As a daycare provider, one of your many jobs is planning daycare weekly menus. This is no easy task, given this age group is famous for fickle eating habits.
Healthy kids are growing by leaps and bounds every day, both physically and mentally. And of course you want to provide the right food to fuel this rapid development. Recommended daily calorie intake depends on a child’s age, size, and gender, but most young children require between 1,000 to 1,600 calories a day.
As a daycare provider, hopefully you’re taking advantage of any food reimbursement programs available to you. These programs do provide guidelines for daycare weekly menus, but even with rules to follow this can still be a daunting part of your day.
Below we’ve gathered a few tips to help take the headache out of daycare weekly menu planning.