The Center provides all of the food children will need during the course of the day. USDA guidelines for early childhood programs are followed. Breakfast and afternoon snack are prepared by EMCCC staff members. Lunch is brought in daily by an excellent experienced school caterer. A wide variety of healthy and appealing food items including whole grain breads and crackers and fresh fruits and vegetables are offered. Menus are posted weekly in the classrooms. Menus are given to individual parents upon request. Of course we need to know of any special dietary issues so they can be accommodated. We ask that you not bring in food for your child to eat in the morning. More often than not it won’t meet our nutritional standards, other children will likely want some, and it creates an additional task to monitor by the staff members during a particularly busy time. The Center is peanut free. We serve no items containing nuts and ask that party items brought in also have no nut products. School aged children are provided with all meals regularly offered at the Center during the times they are present.