Good nutrition is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Eating healthy foods helps children and adults get the nutrients their bodies need to stay healthy, active, and strong. Program staff can explore resources to support healthy eating habits and find nutrition assistance information to share with families.

Our nutrition program operates within the guidelines of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiens’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (C.A.C.F.P.). All meals are prepared on-site in a safe, sanitary manner, and are nutritionally sound. The children, assigned classroom staff, and volunteers eat together “family style” and share the same menu. Special dietary requirements/restrictions are respected. The program also has a Nutrition Consultant who offers assistance with menu planning, supports children with special dietary requirements, provides training for staff and parents, and meets with parents, if necessary.