Grace Children’s Center’s Menu is prepared each week by our Kitchen Manager, Haydee Garay. Haydee is passionate about making sure that the children and staff get delicious, healthy meals and snacks each day. Haydee brings her native culture into our menu with delicious dishes like Papusas, Albondigas soup, and more! Children enjoy speaking Spanish with Haydee when she brings the food out to the classrooms.
We have a three week rotating menu. The menu for each week is posted on our parent board. While we are following COVID-19 health practices, the menu we are following each week will be posted in the announcements on Monday morning for that current week.
Food Allergies or Intolerances
Grace Children’s Center works to provide reasonable accomadtions for all children who have allergies or intolerances to foods on our menu. We also work with families to help identify a child’s allergies. If you suspect or know your child has food allergies, please make an appointment for a zoom call with our director to review our menu and complete the forms necessary to providing nutritions, safe, and healthy food for your child.
Federal Food Program
We participate in the Federal Food Program, which provides guidelines to help insure our meals and snacks are balanced and healthy for our children. Each August or September, we conduct a food study month. We ask parents to complete an income eligibility application. This helps us get reimbursement for our food and food related expenses. Please help us maximize our reimbursement as completely as you can, when asked. Forms are submitted to our Executive Director and are confidential. These forms must be filled out originally and completely.
USDA Non-Discrimination Statement for Child Nutrition Programs
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions
participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.