Meals

baby
 
All parents must provide all meals. Snacks and drinks will be provided by Carousel.(example: veggie straws, goldfish crackers, pretzels and raisins), Carousel encourages healthy eating. No gum, candy, or soda will be served. It is recommended that all lunches contain 1 grain, 1 protein, 1 vegetable and 1 fruit. Please see Nutrition recommendations at a glance posted in each classroom.

Children who arrive after meal times should be fed before they arrive. It is our belief that infants should be fed on demand. If parents have another feeding schedule in mind, please let us know.
If your child has allergies, we must be notified of this in writing. We will need to have a physician's written instructions describing any foods the child is not permitted to eat. If a child has so many allergies that he/she cannot eat our snacks we may require the parents to provide his/her snacks.

We never force a child to finish what is on his/her plate, but we do encourage each child to try one or two bites of everything. Sometimes they are surprised by what they like! All eating patterns will be communicated to the parents.