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    All children enrolled in our Universal Pre-K Program are served two daily meals (breakfast and lunch) as well as one evening snack. The meal program is designed to emphasize good nutrition, healthy lifestyles, and learning about food origins. Children are encouraged by the classroom staff to try a variety of new foods, as well as customary foods prepared in new ways.

    Menus are posted to the MCS website and sent home with children as well. Menus can also be found on the MCS app.  All meals are served in a family style setting to allow modeling of good eating habits. Children are taught how to serve their own food (i.e., open milk, etc.) with minimal adult assistance. Children are encouraged to learn about where foods come from and what certain foods do to help our bodies grow. Family style meals are a great way to learn manners, patience, and increase communication!
    We ask parents to refrain from sending in packed lunches for children. Your child will quickly begin to enjoy trying new foods while engaged in family style meals. You will see your child start making more nutritious choices while avoiding processed and sugary foods. The fact that all children have the same meal also will help your child’s friends to be healthy as well. Meals are provided at no cost for families through the Community Eligibility Provision. 
    If you have any questions or would like to provide the program feedback, please contact us:
    Perry Blankenship,  McDowell County Schools Child Nutrition Director  perry.blankenship@k12.wv.us  304-436-8441 Ext 240