We serve fresh and healthy foods that are made daily in our kitchen with love.
Toddlers and preschoolers grow in spurts and their appetites come and go in spurts, so they may eat a whole lot one day and then hardly anything the next. It's normal, and as long as you offer them a healthy selection, they will get what they need.
Calcium, the body's building block, is needed to develop strong, healthy bones and teeth. Children may not believe or care that milk "does a body good," but it is the best source of much-needed calcium. Still, there's hope for the milk-allergic, lactose-intolerant, or those who just don't like milk. Lactose-free milk, soy milk, tofu, sardines, and calcium-fortified orange juices, cereals, waffles, and oatmeal are some calcium-filled options. In some cases, pediatricians may recommend calcium supplements.
Fiber is another important focus. Toddlers start to say "no" more and preschoolers can be especially opinionated about what they eat. The kids may want to stick to the bland, beige, starchy diet (think chicken nuggets, fries, macaroni), but this is really the time to encourage fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans, which all provide fiber. Not only does fiber prevent heart disease and other conditions, but it also helps aid digestion and prevents constipation, something you and your child will be thankful for.
Healthy, Full, and Happy!
Giant Steps Child Care Center provides Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks to all students Monday through Friday; free of charge.
We work with our food distributors to feed our kids healthy fresh whole foods as much as possible. Our menu changes seasonally to take advantage of seasonal produce and expose your kids to different cuisines.
All food allergies are considered when designing our menu and preparing your children's food.
Safety is our number one priority!
The most important meal of the day. Making sure students can concentrate on learning and not their grumbling tummies.
Keep them satisfied all day long
They can't nap hungry!
Our menu follows the guidelines for the federal food program with age appropriate portion sizes and recommended food groups.