AT MINNIELAND, MEALTIME IS A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF OUR DAY.
We serve a hot, homemade breakfast and lunch daily. The afternoon snack is served after naptime for our younger children. School-age children are served breakfast before school and a snack after school.
A high nutritional standard is used for all the food prepared. Milk, fruits, sources of protein (meat, fish or cheese), and vegetables are components of each daily menu. Our meals and snacks meet the nutritional standards of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Child Care Food Program.
Meals at Minnieland are served “family style” as servings are delivered to each table and children spoon out their individual portions, pour their own beverage and pass the food to each other. Children also assist with setting the table and clearing the table at the end of the meal. Teachers sit and eat with the students and encourage table conversation. This style of dining teaches good manners, decision-making, and learning to serve others.