Nutrition at My Small Wonders
Children enrolled at My Small Wonders, other than infants*, will be served breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. We have worked with two different dieticians in coming up with a 4 week rotating menu that not only offers healthy choices but are also items that the children love and will actually eat. For example, our corndogs are turkey dogs with a whole grain exterior—baked, not fried.
We believe that meal service is an essential element of quality child care. Our kitchen prepares fresh, wholesome meals everyday that conform to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines. In addition, all meals provide ample portion sizes that meet or exceed Child and Adult Care Food Program standards. We partner with Ben E. Keith Foods and receive a fresh food shipment weekly with fresh fruits, fresh bread, 2% milk, lean turkey meat and more!
Good nutrition is important for your child for many reasons. For one thing, proper nutrition is necessary for body growth and development. Without it the brain, nervous system, bones, teeth, muscles, eyes, heart, and lungs will not grow and work as they should. Your child will also learn, think, play, and work with others better if they are eating right.
The feeding relationship between My Small Wonders and your child will be comfortable and consistent. Our role as a child care provider is to provide a variety of nutritious foods for your child. It is then the child’s role to determine how much and what to eat.
*Infants diets vary and are provided by the parents until they eat table food from our menu.