The food provided at agency sponsored meetings and training for families will be consistent with the child nutrition requirements and will offer a variety of food choices which are balanced nutritionally.
Food and beverages for all Head Start sponsored functions will demonstrate optimal nutrition practices and maintain the following general guidelines:
Be flexible to meet the needs of the families served (take into consideration special needs, cultural preferences, personal preferences)
Provide nutritionally balanced meals (breakfast, lunch, supper, snack) when children are included.
Serve a variety of foods.
When children are eating follow USDA / CACFP guidelines.
Healthy snacks/food for all Head Start sponsored functions will be supplied by stores, local restaurants or other authorized food service kitchens. Food prepared at individual’s homes can not be used for parent events that are sponsored by Head Start of Lane County. See the 2011 monthly menu for meal choices