Food Service and Menus

Well-balanced meals provide the food children need to grow, think, fight infection, and fuel their bodies. Kid’s World Learning Center is dedicated to seeing that each child has a nutritional breakfast, lunch, and snack during the day. We are enrolled in the Child and Adult Care Food Program with the state of Texas that provides guidelines for childcare centers to ensure the children are getting the nutrition their bodies require. Each family is asked to fill out a Child Care Enrollment Form and Child Nutrition Program Application Form that is required for us to participate in the Texas Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Program.

 

Our menus are posted near the front door, in each classroom, and on the main page of our website. Enough food is prepared to provide seconds in entrees, vegetables, fruit, grains and milk or juice. Breakfast is served from 7:30am to 8:30am, lunch is served from 11:00am to 12:00pm and afternoon snack is served at 2:30pm - 3:00pm for the children that do not attend school. For the after-school children it is served from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. Infants have their own schedule and we cater to their needs.


Children’s appetites vary from day to day depending on growth spurts, physical health and emotional concerns. We encourage but never force a child to eat or finish their food completely. The American Academy of Pediatrics affirms that since young children eat in small feedings and a child’s appetite and interest in food may vary from one meal or snack to the next, children need to be fed often. Snacks often become a significant part of a child’s daily food intake as a result of this.

 

Parents may provide lunch and snacks for their child to be served at Kid’s World. The child’s meal must be clearly labeled with instructions for serving. We must have a form filled out by the parents stating that they are choosing to provide the child’s meals and/or snacks. We ask that parents try to follow the same guidelines set by the USDA and CACFP so their child's nutritional needs are being met.


Research has shown that 90% of fatal choking occurs in children younger than four years of age. Kid’s World does not allow certain foods that have been proven to be a risk for children. Please do not bring the following foods to be served: hot dogs sliced in rounds, whole grapes, hard candy, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, chips, peanuts, popcorn, marshmallows, and chunks of meat larger than can be swallowed whole.

 

Kid’s World must have written notice from the child’s physician or registered dietitian addressing any special dietary requirements or food allergies. This record will be kept in the child’s file and a notice will be sent to the child’s teacher and the kitchen.