Supporting Quality Food for Children in Child Care

By providing quality, locally-sourced food, Wooden Spoon is committed to our community’s children and families.

We support providing healthy options to help kids have healthy brains and healthy bodies. Our menu meets the updated Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) nutrition standards.

Owner Natasha Frost is a national expert on child care licensing and nutrition standards. Our menus meet the updated CACFP standards, a requirement for licensed child care centers, and we work with providers to ensure paperwork compliance. Our meal plans incorporate a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins, and can accommodate those children with special dietary needs.

We support educating children and families about our local food system.
Our meal offerings support serving children family-style. We work with providers to identify useful information about our food in order to have important conversations with kids about food taste, texture, and color. We also help with parent engagement by providing menus in advance and Farm to Friesen’s flyers about producers for our locally-sourced products. We have a goal of supporting a live-long commitment to eating healthy and support for our local food system.

When children are nutritionally supported well, we see growth in all areas of child
development including social-emotional and motor development.

We currently provide food for Children’s House, Here We Grow, Head Start Fairmont and Head Start Blue Earth. We will provide the food for Cultivate Mankato, a child care center opening in Spring 2019.

Call or email Natasha today for more information 213-675-1533 or natasha@woodenspoonmn.com

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