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Food Program (Government-Related Resources and Information)

Preschool Criteria According to Title 22 Title 5 Food Program

  Title 22 Title 5 Food Program

Food Program


- Meal services are elective.
- Between meals, snacks must be available for all children. Snacks will include servings from two or more of the four major food groups.
- Menus must be in writing and posted at least one week in advance.
- Kitchens and food areas shall be clean.
- All food shall be protected against contamination.
- Necessary equipment include a sink, refrigeration, hot and cold running water and storage space. The equipment must be well maintained

EC 8261; Title 5 18278

Each contractor shall include in its program a nutrition component that ensures that the children have nutritious meals and snacks during the time in which they are in the program. The meals and snacks shall be culturally and developmentally appropriate for the children being served and shall meet the nutritional requirements specified by the federal Child and Adult Care Food or the National School Nutrition program.

Food Allergies & Special Diets    

We cannot accommodate special diets due to food allergies. Parents may be asked to provide the child's meals if the allergies are beyond what the school can safely accommodate.

For more information:

California WIC Association (Women, Infants and Children)

U.S. Department of Agriculture Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.