Our Food is Healthy & Mostly Organic
During the COVID-19 era, our food program described below is suspended.
Primeros Pasos understands how important your child's nutrition is. We provide homemade breakfast, lunch and snacks daily to all our students. Primeros Pasos emphasizes a variety of fresh and mostly organic foods to tempt your child's palate.
We support our families’ preference: breastfeeding and formula, and infants eat on their own or their families’ preferred schedules. As solids are introduced, our infants enjoy homemade fruit purees, vegetable purees, sweet potatoes puree, and the like. It is important to accustom young palates to a variety of healthful tastes.
Toddlers and preschoolers are served a variety of healthful foods. Typical breakfast foods include eggs, pancakes and fruit. Typical lunch foods include steamed fish, baked chicken, quinoa, pasta, lentils, hummus, organic chicken nuggets, and vegetables. Palates are further developed by exploring various new tastes.
Besides nutrition, mealtimes are an excellent opportunity to develop social skills by eating in a group, as well as develop self-sufficiency skills such as helping set the table and using utensils and napkins.
We serve afternoon snack "family style", which is an excellent way for children to practice serving themselves and eating healthfully in a group.
They will also learn by watching others, which is one reason why it is valuable for teachers to sit with children during meals.