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Meal information:
Meals are mostly fresh produce and if needed to be cooked they are low temps and slow cooked to preserve as much nutrients as possible.
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If not fresh produce then frozen and if not frozen then canned.  My daycare parents helped me develop this menu.  It is so awesome to see the little ones eating and loving their veggis!  
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While the children are young they can develop a taste for veggis with this menu.  There is also careful work around allergies and special diets.
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Children will often hold a fork or spoon while eating with the other hand.  This is just fine because they are developing the muscle coordination while holding it.
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An adult always sits at the table with the children and models eating, pouring, drinking and manners.  Foods offered are usually easy to eat with fingers and or utensils.
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high chairs are not usually used except when a child needs to be fed separately a booster chair comes in handy.  Otherwise, as soon as they can sit they use the table and chair set.   

When interest is shown children are taught how to set a table and serve.  This is good for O.C.C.I. Mentioned in the practical life paper.
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To my surprise bussing is most natural to the children.  After they have seen all the process and order, it just makes since to buss your own service.  We are just taking it another step, emptying food scraps in one tub and place dishes in another.  However, the children did start without me on bringing your service back to the original tray to be taken away.
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