Joyful Care Children's Center provides on a daily basis:
- Afternoon Snack
Our menus rotate on a four-week schedule to provide variety for your child. Please view our monthly menu for a detailed description.
We provide meals and snacks that include a variety of food groups including meat and meat alternates, bread and grains, fruits, vegetables and fluid milk.
Healthy meals are the foundation of growth, early child development and education. We believe nutrition and healthy eating habits are fundamental skills for young children, and we play an important role in helping your child learn about and enjoy a variety of nutritious foods each day.
Our goal is to provide a variety of healthful and acceptable meals and snacks that are nutritious for children, safe, developmentally appropriate and properly portioned for your child.
Our menu is planned by our Food Specialist to provide wholesome meals and satisfying snacks that meet federal and state requirements and guidelines established by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
We work with food manufacturers to create appropriate portion sizes and nutritional ingredients for children. We provide your child with opportunities to enjoy healthful foods that promote growth and allow them to learn food preferences and dietary habits that help them live a healthy lifestyle so they are ready for early child development and learning.
Our meals and snacks provide nutrition for children including carbohydrates, proteins and fat to give children energy, while maintaining total calories within recommended ranges specific to a child’s age group and level of activity.
We strive to serve meals and snacks that have limited added sugar and sodium and increased dietary fiber. Our meal planning is based on current scientific research and recommendations.