Meal Service

Family Style Meals

DDC participates in the Federal USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and provides nutritious breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks for children enrolled during those hours. Morning snacks are eaten in individual classrooms and include a variety of different crackers or special healthy snacks provided by families, which DDC supplements with milk. Children will be exposed to a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, meat and vegetarian main courses, dairy products and locally produced milk from Kalispell Kreamery. Food served is made from real, whole foods – buying local when possible.

Meals are served Family Style, with staff sitting at each table to facilitate passing of food, pouring of milk, and filling of plates. Family Style meal service allows staff to assist children in learning these skills, as well as learning and practicing good table manners, conversation strategies, and healthy eating habits.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture 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 (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in an program or activity conducted of funded by USDA.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., Washington D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider. (Statement updated May 2023.)