A nutritional breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack is provided daily.
Food and nutrition are at the core of a child’s growth and development.
A child’s diet should consist of:
- At least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day
- Healthy protein options such as lean meats, nuts, eggs, beans, and legumes
- Whole grain cereal and breads
- Water and milk
Healthy eating can stabilize children’s energy; sharpen their minds, and even their moods.
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. Please alert the staff if your child has an allergy or special nutrition need.
Daily Rest Time
Naps play a large role in the healthy sleep of children. They help to optimize a child’s alertness and have an impact on their learning and development.
Physical Activity Time
According to the Center for Disease Control, children and adolescents should do 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity each day. Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children in the past 30 years. Obese youth are more likely to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease (high cholesterol or high blood pressure), diabetes, and greater risk for bone and joint problems, sleep apnea and poor self-esteem.
For kids, exercise means playing and being physically active. Kids exercise when they have gym class at school, during recess, at dance class or soccer practice, while riding bikes, or when playing tag. Creative Youth Enrichment Center will provide time each day for children to have physical activity. Weather permitting, we will take advantage of the outdoors and playground.
The benefits children receive from regular physical activity:
- Helps build and maintain healthy bones and muscles.
- Helps reduce the risk of developing obesity and chronic diseases.
- Reduces feelings of depression and anxiety and promotes psychological well-being.
Help improve academic performance including; academic achievement and grades, concentration of staying on task and attentiveness in the classroom.