Nutrition

Nutrition Services:

The goal of the nutritional services component is to improve the nutritional health of all children and families through nutritional assessments, counseling, and nutrition education for the entire family. 

A nutritious breakfast, lunch, and a snack are provided for your child. All meals and snacks meet the USDA guidelines.   All special diets, food allergies, and special requests should be noted at time of enrollment.   No outside food and snacks are allowed unless special arrangements are made with the Nutrition Coordinator.  Please do not allow your child to bring candy or chewing gum to the center.  

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Parents must provide a medical excuse for special diets necessary for health reasons, or a request in writing for special diets for religious reasons.  

Nutrition assessments and counseling services are offered to families under the direction and care of our Nutrition Coordinator and a licensed nutrionist.  Assessment and nutrition counseling services are offered to parents of a child at nutritional risk.  This includes children who require any therapeutic diet or are underweight, overweight or anemic.  

Nutrition workshops are offered for families.  The purpose of these workshops is to inform families about the importance of nutrition and show parents how to offer nutritious food choices for their families.  In addition, nutrition education is included in the classroom curriculum and discussed as part of the daily lesson plan.

Menus and nutritional information are sent home to enhance and expand parents’ knowledge of nutritional needs.

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Joyce Gardner,
Nutrition Coordinator
j.gardner@nbpw.org 
478-240-0925 ext. 212