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Meal Service


NOCAC designs and implements healthy and developmentally appropriate Nutrition Services.


  1. Food will be cut into shapes and sizes that are easy for young children to manage to reduce the risk of chocking.
  2. Lunch times will be at least 30 minutes. Breakfast and snack at least 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. A child who arrives late will be served per the Breakfast Policy.
  4. Meals will be served Family Style at all centers when possible.
  5. NOCAC will follow all applicable CACFP Rules and Regulations.
  6. Early Head Start is an on demand feeding schedule for Infants 0-11 months for CACFP Meal Pattern.

Forms and Additional Guidance:

This policy complies with the following

Head Start Program Performance Standard:    1302.44
ODJFS Child Care Manual:    5101:2-12-22,
CACFP Regulation:    
Caring for Our Children:    
Other Sources:    


Effective Date:   8/7/17 Reviewed Date:   9/30/20,6/17/22
Approved By Policy Council:   8/7/17 Revision Approved By Policy Council:    
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