Nutrition

 

Meals & Snacks

Back to Basics participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture and managed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Back to Basics provides a healthy and nutritious breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon snack. All meals and snacks follow the USDA guidelines established for infants through 5 year old children. Meals are prepared on-site and every effort is made to provide fresh fruit and vegetables. The meal schedule is:

  • Breakfast – 7:00am to 8:00am
  • Morning Snack – 9:30am to 10:00am
  • Lunch – 11:30am to 12:30pm
  • Afternoon Snack – 2:30pm to 3:15pm

 

Our Goal

It is our goal to offer nutritious meals and snacks to the children in our care, as nutrition is a vital part of a child’s health. Children need to eat well-balanced meals in order to meet his or her daily energy needs and to help them build a strong body and mind. We know that the good food habits a child develops will help them prevent cavities, iron deficiency anemia, and obesity, etc. – all common nutritional problems in young children.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, Back to Basics is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.