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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 Biscuit
Fruit
Milk or Water
French Toast
1/2 oz slice Cheddar Cheese
Fruit
Milk or Water
Whole Grain Cereal
Banana
Milk
Oatmeal
Fruit
Milk or Water
Breakfast Bites *
Fruit
Milk or Water
Lunch
12:00 p.m.
Lasagna *
Veggie
Fruit
Milk or Water
Chicken Nuggets
Veggie
Fruit
Milk or Water
Beef and Cheese Burrito
Veggie
Fruit
Milk or Water
Chicken Teriyaki
Brown Rice
Veggie Blend
Fruit
Milk or Water
Baked Cheese Sandwich
Tomato Soup
Fruit
Milk or Water
Snack
3:15 p.m.
Yogurt
Fruit
Water
Sliced Turkey
Asst. Crackers
Water
Nutrigrain Bar
Sliced Cheddar Cheese
Water
Cheese Pizza Wedges
Fruit
Water
Crunch Mix
Fruit
Water

Week 2 Menu

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
* May contain Beef or Cheese
Breakfast
8:45 a.m.
Blueberry Bagel with
Cream Cheese
Fruit
Milk or Water
Omelet *
English Muffin
Fruit
Milk or Water
Whole Grain Cereal
Banana
Milk
Strata Style Quiche Cups *
Fruit
Milk or Water
Biscuit with Jam
1/2 oz Cheddar Cheese
Fruit
Milk or Water
Lunch
12:00 p.m.
Pasta Shells & Cheese
Veggie
Fruit
Milk or Water
Chicken Nuggets
Veggie
Fruit
Milk or Water
Vegetarian Chili
Cornbread Muffin
Veggie
Fruit
Milk or Water
Chicken Parmesan
Brown Rice
Veggie
Fruit
Milk or Water
Turkey Sausage
Hashbrown Patty
Veggie
Fruit
Milk or Water
Snack
3:15 p.m.
Graham Cracker
Fruit
Water
Steamed Veggies
Asst. Crackers
Water
String Cheese
Fruit
Water
Yogurt
Fruit
Water
Cheese Roll Up with
Pizza Sauce
Fruit
Water

Week 3 Menu

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
* May contain Beef or Cheese
Breakfast
8:45 a.m.
Pancake Muffin
Fruit
Milk or Water
Turkey Sausage
Whole Wheat Toast
Fruit
Milk or Water
Whole Grain Cereal
Banana
Milk
Scrambled Eggs *
Fruit
Milk or Water
Hashbrown Patty
String Cheese
Fruit
Milk or Water
Lunch
12:00 p.m.
Chicken Noodle Casserole
Veggie
Fruit
Milk or Water
Fish Nuggets
Veggie
Fruit
Milk or Water
Cheese Pizza
Veggie
Fruit
Milk or Water
Chicken Strips
Veggie
Fruit
Milk or Water
Quesadilla *
Veggie
Fruit
Milk or Water
Snack
3:15 p.m.
String Cheese
Fruit
Water
Bean Dip with Pita Wedges
Fruit
Water
Homemade Oat Bars
1/2 oz Cheddar Cheese
Water
Yogurt
Graham Cracker
Water
Goldfish Crackers
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).