Food Program

BCC has participated in the federally funded Child Care Food Program (CCFP) since 1979. The meals we provide follow the requirements of the CCFP. Each day breakfast is served from 8:30-9:00 AM and consists of fruit, 1% milk and a nutritious grain component. Lunch, served promptly at Noon, includes lean protein, a grain, fruit, vegetable and 1% milk. Afternoon snack, served after 3:00 PM, includes two components: usually a fruit or vegetable and a grain. 80% of the fruits and vegetables we serve are fresh rather than canned or frozen. Juice, served once a week for PM snack, is 100% fruit juice.

At mealtimes, 5 or 6 children sit at a lunch table, serve themselves, practice table manners and participate in conversations with their friends and teachers—an ideal opportunity for learning social skills.

Consistent good nutrition, day after day, is the foundation for a thriving childhood. Children need three, well-planned meals and two snacks per day. It is in their best interest to minimize soft drinks and foods that are high in salt, fat and sugar. Of course, lots of outside play and physical activity pave the road for a healthy lifestyle.


Nondiscrimination Statement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

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