Healthy Habits

Our menus include a variety of nutritious and child-friendly meals. Bright Start Academy provides a healthy breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack each day. Our family-style mealtime routines promote social skills, such as table manners and conversation. We encourage healthy habits, such as trying new foods, associate healthy meals with positive feelings, and promote confidence and independence through self-help skills. Substitutions from the posted menu may occasionally be necessary, and if so, we will maintain the nutritional content of the meal and inform you of what was served.

MOve Smart Partnership

Some Bright Start Academy locations have partnered with the Missouri Child and Adult Care Food Program to be a certified MOve Smart location. MOve Smart is a program that provides a set of physical activity standards for our centers to follow that go above and beyond basic licensing requirements. These standards help children reach their full potential in physical growth and health.