Food policies

Kosher-style policy

Please do not bring any pork products, shellfish or foods with animal fat content into the Temple building.  Any food items that do not adhere to these guidelines cannot be served to the child and will be returned home.  Your child will be offered an appropriate food item in its place.

Unsafe Foods Policy

According to NAEYC the following foods cannot be served to our students at any time:

  • Nuts (refer to nut sensitive policy)
  • Hot dogs, whole or sliced into rounds (children under 4 years old)
  • Whole grapes (children under 4 years old)
  • Popcorn (children under 4 years old)
  • Raw peas
  • Hard pretzels of any size
  • Chunks of raw carrots and meat larger than can be swallowed whole.
  • Chicken tenders, fish sticks and other foods should be cut into ½” square pieces for toddlers and ¼” for infants.
  • Only whole milk can be served to children of ages 12 months to 24 months.

Birthday celebrations

  • No outside food may be brought in for birthday celebrations.  Each child will choose a healthy birthday snack that will be made by the class.

Quality of Meals and Snacks

We have a few simple suggestions to help make simple changes in the foods that we serve your children.

1. Provide easy healthy snacks at home and school. Think veggies and fruits over crackers and chips.

2. You should always include a healthy protein in their school lunches such as:

  • High quality deli meats
  • High quality cheeses and cheese spreads
  • Chicken and turkey salads
  • Soy butter sandwiches
  • Deviled eggs
  • Organic yogurts
  • Note-Include a thermos and ice packs in lunchboxes to keep these foods safe.

3.  Add a fruit and a vegetable to their lunches:

  • Hummus (A nutritious bean dip)
  • Whole wheat pastas
  • Black bean salsa and whole wheat tortilla chips
  • Cheese, avocado, and sprouts
  • Grilled cheese on whole wheat bread with cucumber or sprouts
  • Shredded carrots, cucumbers, sunflower seeds, avocado, and cheese
  • Cheddar or mozzarella cheese with apple slices
  • Cheese, tomato, sprouts or lettuce, and pesto sauce
  • Turkey with tomatoes, and lettuce or sprouts
  • Sliced leftover chicken or turkey
  • Sliced leftover chicken or turkey, honey mustard, tomatoes, and lettuce or sprouts
  • Sliced leftover beef with mayonnaise
  • Chicken salad
  • Salmon salad with lettuce or sprouts
  • Cream cheese
  • Boiled eggs or egg salad.
  • Tuna or tuna salad
  • Rotisserie chicken

In summary, the foods we want to stay away from are processed foods high in sugar, white flour, preservatives, and additives.

Thanks in advance for supporting us with healthy nutrition!




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