Meals/Snacks

It is the intent of OCC to provide well-balanced, nutritious meals and snacks for the children at our centers.  OCC serves breakfast, hot lunch and snacks each day for all children who are 12 months of age and older.  Breakfast is served only until 8:00AM.  The kitchen is then closed for preparation of lunch.  Please try and be here at 7:50AM for your child to eat breakfast.  If you cannot get your child to the center before breakfast is over, please make sure your child has been properly fed.  Morning snack is served at 9:30AM.  We ask that you do not bring in any food into the center, however, parents are asked to bring a morning snack once each month for their child’s class.   Special treats are also allowed for birthdays and special occasions.  Please see your child’s teacher if you have any questions.  School age children are offered meals and/or snacks upon return to the center.

A qualified cook prepares all meals on site.  Each cook will undergo orientation and annual training (4 hours) in kitchen sanitation, food handling and nutrition.  Our menus are age appropriate and meet USDA requirements.  Menus are posted and every parent receives a monthly menu.  Menus are also posted on the parent board in the classrooms.  Any menu changes are recorded and posted outside the kitchen.

If a child does have an allergy to any of the foods OCC serves (i.e. peanut butter, dairy, etc.) and a doctor’s written excuse is provided explaining the food allergy, OCC will make simple alterations to the meal or snack to accommodate the child.  If it is not possible to alter the meal or snack, OCC will do our best to provide something else for the child to eat.  If this is not possible, OCC will ask the parent(s) to provide an alternative that meets USDA requirements for the child to eat.  Any child enrolled requiring special meals (kosher, vegetarian) will need to be provided by the parents.

 

 

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