About Our Nutrition Program
- Seasonal products such as fresh fruits and vegetables are used as much as possible.
- New foods are introduced on the menu to encourage children to try new foods.
- We adhere to meal patterns and requirements set forth by the USDA and the Child and Adult Food Program (CACFP).
- Classrooms are required to do a monthly nutrition activity with children to teach the importance of nutrition.
- Fat-free milk is offered with every breakfast and lunch.
- Fat-free milk is an option at snack when indicated on the menu.
- Water is available at all times.
Rutland County Head Start participates in the Child & Adult Food Care Program through the Vermont Department of Education and the USDA.
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federal program that provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving supervised care services. The program plays a vital role in improving the quality of care and making it more affordable for many low-income households
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.