Nutrition and Food . . .
Whether you choose to take advantage of our food service program or to send your child to school with a packed lunch, you can rest assured that Little Explorers Academy encourages healthy eating and takes appropriate measures to address food allergy needs.
The food service program is an affordable and convenient way that is included in your Tuition to provide hot standard meals and snacks for your little one, giving your child’s nutrition and mealtime routine a priority. Your child can experience different types of healthy foods every day so meal time is a fun, engaging learning opportunity.
All meals are age appropriate, are prepared fresh each day and are delivered by a Certified Food Chef in our Commercial Kitchen which is Certified and Monitored by the Health Department. Meals are compliant with the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program guidelines and are free from allergens, dyes and food additives. They are served at a comfortable and safe serving temperature each day.
We serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, plus three (3) snacks a day.
Building Healthy Habits for a Healthy Future
Our comprehensive Nutrition program helps pave the way for a lifetime of healthy habits by encouraging balanced nutrition and physical activity in early childhood. Through Little Explorers Academy , children are on their way to reaching their full potential and avoiding chronic diseases later in life.
We have joined the Partnership for a Healthier America, and are combining forces with leaders in other industries to achieve the "Let's Move!" Child Care standards.
Our program includes the following goals:
Physical Activity: 1-2 hours every day, including outside play when possible.
Limited screen time: At school, no more than 30 minutes weekly. At home, a maximum of 1-2 hours/day of quality screen time. None for kids ages two or younger.
Food: Fruits or Vegetables during at least two eating occasions per day. Meals served family style. No fried foods.
Beverages: Water, whenever and at each meal and snack. No sugar-sweetened drinks. For ages two+: 1% low- or non-fat milk.
Infant feeding: We support parents’ decisions. Breastfeeding moms can provide milk and are welcome to breastfeed during school time in a safe, private setting.
In the U.S., health risks tied to poor food choices and physical inactivity have increased significantly. Studies show that one in five children is overweight or obese by age six.
We provide a variety of healthy choices during meals and snacks and encourage children to try new foods. You’re welcome to sample them. Just ask your school director.