As part of the Federal nutrition program, Sandcastle meets the child's nutritional needs for the part of the day which the child spends in the center by providing breakfast (8:30), lunch (11:30), and an afternoon snack (3:00). Menus are posted in each building by the sign-in table.

Sandcastle participates in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) through the State of Minnesota Department of Education, Food and Nutrition Services.  Sandcastle is operated in accordance with U.S. Department of Agriculture.  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 with discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age 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 complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter 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

2.    fax:     (202) 690-7442

3.    email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Infants - Sandcastle will supply Nestle Good Start® formula. Parents choosing to provide a different type of formula will supply daily formula in capped bottles labeled with the child's first and last name. Infants will be fed on individual schedules. The program provides baby food, including fortified cereals, fruits, and vegetables containing no sugar, salt or preservatives, whole milk, and juices. Semisolid and solid foods are provided by the program and will be introduced to infants after consultation with the parents.

Infants (over the age of 12 months) and Toddlers (up to 2 years old) are given Vitamin D whole milk. Preschool children (over 2 years old) are given 1% milk.

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