Nutrition

nutrition

USDA Requirements

Portage Learning Centers participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The CACFP is a Federal program that provides healthy meals and snacks to children participating in the Head Start and child care programs. Portage Learning Centers is reimbursed through CACFP for serving nutritious meals which meet USDA requirements. The program plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care and Head Start by making it more affordable for low-income families.

The following are the meal requirements that were established by the USDA and are followed by Portage Learning Centers:

Breakfast

  • Milk
  • Fruit or vegetable
  • Grains or bread

 

Lunch

  • Milk
  • Meat or meat alternate
  • Grains or bread
  • Two different servings of fruits or vegetables

 

Snack (Includes two of the four food groups.)

  • Milk
  • Meat or meat alternate
  • Grains or bread
  • Fruits or vegetable

 

Nondiscrimination

“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (866)632-9992 (voice) or (800)877-8339. Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.