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Nutrition Services

ECMSHP designs nutrition and meal services that meet the unique needs of our children, from breast fed infants to energetic preschoolers. Meals are an important part of the learning experience, and ECMHSP works with parents and staff to develop culturally and age-appropriate menus for all children. Following are highlights of our Nutrition services:

  • All meals meet USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Requirements for each state, and ECMHSP receives reimbursement for these meals.

  • Meals are served family style for all children.

  • ECMHSP children are at high risk for unhealthy weights; meals are low in fat and sugar and are tasty! New foods are introduced regularly. Special menus are developed for children with food allergies and sensitivities.

  • Nutrition education is provided for parents, including how to prepare healthy, economical meals at home.

  • Children engage in nutrition activities and education in the classroom.

  • Vigorous activity is incorporated into lesson plans to keep children active.

  • All cooks receive food safety training.

  • An in-house Registered Dietitian oversees all nutrition, food service management, and USDA CACFP activities.

If you have any questions concerning our nutrition services, please do not hesitate to contact Anteasha Farrell, Nutrition Manager, at


Read the USDA nondiscrimination statement in English and Spanish 

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