Our Nutritious Meal Policy

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Nutritious Meals & Snacks

We serve nutritious meals and snacks family-style. As part of our whole-child approach to learning, we encourage our students to participate in serving the meals and snacks.

Parents are always welcome to join us for lunch. All we ask is that you call ahead to let us know you will be joining us. 

We post the menu near the front entrance of the school. Typically, we rotate our menu every two weeks to provide a balanced and varied diet for our students.

On occasion, we may replace the daily meals with holiday-themed foods. We will note any changes on the menu posted in the front entrance. 

CACFP Standards are Followed for Meals & Snacks

We serve all meals with water unless a different beverage is specified in the menu. The cereals we serve are Multi-Grain/Honey Nut/Whole-Grain Cheerios, Kix, Corn/Rice/Wheat Chex, or Life Cereal. On occasion, we will serve Cocoa Puffs, Lucky Charms, Captain Crunch, or Fruit Loops. These cereals may also be substituted with a generic equivalent. 

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At Precious Moments Montessori Preschool, we serve 2 snacks and a healthy lunch to all students

We strive to serve all of the following 5 food groups for lunch

  • 6 oz of 1% milk
  • 1 1/2 oz. of protein – this may be meat or an alternative. (Ex. Yogurt, nuts, seeds)
  • 1/4 cup of vegetables 
  • 1/4 cup of fruit
  • 1/2 serving of a bread/grain product or 1 slice

Food Allergies

We will always endeavor to ensure any child with a food allergy is not exposed to his or her allergen. In your child’s enrollment packet, there are places to list any food allergies that your child may have. We ask that you list these in detail, as well as any other conditions or preferences regarding food so our staff can act accordingly. 

For special requests and cultural arrangements, we accommodate these situation by serving the child food brought by their parent (i:e: soy milk, almond butter, etc.) Please include written instructions for holding, refrigerating, and serving the food.

Contact Us

Contact Info

Phone:  (319) 363-2757

Email: hello@preciousmomentsmontessori.com

Stop By: 2957 Center Point Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Let's Get Social

Precious Moments Montessori Preschool is open from 7am – 5:30pm, Monday through Friday. We accept students aged 2 yrs – 17 yrs. We do not follow the same schedule as the Cedar Rapids school districts in regard to teacher down days, half-days, holidays, or poor weather days. If you have questions about whether we are open, please give us a call! 

Call Us: (319) 363-2757