Lunch Ideas

Kids Way is often asked about lunch requirements and ideas. As you know the Washington State Department of Early Learning (licensing) requires all lunches contain the following four ingredients:

  • A dairy product (milk is provided by Kids Way)
  • Meat or meat alternative (such as beef, fish, poultry, legumes, tofu, or beans)
  • A grain product (such as bread, cereal, bagel or rice cake)
  • Fruits or vegetables (2 fruits or two vegetables, or 1 fruit and 1 vegetable). A serving size for children is one tablespoon per year of life for kids 1 to 6 years of age. For most children one “fruit cup” equals two servings.

Lunches may consist of “left-over’s” or other hot meals such as, Mac & Cheese, Pizza, Chili & Crackers, Spaghetti, or Chicken Nuggets.

Other lunch idea’s would include; Sandwiches, Lunchables (parents must add a fruit or veggie), Salads (fruit, potato or green), Veggies & Dip (cooked veggies for waddlers), Cheese sticks or cubes, and all fruits.

All hot lunches are reheated only! Please limit reheating times to 1-2 minutes. No frozen lunches please.

At this time Kids Way is allowing peanut products. However, if we have an enrolled child with a SEVERE peanut allergy we will be revising this policy.

Every child’s safety is Kids Way top priory.

Kids Way Child Care & Early Learning Center, Inc
12211 20th St NE
Lake Stevens Wa 98258

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