Nutrition

Child and Adult Care Food Program

This day care facility participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), a Federal program that provides healthy meals and snacks to children receiving day care. Each Day, more than 2.6 million children participate in CACFP at day care homes and centers across the country. Providers are reimbursed for serving nutritious meals that meet USDA requirements. The program plays a vital roles in improving the quality of day care and making it more affordable for low-income families.

Breakfast Lunch or Supper Snacks
Milk Milk Milk
Fruit or Vegetable Meat or meat alternate Meat or meat alternate
Grains or Bread Grains or Bread Grains or Bread
Two different servings of fruits and vegetables Fruits or vegetables

3 Free meals – AM Snack, Lunch, Supper

Our comprehensive Child Care program includes the provision of nutritional meals provided on-site based upon the New York State Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP) requirements for children. In fact, our food program far exceeds the minimum requirements set forth by CACFP and we are proud to report that our food not only exceeds the minimum quality/quantity of foods recommended by the Food Pyramid but our meals are also always delicious! Children are provided with 3 nutritious, delicious meals a day – a morning snack, lunch, and supper.

Additionally, we have a medical program that ensures all children’s immunizations are monitored and that minimum health standards are maintained. Staff members are trained in CPR and First Aid. In short, East Tremont provides a safe and nurturing environment that allows the space and materials for our children to develop to their fullest potential – physically, emotionally, socially, mentally, and cognitively.