Nutrition

Health enhances children’s ability to learn, which means enriching their quality of life and enhancing contributions to society. The goals of Nutrition Services are to provide nutrition assessment and counseling, provide nutritious meals, empower and educate parents to make healthy choices for themselves and their children.

Menu

KidZCommunity offers a nutritionally balanced menu approved by our Registered Dietitian. The meals are designed around local and seasonal produce and include breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack.

Nutrition Assessments and Counseling

Nutrition assessment and counseling services are offered to Head Start families under the direction and care of our Registered Dietitian. Nutrition counseling services are offered to parents of any child at nutritional risk. This includes children who require any special dietary modifications or are underweight, overweight or anemic.

Nutrition Education for Families and Their Children

Ongoing nutrition classes are offered for Head Start families. The purpose of these classes is to educate families about the importance of nutrition and show them how to offer nutritious food choices for their families. KidZCommunity teaching staff integrate nutrition activities and discussions with children through the “Food for Thought” curriculum which is built into the monthly menus. KidZCommunity also has community partnerships for ongoing nutrition education and workshops.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination or for additional information, please refer to the links below.