The Community Day School is conscientious about the food being served to our children. Within the last couple of years, major changes have been made to our menus that are in line with “Gold Sneaker Initiative” goals, these goals are to raise a healthier generation.
What we serve
The Community Day School serves fruits and/or vegetables at all breakfasts and lunches. If the fruit is canned, it is canned in its own juices and not syrup. Our breakfast is made up of low sugar cereals such as rice krispies and cheerios, toast with reduced sugar preserves or jelly, or bagels with cream cheese.
The Community Day School does not serve any fried foods. Additionally, we provide access to water during meals and throughout the day. We do not serve sugar-sweetened drinks or fruit juice. We serve 1% milk for children older than 2yrs and Vitamin D Milk to children under 2.
You can find your child’s weekly menus posted on the Parent Information Board located in each classroom. The Community Day School meals and snacks are prepared in the center’s on-site kitchen.
The Community Day School provides breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack.
Children enrolled in before- and after-school” care receive an afternoon snack. On half days, depending on release time, School Age children receive lunch and an afternoon snack. During any no school days or school breaks, children will receive breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack.
Child and Adult Care Food Program (C.A.C.F.P)
The Community Day School does not participate in the United States Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.) Child and Adult Care Food Program (C.A.C.F.P.), however, we still follow the federal regulations for this program.
The Community Day School is officially recognized by the Tennessee Depart of Health Division of Family Health and Wellness as a Breastfeeding Friendly Facility.
Breastfeeding mothers are welcome and encouraged to nurse their infant as needed throughout the day. The Community Day School has a separate room that provides a private, comfortable place for moms to nurse their infants. Nursing moms are also welcome to nurse in the infant rooms where their child attends.