JOPLIN, MO.--- The Lafayette House held a ribbon-cutting and announcement to celebrate it's designation as an "Eat Smart" child care facility. Eat Smart guidelines challenge child care facilities to improve their meal services. These improvements include more whole grains, fruits and vegetables, less processed foods, lower fat milk, fewer sweets, and more food variety. Lafayette House incorporates fresh foods and proteins into their children's menus.
"We started the process a year ago and we wanted to give children healthy choices in the food that they were eating. So, hopefully they will take it on with them for the rest of their lives," said Suzanne Simek, Child Care Director.
The Lafayette House is a nonprofit organization serving women, children, and families experiencing problems related to domestic violence, sexual assault, substance abuse, and child abuse.
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