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Nutrition

We know that children who are well-nourished are ready to best learn, play and grow. The goal of our healthy CT child care center is to create nutritious childhood eating habits for a lifetime of good health. 

 

Healthy Food Matters.

Studies have shown that organic milk (free from hormones such as Cargeneen, GMOs, and antibiotics) is a great choice for growing bodies. B&E is mindful to serve whole foods instead of processed foods, whole grains, and 'no sugar added' choices. B&E works with our Nutrition Consultant, Dr. Jenn Krebs Rapkin, to create and assess our healthy snack menus. 

 

Better, healthier choices...

B&E serves organic milk at all lunch meals, and with daily snacks. Menu items served:

  • ORGANIC MILK - free of added hormones, antibiotics, and GMOs
  • DAIRY PROTEINS - yogurt, cheese
  • FRESH FRUITS - bananas, apple slices
  • FRUIT CUPS/APPLESAUCE - in natural juice, no added sugar
  • WHOLE GRAINS - cereal, cereal bars, crackers
  • Annie's ORGANIC Cheddar Bunnies - a children's favorite!

Dr. Jenn Krebs Rapkin

 

Dr. Jenn Krebs Rapkin

A licensed naturopathic physician in private practice for over a decade, Dr. Jenn Krebs Rapkin trained, and now teaches, at University of Bridgeport’s College of Naturopathic Medicine.  She developed and currently practices her own specialized Narrative Body Therapy and is the founder of A Mind-Body Practice, the only naturopathic medical practice in Connecticut to specialize in holistic and integrative mental health.  Dr. Rapkin writes regularly on the topics of health, wellness and mindfulness in her two blogs, The Mind-Body Blog and The Mommy Tune-up.

Dr. Rapkin is also the mom of two young children and is committed to promoting and establishing healthy nutritional habits early in life. 

 

Sample Snack Menu

Healthy CT Child Care Center Food

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