USDA Resources For Child Care Staff and Parents
- Building Blocks for Fun and Healthy Meals - A Menu Planner for the Child and Adult Care Food Program - Established from USDA's Team Nutrition
What's on your plate? Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl. USDA's MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet.
USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
- Feeding Infants: A Guide for Use in the Child Nutrition Programs - Please Note: Under CACFP Policy, yogurt may not be credited for infants under 12 months of age. See Replacement Page 53 (PDF, 1.01MB, 1pg.)
- Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Core Nutrition Messages
USDA - Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), provides nutrition messages designed to deliver consistent and accurate information to help develop healthy eating patterns in young children.
- LET'S MOVE Child Care
As a child care provider, you have the powerful opportunity to instill healthy choices that could help prevent childhood obesity from the start. Join Let's Move Child Care today, and give your kids a healthier future.
- Mealtime Memos For Child Care (available in English and Spanish) - National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI)
- Recipes for Healthy Kids: Cookbook for Child Care Centers and Schools. (Recipes for 25, 50 and 100 servings).
- Recipes for Healthy Kids: Cookbook for Homes (Recipes for 6 servings).
- USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) - Team Nutrition's Resource Library for Child Care Facilities, Educators and Parents.
A comprehensive listing of all the resources available through Team Nutrition to schools and child care facilities that participate in the Federal Child Nutrition Programs.
- USDA Recipes for Child Care (Recipes yield 25 and 50 servings).