Nutrition

Promise Early Education Center recognizes the important role nutritious foods play in contributing to the healthy eating habits, wellness, growth and development of young children.

Within our centers, Promise provides a variety of nutritional foods, served family-style, to build good eating habits. Food is never used as a punishment or reward. We encourage children to try new or unfamiliar foods; however, no child will ever be forced to eat any food.

We follow the Ellyn Satter philosophy of feeding children that encourages a division of responsibility, and we use the USDA, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and the Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0 program guidelines in planning the meals and snacks we provide in our centers.

Nutritional Assessment

Following our whole-person philosophy, each child in Promise’s centers will receive a nutritional assessment completed at least once during the program year. The assessment is based on height, weight and age, and any information you provide us and/or your physician regarding your child’s eating habits and any nutrition-related health conditions.

Special Dietary Requirements

A child with special dietary requirements or restrictions that require individual diet modifications will need a feeding plan and emergency medical plan to be developed before the first day in a center or home-based program visit.

Promise works with families to accommodate personal food preferences in regard to cultural and religious beliefs.

See a sample monthly menu.