As part of the high quality of care we strive to provide to your children every day, we are partnering with a renowned non-profit organization, CentroNía, who created a unique and innovative program, the main purpose of which is to promote healthy diets for young children. They were chosen by the First Lady of the United States to launch the "Let's Move! Child Care" program, so we feel honored to have been selected as a partner.
This amazing group of nutritionists, cooks, physical education professionals and parents have a special interest in reaching out to early childhood programs like ours, since they strongly believe good, healthy habits around food are more successfully developed when we start practicing them during the first 3 years of age. This belief has been proven over and over again through different research studies. Exposing children to many different types of food and eating family-style, with their peers and teachers, can go a long way. In fact, 80% of our brains are developed by age 3, which explains why good nutrition is so critical during the first years.
As part of our partnership, CentroNía provides us with: administrative support and guidance in setting up the program, initial kitchen staff training, provision of monthly menus & ongoing kitchen staff training, parent activities which include program introduction and basic child nutrition education, as well as teacher training on the nutrition curriculum.
The menus respect allergies and vegetarian diets. We can also make meals gluten-free. Of course, all are home made, and we use organic ingredients whenever possible.
This month's menu can be found here.