Our Nutrition Staff keeps the kitchen organized, innovative, and full of high-quality, healthy meals for the children of Explorers Academy. They consult with a Registered Dietitian before creating each menu. Our kitchens will work to accommodate food allergies. Please talk with your Family Advocate during enrollment if your child has a known food allergy with documentation from a doctor. If your child develops an allergy during the year, your Family Advocate can work with you to get your child’s meals adjusted to accommodate the allergy.
Our Nutrition Program encourages parents to eat with their child at breakfast and lunch. We also invite parents to monthly nutrition activities within the classroom. Engaging parents in the classroom provides support for teachers and models healthy eating for our students.
Cooking Classes & Special Events
Twice each year, we offer 8-week cooking classes which are open to Explorers Academy families. These cooking classes provide the tools to create healthy, well-balanced meals at home. We also host “Culture Weeks”, during which food is served to reflect the traditions of various cultures. In 2015-2016 we celebrated Native American, Hispanic, Polynesian & Hawaiian, and Chinese cultures.
Our entire Nutrition Program meets the Montana Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) standards. Our number one priority is the students of Explorers Academy, and we welcome suggestions and participation from our parents and our community.
Have a request? Contact our Nutrition Director, Kathy Huck at 406-245-7233 ext. 208.
“And Justice for All…”
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027)
found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.
Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
- Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
- Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
- Email: [email protected]
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.