BrainBites® Nutrition Program

Ivy Kids is committed to good nutrition – an essential part
of early childhood development.

Research shows that poor nutrition due to an unbalanced diet can hamper brain development, negatively impacting information processing, language skills, and behavioral development in children. Ivy Kids BrainBites Nutrition program is our commitment to doing our part to combat these negative effects of poor nutrition. We only serve fresh or flash frozen fruit, vegetables, meats and whole grains at Ivy Kids to ensure each child is receiving the best nutrition possible while in our care.

Our nutrition program commitment to all
Ivy Kids students:

  • Enjoy delicious lunches and snacks that are based on a careful selection of
    recipes that focus on supporting brain development and healthy eating habits.
  • All meals are prepared fresh daily with whole grains, lean proteins, fresh fruits,
    and vegetables.
  • We eliminate as many processed foods as possible.
  • We teach good eating habits at a young age by serving a variety of foods
    intended to expand children’s palates.
  • Our healthy meals BrainBites™ program is at no additional cost to families.
  • All meals are lovingly made by each chef just as parents would at home.
  • We cater to most food allergies, dietary restrictions, and preferences.
  • Our meals contain no food dyes and are prepared in a nut-free kitchen.

BrainBites Testimonials

There are four key areas Ivy Kids focuses on with the BrainBites program.

01 Serve fresh fruit.

No canned or packaged fruit is found at our schools because they usually have
more sugar and less vitamin C.

02 Use quality vegetables.

We only use fresh or flash-frozen vegetables; none are canned. Canned vegetables
tend to contain 50 percent less protein and 12 percent more sodium.

03 No pre-formed or pre-cooked meats.

The meats we serve our students are only fresh: no pre-seasoning and no sticks.
We only use lean beef, turkey, and chicken.

04 Whole grains not refined grains.

We have minimums for all meals, but especially with our grains. Whole grains are
rich in antioxidants, B vitamins, healthy fats and fiber. These nutrients are essential
for brain development. Refined grains such white bread or white tortillas lack
many of these nutrients.

Check out some of Ivy Kids Meals - Try our tasty recipes at home!

Lemon Chicken & Broccoli

Beef Fajitas

Penne with Broccoli & Navy Beans

Couscous Salad

Veggie Chili

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