Breakfast consists of cow or soy milk, a grain (cereal usually) , and a fruit. Afternoon snack consists of one grain, protein, or dairy product and one fruit or vegetable.
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We provide two menu options for lunch. Both meet the USDA standards for a balanced meal. One is a standard menu that usually includes egg, dairy, and meat and the other is a vegan menu. The vegan option is offered only at our Luther facility.
We began offering the vegan option in order to give children with vegan and vegetarian diets an option and to have an alternative each day for children with allergies to animal products. Other than peanut allergies, the two most prevalent allergies that we see are to dairy and eggs. The vegan menu also tends to include a more diverse range of foods including Indian and Ethiopian dishes.
Email the director if you’d like to transition your child to the vegan option. We are unable to accommodate shifts from day to day unless it’s to address an allergy. Permanent changes based on dietary preference are always welcome.