ScuttleBugs Takes Enormous Pride In Our Menus.
After all, healthy food fuels the body and mind to grow and learn. We serve nutritionally balanced meals, made with wholesome ingredients, that have roots in a variety of cultures. Especially in this day and age, we are firm believers that kids should be exposed to, and willing to try, a selection of global cuisine.
Menus at Scuttlebugs Child Care Center Are Healthy, Natural and Prepared On Site
Good food preparation is essential to great meals, and not something we want to risk to outsourcing. Ms. Joana our cook prepares the delicious home cooked healthy food on site, allowing for better quality control of the ingredients that go into them, and ultimately, our children’s bodies. We serve lots of fresh fruit and veggie.
Food groups and serving portions are as per California Childcare Licensing Division (CCLD), Title 22 Regulations, Department of Health guidelines, and Servsafe standards.
ScuttleBugs is a NUT-FREE facility, and because we don’t want to add more sugar to our kid’s diets, we only serve milk and water.
Meals Are Also Part of the Curriculum (Oh! And They’re Fun Too!)
Children are often involved in preparing and enjoying snacks and seasonal dishes as part of the planned activity program. They are taught the benefits of a balanced diet, how to store, prepare, serve, and dispose of food hygienically and in an environmentally friendly manner. Plus we actively encourage our little chefs to be just as creative during these lessons too!
Meal times are treated as social occasions with a family style dining ambiance. The staff eat with the children during meal times to interact with them, provide assistance where needed, and set a good example of proper table manners. Self-help skills are encouraged in our Preschool programs.
Everyone is invited to share their culture through food related activities with the kids, or by suggesting their family favorite recipes for our menu.
Food Questions or Concerns? Don’t Worry. We’ve Got You Covered
We work with families by making dietary accommodations and offering substitutes where possible. We allow for times when the family prefers to provide special food items for their children due to food restrictions or allergies.