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Menu for the Week : January 14th-January 18th, 2018

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MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

Morning Snack

Morning Snack

Morning Snack

Morning Snack

Morning Snack

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Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Whole wheat pancakes, fresh fruit, and organic milk Oven baked omelets, fresh fruit, and organic milk

Overnight maple and brown sugar oats, fresh fruit, and organic milk

Coconut granola, with fresh fruit and organic milk

Sweet potato congee, fresh fruit, and organic milk

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Tom Kaa Gai Soup with fresh lemongrass curry paste, tofu, lime, fresh cilantro, and coconut milk served with brown rice, fresh fruit, and organic milk

Build your own taco salad with seasoned black beans, organic lettuce, sliced black olives, chunky tomato salsa, sour cream, shredded Tillamook cheddar cheese, and whole wheat tortillas, served with fresh fruit and organic milk

Omit cheese and sour cream
Mini turkey meatball sub sandwiches on whole wheat buns, with house made marinara and parmesan, served with seasoned and roasted green beans, fresh fruit, and organic milk

Mini bean burgers

Omit cheese
Sweet and sour Hawaiian chicken tossed with sweet red peppers and pineapple served with seasoned quinoa, steamed peas, fresh fruit, and organic milk

Sweet and sour Hawaiian tofu

 
Ham Not Clam Chowder with mirepoix, Yukon gold potatoes, a béchamel base, and all natural ham, served with oven roasted glazed carrots, fresh baked rolls, fresh fruit, and organic milk

Tofu chowder

Soy chowder alternative

Afternoon Snack

Afternoon Snack

Afternoon Snack

Afternoon Snack

Afternoon Snack

Banana roll ups with whole wheat tortillas, sunflower butter, and raisins Yam bread with organic milk Cottage cheese and sliced peaches Hawaiian Macaroni Salad with ham and pineapple Mozzarella sticks, saltine crackers, and fresh fruit
  • GF- Gluten Free; DF- Dairy Free; EF- Egg Free; SF- Soy Free; Veg- Vegetarian Option
  • Organic whole milk is served to infants and toddlers. Organic non-fat milk is served to pre-schoolers and kindergartners.
  • Breakfast is served at 8:30am. Morning snack is available to early children when requested.
  • Our sandwich bread is whole wheat and dairy free while the majority of our pasta is also whole wheat.
  • Our canned fruit is packed in its own juice not syrup.
  • This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Meals and Snacks

Our menu is a major component of the curriculum here at Fruit & Flower.  We strive to introduce different cultures, eating styles, cuisines, ingredients, and flavors in a way that is fun and memorable.  We believe good wholesome food, made right in our kitchen with abundant fresh fruits and vegetables, is essential to each child’s development.  Whenever possible, we buy locally and maintain a group of suppliers and farms that work closely with us to ensure our meals provide optimal nutritional density and a low carbon footprint.  We serve local organic milk (whole and nonfat) and do not serve or use nut products in any of our meals.  We use all natural meat (no steroids or hormones) and provide abundant amounts of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains, with an emphasis on providing organic produce as much as possible.  More than 90 percent of our meals and snacks are prepared from scratch in-house.

Fruit & Flower has eliminated all artificial coloring, chemical flavor enhancers and uses minimal amounts of natural sweeteners and kosher salt.

With so many varying appetites, likes and dislikes, it is sometimes challenging to choose menus. We do not expect children to like or desire every item offered to them. However, we do encourage children to taste what is offered since studies show most young children need frequent exposure before becoming accustomed to new foods, especially vegetables. Preschool and kindergarten children are served meals family style allowing them the opportunity to develop self-help skills.

We participate in the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), which is similar to the National Lunch Program.  We follow the guidelines for healthy meals and snacks as mandated by the CACFP to families.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Special Diet Requirements

Your child may have special dietary requirements due to allergies, food sensitivities or religious beliefs.  Per USDA rules and regulations, allergy related meal substitutions require a doctor’s note.  Once we have received the doctor’s note and your food exemption form, we will schedule an intake conference with our kitchen manager to ensure that dietary restrictions are appropriately communicated.  Our staff is trained to use Epi pens in case of emergency and children with food allergies are closely monitored.  If your child cannot fully participate in our food program, please fill out the appropriate forms at the front desk so that accommodations can be made.

Most of the time we are able to accommodate food allergies and sensitivities.  If a meal contains meat, a vegetarian option is always provided if requested in advance with the proper form.  If parents wish to provide food from home, lunches and snacks must be prepared in advance by parents so that they are “ready to serve” in the classroom (i.e. no heating or prep work required).  We ask that parents remain sensitive to the food guidelines adopted by Fruit & Flower, and that no desserts or juices are provided in packed lunches.  Parents who wish to provide their child with alternative milk sources (rice milk, almond milk, etc) must file the appropriate form at the front desk.  Alternative milk sources may be stored in the classroom refrigerators.  Unused milk must be discarded every Friday.

Special Events, Birthdays and Celebrations

Families enjoy celebrating birthdays here at Fruit & Flower and we want to ensure all children have a great time.  We want each child to feel appreciated on his or her special day, so we work with each child and family to create a celebration that is age-appropriate and inclusive.  We are happy to help you celebrate your child’s birthday in the classroom with special games, songs and craft projects.  If you wish to schedule a birthday celebration, please speak with your Lead Teacher.  No outside food is allowed, but parents may bring a favorite book, stickers, party hats, noisemakers or removable tattoos.