CentroNía’s Food and Wellness team cooks nutritious meals, educates adults and children to adopt the healthy lifestyles necessary for academic and social success, advocates for better food policies, and embeds its holistic model within communities.
Adults, especially teachers and parents, play an essential role in helping young children develop lifelong habits that promote health and wellness. With that in mind, CentroNía created the Roots education program to engage and educate parents and early childhood educators about the importance of developing healthy behaviors early in life.
CentroNía’s Food and Wellness Roots initiative offers educators and parents the tools to cultivate healthy habits during early childhood through nutrition education within the classroom and with families and by offering fresh produce through subsidized community-supported agriculture and market vouchers program.
Whether at a childcare center, as an entire community, or as a nation, creating a culture of healthy living is essential to the success of children and families. CentroNía advocates for improved access to healthy foods and nutrition education for early childhood programs when local and national policies are introduced and/or challenged.Learn More
CentroNia’s Food & Wellness department prepares fresh, tasty and nourishing meals. Menus follow USDA regulations and Healthy Tots Act guidelines to include a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins from local products when possible. Menus are rich in fiber and low in fat, sugar and sodium.
NiaCentral, a social enterprise subsidiary of CentroNia, was created in 2016 to provide catering services to early childhood education centers and schools throughout the region.
New recipes are updated monthly!
This recipe features a healthy whole-grain: barley! This recipe makes enough to feed four people.Read More
Trying to stay warm the last few weeks of winter? Check out this tasty, healthy, and warm recipe.Read More
Originating from the Middle East, this simple snack has been enjoyed for thousands of years. Hummus only requires a few ingredients and can be made in about 15 minutes.Read More
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