About NíaCentral Catering
NíaCentral Catering is new catering company serving childcare centers and schools in the District of Columbia. Created at CentroNía, a distinguished non-profit with over 30 years of experience in early childhood education, NíaCentral Catering now caters the same food that it has been serving CentroNía’s children for over a decade.
NíaCentral Catering was established to ensure that more young children have access to fresh, tasty and nourishing meals. We believe that children have the right to access foods that will enhance their development and help them to establish lifelong healthy habits.
What We Do
At NíaCentral, we prepare homemade meals daily and distribute them to our clients across the District of Columbia. Our meals are prepared using our three guiding principles:
- Fresh – We use fresh produce and source locally, whenever possible. Our priority is to ensure that our meals preserve a greater content of nutrients and taste great!
- Nourishing – We ensure that our recipes comply and exceed Federal and State regulations for child nutrition programs. We also expose children to a variety of foods to ensure that they receive a wide range of nutrients and that they develop a taste for fresh and nutritious food.
- Tasty – We expose children to new foods in order to develop livelong healthy habits. We also strive to make our meals simple and tasty, and promote the implementation of family-style dinning.
We offer breakfast, lunch, snack, and supper options. Our meals comply with the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the School Breakfast Program (SBP), as well as the District of Columbia’s Healthy Schools Act (HSA) and the Healthy Tots Act (HTA). We also have options to accommodate the needs of children with food allergies and vegetarian diets.
Did you know?
In 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama launched her campaign Let’s Move! Child Care at CentroNía. With the launch of her campaign, she recognized CentroNía’s Food and Wellness program as a national wellness leader for early learners.
If you want to learn more about our services, please contact us via email using the link below or by phone at (202) 798-6502.