Nutrition was one of the founding principles of Head Start and at Plaza de la Raza we continue to provide this fundamental service of providing children nutritious meals.  The primary goal of the nutrition services team is to ensure that Head Start children attain and maintain the best possible nutritional status. To accomplish this, children's nutrition statuses are assessed and any concerns are addressed through nutrition intervention and appropriate referrals.

The nutrition services team encourages a healthy emotional and physical environment in which food is served by offering a feeding experience that supports eating as an opportunity for learning.

Our daily food experiences promote physical, social, and emotional growth all while recognizing individual differences and cultural patterns of the children and families served.

Our team is committed in providing quality nutrition services to the children of Plaza de la Raza in order to support their overall success.


Plaza de la Raza works off of a nutritionally balanced menu which is approved by a Registered Dietitian. The meals include breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack. We prepare our own meals in kitchens that are also operated by Plaza de la Raza.

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USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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 or for additional information, please refer to the links below.

Nondiscrimination Statement-English

Nondiscrimination Statement-Spanish

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