Our Healthy Meals Program
As with every part of our days at Estes Children's Cottage, meal time provides an important opportunity for learning and relationship building. We provide freshly prepared breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack every day for children and teachers to share and enjoy.
We are proud to participate in the SpoonFULL Meal Program, which crafts meals with care using local products whenever possible, including locally sourced meat, dairy, fruits and vegetables. Prioritizing fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains while limiting salt, sugar, fat and preservatives makes SpoonFULL unique. The meal preparation team uses only canola and olive oil in cooking and uses nutritious brown rice, whole-grain breads and whole wheat macaroni whenever possible. The menus vary by the season and new foods are introduced to children in tasty and appealing ways.
We accommodate special diets and food allergies with appropriate substitutions so that everyone can participate in this important community activity.