GRSG participates in the Child and Adult Food Program for the State of Nebraska and follow structured nutritional guidelines for the breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack.
We offer high fiber, whole grain foods at least 2 times a day
We offer fruit to children at least 2 times a day
We make drinking water freely available so children can serve themselves
We serve only skim milk to children age 2 or older
We do not have soda or vending machines on site
We have a 5 week menu cycle and allow for seasonal changes
Our menus include food grow in our own garden
Our staff gently and positively encourage children to try a new or less favorite food
We provide visible support promoting healthy eating in classrooms and common areas through the use of posters, pictures, displayed
books, games, and toys
Our staff often talk informally with children about trying and enjoying healthy foods
We provide training opportunities for staff on nutrition at least 2 times per year
We offer nutrition education to families
To learn more about the Child and Adult Food Program for the state of Nebraska please see the following link:
Children at Get Ready Set Grow Childcare learn about healthy habits by being taught proper hand washing techniques. They enjoy brushing their teeth and learning about how to be healthy and strong.