Nutrition Component

Nutrition and Meals

Supporting Future Growth (SFG) participates in the California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division (NDS) program providing nutritious Breakfast, snacks, and lunch daily to children enrolled in SFG sites. Menus are prepared in advance and posted in each classroom. Meals served are in a family-style setting.

Teachers work hard to ensure mealtimes are a relaxed and enjoyable part of the day. Children have daily opportunities to learn about nutrition, table etiquettes, and foods from other cultures. Children will practice fine motor and conversational skills during mealtime. Teachers will enthusiastically encourage children to taste everything served but will not force them to eat food undesirable.

Supporting Future Growth supports the special dietary needs of children. A physician must provide written instruction on a diet exemption referral.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Following 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 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.


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