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Food Service and Nutrition

The CCS Preschool has a full-service kitchen on-site with dedicated staff committed to preparing a healthy lunch and two fresh snacks daily. We select and purchase the freshest fruit, vegetables, and dairy products to complement our menu and incorporate special holiday and seasonal meals into menu planning.

In addition to healthy food, we strive to create a congenial atmosphere by serving meals family-style, having teachers sit with the children during lunch, and encouraging conversation and age-appropriate etiquette. Meals are preceded by giving thanks in prayer.

All staff are ServSafe certified and all meals meet nutritional and dietary guidelines as required by the California State Standards for child food service.



  • Meals are as fresh as possible and prepared just before serving.
  • We make our own sandwiches, pizza, pastas, and baked items.
  • We serve 1% milk.
  • We use a variety of whole grains, rice, and breads.
  • We serve fresh organic fruits and vegetables for both lunch and snacks.
  • Fresh-cut vegetables are served separately as well as mixed into foods to enhance nutritional value.
  • We serve turkey, chicken, fish filets, and, occasionally, beef & pork products.
  • Meals are individually planned rather than repeated each month to give a variety of choices.
  • Ingredients are based on the seasonal availability of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Snacks are balanced with appropriate amounts of fruits, liquids, and starches.
  • Juices served are 100% juice. No sugar, fructose, or corn syrup are added.
  • We work one-on-one with parents who have children with food allergies or specific dietary requirements.