***** During COVID-19 regulations, parents provide their child(ren)’s food. *****
At Palcare, nutrition is more than a hot lunch. We provide fitness and movement classes to all children as a regular part of our curriculum at no additional cost to families. Palcare nurtures healthy habits that build strong minds and bodies.
We believe meal times should be relaxed, a place to share ideas and conversation with children without outside commercial influences. Our daily menu includes fresh fruits, vegetables, a hot entree and two nutritious snacks. Children enrolled in our evening program also enjoy a hot evening meal.
Palcare provides a daily nutritious hot lunch and snack to all children over 2 years of age. Our program, while being nutritious also strives to provide valuable lessons for healthy eating and socialization. Children participate each day by setting the tables and participating in a family style meal. These meals provide an opportunity to teach healthy nutrition and also encourage a pleasant eating environment. This helps give children the opportunity to enhance lifetime skills, such as motor skills, language development, social skills, table manners, and independence. It also allows children to identify, and be introduced to new foods, new tastes, and new menus, while developing a positive attitude toward nutritious foods. Consistently practiced, healthy family style meals result in children developing healthy eating habits that last a lifetime.