We encourage parents to visit the USDA “Choose My Plates” guide according to age. Preschoolers love to mimic their parents and adults around them. When offered a healthy variety of foods those experiences introduce and foster good eating habits. Children develop eating habits through early eating experiences and it may take more than ten tries for a child to accept new food and develop their taste buds.
Meal time is enjoyable and we encourage our students to try new foods by describing color, feel and flavor. We recommend snack time to have two options per snack of two different food groups like fruit or veggies paired with crackers or cheese and water to drink. We also recommend at lunch time to have three options of three food groups: protein, veggies and fruit with milk to drink.