The University of Texas Child Care Center locations on campus provide breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack daily to children. At the UT Capitol Complex location morning and afternoon snack are provided along with milk at lunch. At the Capitol Complex location parents pack their child a lunch each day. A light late afternoon snack is also served for children who are here until late in the day. The centers will provide baby food, rice cereal and formula for children under one year as appropriate or parents may bring infant food. Parents may bring in breast milk for their children. A place is available onsite for nursing mothers and cold storage is available for breast milk.
Menus for children are carefully planned in accordance with nutritional value and appeal to children. The center participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, and follows their guidelines for food service. These guidelines are posted on the USDA Web site for parents to read.
Please inform program staff of any food allergies; bring a doctor’s statement to document the allergy. Parents are responsible for bringing a substitute for the food item. The center will provide soy or rice milk substitutes as needed for milk allergies. Parents may provide substitutes for religious reasons or vegetarian diet. Do not send food for your child to the center unless it is a special occasion such as a picnic or party. All of the children eat better when they are served the same meals and snacks.
Low-sugar snacks and treats are encouraged for holiday/birthday parties. Please do not send candy to the center.