Food Program

Child Care Food Program

The Center provides a breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack for all children in attendance.
Menus are posted in the front office area and are available for you to take home. A variety of
nutritious food is prepared and served, giving your child a balanced diet each day.

Children are encouraged, but never forced, to eat and to try new foods. We strive to make mealtime
meaningful and happy. Table manners are taught and reinforced during the meal.

If your child has food allergies, a statement from your child’s doctor must be provided to us in
order for us to serve alternatives to the posted menu. We will provide the food alternatives from our menu the
doctor has indicated.

If you have religious dietary restrictions, please speak with the Director.

Country Acres participates in the USDA’S Child Care Food Program. This program does
not allow food to be carried into or out of our center This means children can not bring
food from home into Country Acres or take food from Country Acres home with them.

Meal Schedule

Breakfast:

School Age – during school year 6:30 – 6:45 a.m.
School Age – during the summer 8:00 – 8:25 a.m.
All Others – 8:00 – 8:25 a.m.

Lunch:

School Age – during the summer 11:30 – 12:00 p.m.
All Others – 11:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Afternoon Snack

School Age –year round 3-3:30 / 4-4:30
All Others: 3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Please note: Because the Child Care Food Program mandates the time frame that
children receive nourishment during the day – it is imperative that your child be here for
meals/snack on time. We cannot serve meals outside of the times allocated.

Download Required Food Program Forms:

Building for the Future Form

Required Food Program Enrollment Form and Additional Required Food Program Forms

Infant Feeding Form