Women, Infants and Children (WIC) information on services offered will be provided to families upon enrollment as a nutritional resource for families.

The Mamáy’asnim Hitéemenwees serves hot & nutritious meals daily. All meals are pre-approved by a registered dietician and follow the Department of Education/USDA Guidelines. Menus are distributed monthly.  Meals are served in a family style setting.

If your child is going to be late please feed him or her prior to coming on-site. A “to-go meal” is not permissible, as it disrupts the classroom and is not allowable.

Please note the scheduled meal times. According to the CACFP/USDA Federal Regulations, certain times are required between each meal. If your child is going to arrive late, please feed him or her prior to coming on site.

Head Start Meal Schedule:

Breakfast8:30 a.m.9:15 a.m.
Lunch11:30 a.m.12:15 p.m.
Afternoon Snack2:00 p.m.2:15 p.m.
Meal Times

Parents please inform the program if your child has any food allergies or food restrictions in the application packet as well as any other allergies.  To accommodate parent or physician requirements a USDA Medical Statement form is required to be completed by your child’s physician.  If there are any parent/family preferences, please discuss with Family Services and/or Health & Safety Specialist. 

Under no circumstances will gum or candy be allowed as a snack for children in the classroom.

Classroom & Holiday Events

Throughout the year, various holidays, celebrations and children’s birthdays are recognized.  During this time it is strongly recommended that homemade foods are not served to the students. Per the Head Start Program Performance Standards, it is mandated to serve only pre-packaged foods, or food prepared on-site by certified kitchen staff, or by those individuals who hold a current Food Handler’s Card. 

Please adhere to the following when considering classroom snacks:

  • Healthy, nutritious and age appropriate;
  • Give all snacks to teachers before serving to any child;
  • Be mindful of those children who may have a food allergy (ask the teacher).

Parents are a nutritional partner with the program.  Teaching children healthy eating habits and encouraging physical activity is important in the prevention of obesity, diabetes, childhood dental care, heart disease, etc.

Holiday Eating Guide with My Plate click here

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