At Orchard Valley Learning Center, we place a strong emphasis on the health and nutrition of our children; ages 6 weeks to 10 years. We work quarterly with a registered dietitian to ensure our menus follow official guidelines for child care meals and snacks. We strive to serve kid-friendly, uncomplicated, familiar dishes that allow for flexibility to accommodate food allergy, religious and lifestyle restrictions. Our menus emphasize at least 2 servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Our lunch entrees aim to follow the USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion’s “MyPlate” philosophy. Our cook is trained in nutritional practices and is SAFE certified.
Regular visits from our on-call registered nurse help us to maintain the health of our children, and all staff are trained in CPR, First Aid and Universal Precautions. Our administration and selected staff are also specifically trained through the state approved Medication Administration Instructional Program.