University Dining Service (UDS) provides HRG-UCLCC with nutritionally balanced meals and snacks along with delivery.  HRG-UCLCC is a participant in the USDA Child Care Food program.
·        Lunch is provided between 11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. during the academic year.  Morning breakfast is provided at approximately 9:30 a.m. and afternoon snack at approximately 3:00 p.m.  Meals are served family style with staff seated at the tables with the children
          If a family has special requests, such as vegetarian or organic meals, the child is welcome to bring his/her own meal from home. Please talk to the director if you have special dietary needs
        During January, May, and August interim parents must provide cold lunches labeled with their child’s name as well as a drink. Milk will be provided for breakfast and snacks by the center.  During the summer, the menu may include produce from the children’s garden and/or from other locally grown foods
Please note: During the interim sessions children are required to bring a cold lunch. Please place your child’s lunch in the appropriate refrigerator. The lunch boxes are taken home at the end of each day. Parents are encouraged to provide healthy, well-balanced meals.  Children are encouraged to try new foods but will not be forced to eat. The withholding of food will not be used as a method of discipline. DPI has a website that includes links to nutritional information at: We encourage you to look over these guidelines and take them into consideration when planning your child’s cold lunches for required days.     


You must report food allergies on a "health history form." We post your child's health history form and our snack plans in the kitchen area.