Dining at Strawberry Patch

Any person handling food at Strawberry Patch has a valid King County food handler's license. Prior to food preparation, food preparers wash hands with soap and warm water and dry hands with disposable towels. All fruits and vegetables are washed thoroughly, cutting boards and all utensils, dishes and cookware are cleaned and sanitized after each use.


You may bring food until 8:30 A.M. Please bring items that are easy to clean up and that your child can eat without assistance. After this time, we are cleaning up and preparing projects for dayschool.


Strawberry Patch serves a lunch every day consisting of healthy foods such as whole grain pastas, bread, fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy products like milk, yogurt and cheese. We serve our lunches family style, with the teacher serving and sharing lunch with them. We encourage the kids to try new foods and to make healthy choices.


We use snack time to teach children good nutrition, emphasizing fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. It's also a good time to introduce new and unfamiliar foods to them. Our policy is that they don't have to eat anything they don't like, but we encourage them to give new foods a try.


For infants, we will store breast milk in the refrigerator in appropriate containers, no more than two days. If the milk is stored, a label with the date will be placed on the container. If the infant is using formula, it will be mixed, stored and refrigerated according to parent's instructions or the instructions on the formula provided. The infant's feeding schedule, once established, will be discussed with the parents and followed by the provider. Any feeding problems or issues will be immediately brought to the attention of the parents and solutions discussed. All containers will be washed and sanitized.

Last updated: October 24, 2017