– 1/3 of children and adolescents in the U.S are obese due to poor Nutrition and Wellness.

– 60% of children across the United States spend 8-10 hours daily in programs and many without access to healthy food.

– There is no united policy for Early Learning programs to follow governing the activities and nutrition of children, promoting healthy lifestyle.


– Shaping food selections and eating habits of young children in Early Learning environments by supplying made-from-scratch meals to Early Learning programs.

– Connecting the Early Child Care community in wellness-related activities through a mentorship program that offers training hours related to nutrition and wellness of young children.


5 Loaves Food Company was started in a very personal way. CEO Ms. Whitaker’s love and compassion for children over her 10 years of experience in various early education teaching environments went far beyond daily activities. She took a special interest in supporting the entire child, teaching healthy habits and integrating good meals into the lives of young children ages 1- 12 years.
In 2016 after competing in a local Social Enterprise Pitch competition run by Assets and Lancaster Community Foundation, Ms. Whitaker founded 5 Loaves Food Company, LLC with the vision to impact the lives of all children by supplying programs with fresh meals daily.


  • We utilize the United States Department of Agriculture suggested food guide, My Plate, that suggests children be served fruits, veggies, protein, and grains.


  • We partner with local non-profit organizations and educate students, early learning communities, and parents, on the importance of preventing children from experiencing health-related problems due to poor eating habits and unhealthy food consumption.
  • We change our menus to expand your children’s palates and overall food experience.


  • We make your program’s food prep convenient, children healthier and community more sustainable!

Sound like a good fit for your day care center?