Kid Eating Meal

Monthly Food Menus

Click on the links below to check out the delicious foods that are on the menu for this month. 

Montana Harvest of the Month

Ravalli Head Start is participating in Montana Harvest of the Month!!

Each month, our preschool along with other participating centers, K-12 schools, and healthcare facilitates throughout Montana will showcase one locally or Montana grown or raised food by

a) serving it in a meal or snack,

b) offering taste tests to children, and

c) doing educational activities.

The two primary goals for this program are to expose students to new, healthy foods and to support Montana’s farmers and ranchers.

December Food of the Month


This month’s Harvest of the Month is lentils! Montana is the top producer of lentils in the United States, producing almost 40% of the lentils grown nationwide!

Could you guess that the lentil was one of the first crops cultivated by humans? Today, Montana is the top producer of lentils in the United States, producing nearly 40% of the lentils grown in the United States on 140,000 acres. Lentils are available in many varieties such as red, French Green, and Black Beluga® so you can eat a lentil rainbow! Like other legumes, lentils add nitrogen to the soil, improving soil health. This makes them a good rotational crop with wheat and other grains.  

These little gems are healthy for human bodies too! They are an excellent source of fiber and a good source of potassium, protein, iron, and vitamin B6. Gram for gram, lentils provide more potassium than bananas, more iron than ground beef, and have more antioxidants than blueberries! Lentils are very versatile and can be added to soups, salads, wraps, and even baked goods as a puree.  


Check out MontanaFarmtoSchool for more fun facts.




Feeding the Toddler

Missoula Menu


Hamilton Menu

Toddler eating
Eating Pasta

North Valley Menu


Milk is served with breakfast and lunch daily

(whole milk for 1-2 year olds, 1% milk for 2-3 year olds, skim milk for 3-5 year olds)

WG= Whole-grain or whole-grain rich

Water is served on demand throughout the day

Menu is subject to change without notice.

Ravalli Head Start, Inc. and USDA are an equal opportunity provider and employer.