Meal Policy

Three snacks are prepared at school each day: A morning snack at 10:00am, and afternoon snacks at 3:15 and 4:30pm. Children are supplied with a daily source of vitamin C and a source of vitamin A three times a week. All snacks consist of fresh fruits or vegetables, and at least one other nutritious food group. The foods are low in saturated fats, salt, and sugars. Milk or water is offered with every snack and orange juice is offered 1 time per week only as recommended by DSHS.

Each week, various foods are substituted, depending upon the season, to encourage the use of new and different foods, and for various cooking projects.

Breakfast is provided for children arriving before 8:30am if they have not yet eaten. If for some reason, your child has not eaten breakfast and arrives after 8:30am, please advise our staff so that arrangements can be made for your child.

Your mandatory monthly food fee pays for Little Acorn to participate in a nutritious and delicious hot lunch program created from scratch each day with kids in mind, including vegetarian and allergen free options.  The hot lunch program is serviced by Farestart.org, a community outreach program that trains the homeless to be great food service workers.  Farestart services most of the schools in the area serving hot lunches.

Be sure to notify the Director of any food allergies your child may have.