Our Center highly values the role nutrition plays in the growth and development of children. Therefore, we plan and prepare, to the best of our ability, a well-balanced nutritional food program for the children who receive our services. Our food program consists essentially of a breakfast, a hot lunch and afternoon snack. The menus are planned on a rotating basis and are regularly evaluated and monitored by the West Virginia Department of Education. Menus will be provided to you one week in advance. No outside food is allowed.

In addition to our compliance with the nutritional requirements established by the Child Nutrition Program, our facility also meets all state and local Health Department standards.

In accordance with Federal law and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this Institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or retaliation. If you require information about this program, activity or facility in a language other than English, contact the USDA agency responsible for the program or activity, or any USDA office. If you require this information in alternative format (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.), contact the USDA’s Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (Voice or TDD).

To file a complaint alleging discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC, 20250­-9410, or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). TDD users can contact the USDA through local relay or the Federal Relay at (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (relay voice users). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Bottle Usage

Some children may have certain medical conditions that require them to be on a bottle longer than 12 months. If that would be the case a physician’s statement regarding the medical condition is required to be put in the child’s file.

Special Dietary Needs

If your child has specific food allergies, a Regulatory Special Dietary Form must be filled out by a Physician. The form will be posted in the kitchen and the foods indicated will not be served to your child. The Center will make substitutions in foods for participants with a disability that restricts their diet provided there is proper medical documentation.

The Special Dietary Needs forms are available in the Business Office and must be filled out by the child’s primary physician. At the Center’s discretion, substitutions may be made in foods for non-disabled participants who are unable to consume the regular meals because of medical or other special dietary needs.