ECDC provides an optional healthy breakfast consisting of a variety of breakfast items, including oatmeal, waffles, yogurt, cold cereal, fruit, and toast. ECDC serves breakfast between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.


ECDC provides a healthy morning snack at approximately 10:00am and in the afternoon snack is served at approximately 3:00pm. Water is served for snack along with a wide variety of crackers, bread, fresh fruit and vegetables (many organic), and cheese. Milk is served occasionally for afternoon snack.


The ECDC food program is licensed by the State of Indiana and is catered by the University of Notre Dame Food Service Program. Each lunch consists of a main dish, salad, vegetable, bread and butter, and a piece of fresh fruit (apple, oranges, bananas, or pears). Multicultural lunch entrees, such as Chicken Stir Fry, Beef Tacos, Sweet and Sour Chicken, and Chicken Fajitas, are served at least once per week.

  • Vegetarian Entrée  Due to the number of children eating vegetarian lunches, ECDC offers a vegetarian entrée each day (e.g., garden chicken grill patty, homemade baked vegetarian manicotti, vegetarian sloppy joe, etc.). If you would like your child to eat the vegetarian entree, please indicate such on your child’s General Information form. A child will receive the vegetarian entrée until a parent informs ECDC otherwise.