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 The Children's School offers healthy breakfast, lunch, and snacks. All the food is prepared and cooked on a daily basis. The children receive healthy whole grains, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, milk, and protein from legumes, fish and fowl. The meals we serve are at a no cost to the families and it is thanks in part to our participation in the California Nutrition Services program, which allows us to provide healthy, well-balanced meals to the children. Healthy foods are beneficial to a child's development and growth. Eating a variety of healthy foods can prevent early medical problems and create lifelong good dietary habits. Children are not required to bring any food from home unless directed by a doctor.

The School provides children with hot meals for breakfast, lunch and snack. These meals are provided without additional charge for all children enrolled at the School, regardless of family income.

Good nutrition is essential to the healthy physical and mental development of every child. Both eating healthy foods and learning about good nutrition are an important part of our curriculum. The center participates in a child nutrition program provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This program requires that we follow strict guidelines to ensure the quality of our nutritional program. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Meals are provided that are nutritious, well balanced, and delicious. Menu items are selected based on children’s nutritional needs as well as consideration for their tastes and food preferences. A variety of ethnic foods are provided for diversity and exposure to different cultures. Menus are posted in each classroom.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or by fax (202) 690-7442 or by email. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.