111: Food or Drink Policy

No food may be eaten in front of the children, unless staff members are eating with the children. Food brought to the Center by the staff may be eaten only at lunch with the children or during break periods when the staff are not with the children. Any food or beverage hotter than 110 degrees Fahrenheit should be kept out of children’s reach. Staff members are expected to judge the needs of the children during their classroom’s lunch period, to decide if eating with the children is feasible. While we promote family style dining, we also need to be ready to help children who need assistance with their lunch.