Head Start not only emphasizes the importance of early identification of health problems through physical and dental exams, but also works with families to learn more about health maintenance. Staff work with parents to establish a "medical and dental home" for their family and encourage parents to accompany their children to medical, dental, and immunization appointments. Children also receive vision and hearing screenings.
Our program receives Federal cash assistance to serve healthy meals to your children. Meals served at all Head Start of Yamhill County centers must meet nutrition requirements established by USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program.
Children in Head Start are served free, healthy, nutritious meals prepared onsite. A dietitian helps parents identify and provide for individual nutritional needs. In the classroom, children learn about the role food plays in their health. They also learn to prepare healthy food. Parents are encouraged to come to class to participate in family style, well-balanced meals with their child. Information on meal planning, shopping, and budgeting for food costs is made available to families.
Thanks to a partnership with Yamhill Community Care Organization, in the 2014-2015 school year, Head Start was able to offer cooking classes to enrolled families. Families were given instruction in how to create easy, healthy meals and were given brand new crock pots to take home!
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