Creative Child Care, Inc. is committed to providing exemplary child development programs that meet the diverse needs of each individual child, the whole child. Positive nutrition and healthy levels of physical activity from the start is incorporated into our curriculum and our food service.

CCCI participates in the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program in order to ensure balanced, healthy food service to each age group served within our programs.

Teaching staff and children sit together at meal times to share “Family Style” meals, where children may serve themselves, as appropriate. Meal time etiquette is modeled, including conversation, passing food, and learning to use utensils.

Poster: And Justice for All

In 2010, CCCI began a relationship with our distributors to provide meals and snacks for our children. This relationship was born from a mutually shared philosophy about children and food:

  • We want children to eat and try new things. It is important for children to eat a variety of foods in order to have a balance of lean protein, whole grains, healthy fats, fresh vegetables and fruits, and calcium/dairy.
  • Ideally, foods should be natural; meaning using real, as opposed to processed, foods and ingredients, ensuring ingredients are recognizable and not artificial.
  • Children should receive age-appropriate portion sizes to support development and growth into a healthy weight.