Health & Nutrition

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 schedule and 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 who attend Head Start are served free, healthy, nutritious meals prepared by trained kitchen staff. Menus are created with the support of local WIC partners, Policy Council members and Head Start of Yamhill County nutrition staff. In the classroom, children learn about the role food plays in their health. Information on meal planning, shopping, and budgeting for food costs is made available to families.

2020-2021 Immunization Rates


In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: Filing a Program Complaint as a USDA Customer webpage, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 Complaint form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.



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