EICAP Head Start nutrition services provide children with nutritionally balanced meals at the centers. Head Start cooks prepare meals and snacks daily according to USDA standards.
- Encourages and uses family style dining during meal and snack time.
- Serves a minimum of one hot meal and a snack every school day to each child in attendance.
- Exposes children to different healthy food choices through monthly classroom experiences.
- Provides assessments to help identify nutritional needs of the children.
- Shares nutritional information to children, parents and staff.
The goal of nutrition services is to empower and educate parents to make healthy choices for themselves and their children. Nutritional health enhances the ability to learn.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its
customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race,
color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion,
reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial
or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s
income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic
information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded
by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs
and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination,
complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office,
or call (866)632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter
containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your
completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of
Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue,
S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202)690-7442 or email at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have
speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at
(800)877-8339; or (800)845-6136 (Spanish).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
USDA Child Nutrition Programs recognize the following protected classes:
race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability.