Food Program Servings and Nutrition for Children at Children’s Treehouse Children’s Treehouse aims at providing each child with nutritious snacks and meals, while establishing good eating habits that nurture healthy development and promote life-long well-being. Meals and snacks include a variety of food groups including meat and meat alternatives, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and dairy. If your child has a special nutritional need or requires an adaptation to our menu, we will work with your family to create a plan that adequately meets your child’s needs. Meals and snacks include carbohydrates, proteins and fat to give children energy, while maintaining total calories within recommended serving sizes specific to a child’s age group. Please click on the link below to see the USDA recommended portion sizes. http://www.dcf.wi.gov/childcare/licensed/CommManuals/FCC/250_b.pdfhttp://www.dcf.wi.gov/childcare/licensed/CommManuals/FCC/250_c.pdf In 2019 Children's Tree House was the recipient of a Farm to Early Childhood Grant through the Parenting Place and Kellogg Foundation. In receiving this grant, we have adapted our menus to include more local produce, dairy and we have added our own gardens for fresh veggies. Our classes enjoy many hands on cooking experiences, nutrition lessons, and gardening activities. Our cook has implemented "Cooking with Kids" where she goes into the classroom to do a monthly cooking activity with the children. During this time they will also learn about where their food comes from, how to prep and how to prepare it in fun filled hands on ways!