TenderLovingPreschool & ChildCare Concord CA
Sample-Weekly Menu- meals are prepared daily with fresh organic whole wheat grains, No GMOs, Fresh Fruit & Vegetables White lean meats: Turkey, Chicken with no Hormones. Organic milk...Member of Coco Kids Food prog. to serve the best meals. Peanut free environment . Breastfeed friendly
7 am breakfast - oatmeal or waffles or pancakes or cereal or toast and a serving of fruit and milk
9am & 3pm-Snacks: Water, with a serving of fruit, and a grain: (crackers, chex mix, pretzels)
11:30am/12 pm-Lunch: 1-a meat /protein, 2-grains/carbs 3-vegetables 4-fruit 5- milk.
every day, the menu varies. We may have homemade brown or white rice, pasta, black, white, pinto, red beans, veggies: from broccoli, asparagus,zucchini,squash, apples, oranges, bananas,pears, kiwi,watermelon, and milk 1% for over 2yrs.old and whole milk for my 1yr. old to 1.11mos.
All of our meals are cooked fresh daily! All the fruit and vegetables are Organic. State requires only milk-1% for our 2 yrs and older. whole milk for 1yr. olds. I don't serve juice, I replace it with a fresh fruit. I serve filtered water.
Main food groups-
Lunchtime : 1.Protein: Meats or grains
2.Vegetables / Grains/- Beans is a grain replaced as a protein as well.
Children are introduced small safe snacks slowly with communication with parents.
By 1 yr. child should be weaned off bottle and introduced sippy cup, pacifier. Regular milk .
Unless a child shows allergies to regular milk Whole milk until the age of 2 yrs old.
I introduce by parents orders only finger snacks and meals starting at 8months. Sippy cups, weening from bottles, at the 1yr mark. No candy or junk food, meals are on a schedule, I provide meals on a time schedule. If the children comes after the meal times, parents must bring them feed and ready to start the next activity.
For birthdays and holidays I ask my families to bring small cupcakes. Plain with no chocolate and pre packed in little ziplock bags any treats need to be packed individual to take home.