Nutrition, Meals and Menus

Each day at The Sunshine House includes a fresh, nutritious breakfast, lunch and a snack, included with your tuition at no extra charge.

choose-my-plateWe provide a balance of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and we limit foods high in sugar and/or fat, as recommended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Centers participating in CACFP also provide complimentary baby formula and baby food.

Our menus are approved by nutritional experts and follow recommendations provided by the USDA’s Choose My Plate program ( and specific state requirements.

Your child’s weekly menus are posted in advance, so you always know what is being served.

Daily Meal Components Include:



  • Milk
  • Fruit or vegetable
  • Grain or bread


  • Milk
  • Meat or meat alternative
  • Grain or bread
  • Two different servings of fruits and vegetables



  • Milk
  • Meat or meat alternative
  • Grain or bread
  • Fruit or vegetable

While menus vary slightly according to state guidelines, a sample daily menu may include:

  • Pancakes with syrup
  • Fresh peaches
  • Milk
  • Toasted English muffin with jelly
  • Diced pears
  • Milk
  • Warm cinnamon oatmeal
  • Sliced bananas
  • Milk
  • Turkey and cheese wrap
  • Buttered carrots
  • Cinnamon applesauce
  • Milk
  • Grilled chicken parmesan
  • Pineapple rings
  • Green beans
  • Wheat garlic toast
  • Milk
  • Chicken penne
  • Fresh Broccoli and whole grain pasta
  • Diced peaches
  • Milk
  • Cheddar cheese chunks
  • Ritz crackers
  • Black bean salsa
  • Crispy tortilla chips
  • Animal crackers
  • 100% white grape juice
  • We do not serve sugar sweetened beverages and sweet food items are limited to two times per week or less.
  • We are a peanut-free facility.
  • Children may not bring lunches from home, unless medically necessary. A doctor’s note stating the medical reason must be provided.

For more information on our nutrition and menu options, please check with your center director.

For more information: Visit Choose My Plate: