Nutrition

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Our team demonstrates how to make & enjoy simple, healthy snacks at all of our locations

We combat food insecurity every day & serve more meals to young children than anyone in Southwest Connecticut - 500,000 Meals & Snacks Served Annually!

Health & Family Services

Our holistic approach to early childhood education maximizes the positive impact we have on children’s lives. Health maintenance and referrals, nutritious meals, food education, family social services and parent participation activities are integrated daily.

We serve every child breakfast, lunch and a snack that together provide 80% of their daily nutritional needs. Our diverse menu reflects the wide-ranging backgrounds of the families we serve.

During National Nutrition Month in March, we partnered with the Stamford Obesity Prevention Task Force. We promoted healthy activities all month long, including passing out free breakfasts-to-go to parents and hosting family fitness activities in the evenings.

We also help children and families lead healthy lifestyles through regular exercise programs, including indoor and outdoor play and special programs like dancing.

It’s all about encouraging families to make informed food choices and have fun being active together!

Our staff nurses assist teachers in monitoring children’s health and create individual health plans for children if they are needed. Family Service Staff help parents with enrollment and offer input on other community agencies that can offer additional support services.