUT-FREE PROGRAM. Nothing can be brought in to the building that contains peanuts, or is manufactured in a plant with peanuts.

Meals are provided only for those children who sit down and are offered food. For this reason, if you pick up your child just before meals or snack are served, we are unable to send any part of the meal home with your child.

Parents are always welcome to join the classroom for mealtime. Please let your child’s classroom teacher know if you will be joining them for a meal so they may notify the kitchen. If food is brought to school (with your teacher’s permission) for sharing among the children it must be either whole fruits or commercially prepared packaged foods in factory-sealed containers (per NAEYC accreditation requirements).