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    2008 Mealtime Memo

    2008-08 Teaching Children About the Food Groups: Fruits

    Nutrition education activities on the fruit food group. Recipe: Cherry Crisp B-10. A week's menus for all 3 reimbursable meals. Updated 2012.

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    2008 Mealtime Memo

    2008-11: Teaching Children about the Food Groups: Milk and Milk Products

    Milk and milk products are featured in this issue. Activities include a Cheese Tasting Party and making fruit smoothies with the children. Recipes - Strawberry Banana Smoothie and Broccoli Cheese Soup H-05

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    2008 Mealtime Memo - Spanish

    2008-7: Plantar una huerta de interior

    Plantar una huerta de interior. Hableles a los ninos sobre las hierbas que plantaron. Imaginemos que somos una semilla. Tacos de Carne de Res o Cerdo-D24. Menues para el desayuno y el almueroz y meriendas

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    2008 Mealtime Memo - Spanish

    2008-8: Ensenar a los ninos sobre los grupos de alimentos: las frutas

    Actividad: Bolsa de sorpresas. Actividad: Busqueda de la fruta perdida. ponga en practica estas ideas creativas para servir fruta a los ninos. Crujiente de cerezas b-10. Menues para el desayuno y el almuerzo y meriendas

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    2008 Mealtime Memo - Spanish

    2008-10: Ensenar a lost ninos sobre los grupos de alimentos: la carne y sus equivalentes

    Ensene a los ninos a identificar la carne y sus equivalentes. Consejos para controlar el costo de la comida. Receta: Salsa de Mantequilla de Cacahuate. Preparese para la actividad. Dirija la actividad

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    2008 Mealtime Memo - Spanish

    2008-11: Ensenar a los ninos sobre los grupos de alimentos: la leche y los derivados de la leche

    Actividad: Cata de quesos. Preparese para la actividad. Dirija la actividad. Actividad: Licuado de banana y frutillas. Licuado de Banana y Frutillas. Pruebe esta nueva receta. Sopa de Queso y Broculi H-05

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    2009 Mealtime Memo

    2009-02: Production Records: A Tool to Use

    Production Records are featured with a step-by-step guide on how to fill them out. A week's worth of breakfast, lunch and snack menus are included. Revised September 2013.

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    2009 Mealtime Memo

    2009-03: Using Cycle Menus to Control Food Costs

    Learn the advantages of cycle menus in child care. Recipe for Corn Chowder H-03. A week's worth of breakfast, lunch and snack menus. Revised September 2013.

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    2009 Mealtime Memo

    2009-04: How Does Your Garden Grow?

    Learn tips from the experts on successful gardening with young children. Activities and a list of books about gardening are included. Eat your garden harvest with the recipe for Dip for Fresh Vegetables E-15

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    2009 Mealtime Memo

    2009-05: How to Use Mealtime Memos for Training

    Learn how Mealtime Memo can be a valuable training resource for child care programs. Recipe for Macaroni and Ham Salad E10A. Revised September 2013.

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    2009 Mealtime Memo

    2009-06: Timesaving Tips for Mealtime

    Learn tips such as: Cook Once, Serve Twice, Keep Recipe Amounts in Reserve, and Put Convenience Foods to Work. A week's worth of breakfast, lunch, and snack menus.

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    2009 Mealtime Memo

    2009-07: Emergency Preparedness

    This issue focuses on being ready to deal with the unexpected. Steps to write an emergency preparedness plan. Write a contact list. Planning emergency menus. Includes sample emergency menus for breakfast,

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    2009 Mealtime Memo

    2009-08: USDA’s Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs

    This issue of Mealtime Memo focuses on using the Fruit and Vegetable section of the Food Buying Guide.

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    2009 Mealtime Memo

    2009-09: Cooking with Children: Little Red Hen Bread

    Learn to integrate cooking activities with the children's story, The Little Red Hen. Recipe for Oven-Baked Whole Wheat Pancakes-A-06A. A week's worth of breakfast, lunch, and snack menus. Updated 2012

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    2009 Mealtime Memo

    2009-10: How to Follow a Picture Recipe

    Children will learn to follow a picture recipe. Along with food preparation, they will learn math, food safety, sequencing, and pre-reading skills. A week's worth of breakfast, lunch and snack menus.

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    2009 Mealtime Memo

    2009-11: Helping Children Develop Healthy Eating Habits

    This issue features healthy eating tips for parents and ways to get children involved with food. Also included are a list of children's books about food and eating. Recipe for Tiny Meat Loaves D-04C and

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    2009 Mealtime Memo

    2009-12: Special Diets - Where Do We Start?

    Learn about special diet requests, food allergies, and food texture modification. Try the Pumpkin Pudding B-07 recipe from USDA Recipes for Child Care.

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    2009 Mealtime Memo - Spanish

    2009-01: Comidas memorables: que se necesita para lograrlo

    Crear el ambiente propicio para la hora de comer. Definir el marco para que la hora de comer sea un momento fabuloso. La manera de servir la comida influye en lo que los ninos quieren comer.Consejos para

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    2009 Mealtime Memo - Spanish

    2009-02: Registros de produccion: Una herramienta para usar

    Menues para el desayuno y el almuerzo/miercoles y meriendas. Registro de produccion de muestra para un centro CACFP que sirve a ninos de 3 a 5 anos.

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    2009 Mealtime Memo - Spanish

    2009-03: Uso de ciclos de menues para controlar los costos de los alimentos

    Usar ciclos de menues para el cuidado infantil tiene muchas ventajas. Pruebe con esta deliciosa receta de Guiso de Maiz H-03. Menues para el desayuno y el almuerzo y meriendas

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    2009 Mealtime Memo - Spanish

    2009-04: Como cultivar una huerta

    Consejos de los expertos sobre actividades de jardineria exitosas con ninos pequenos. Salsa para Verduras Frescas E-15.

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    2009 Mealtime Memo - Spanish

    2009-05: Como usar los Mealtime Memos para capacitacion

    Uso de los Mealtime Memos en capcitacion sobre cuidado infantil. Receta para probar Ensalada de Macarrones y Jamon E-10A.

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    2009 Mealtime Memo - Spanish

    2009-06: Conseuos para ahorrar tiempo a la hora de comer

    Cocine una vez, sirva dos. Reserve las cantidades de las recetas. Aproveche los alimentos procesados. Menues para el desayuno, el almuerzo, y meriendas.

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    2009 Mealtime Memo - Spanish

    2009-07: Preparación para emergencias

    Estar preparados para una emergencia significa estar listos, en todo momento, para enfrentar una situación inesperada y, al mismo tiempo, mantener la seguridad de los niños. Escrito un plan de preparación para Emergencias

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    2009 Mealtime Memo - Spanish

    2009-08: Guía de Compra de Alimentos para Programas de Nutrición Infantil del USDA

    Esta edición de Mealtime Memo se centra en el uso de la sección de Frutas y Verduras de la Guía de Compra de Alimentos (Food Buying Guide).

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    2009 Mealtime Memo - Spanish

    2009-09: Cocinar con los niños: el pan de la gallinita roja

    Los cuentos infantiles brindan una infinidad de recursos para enseñarles a los niños de dónde vienen los alimentos, explicarles qué alimentos son buenos para comer y transmitirles cómo preparar esos alimentos buenos

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    2009 Mealtime Memo - Spanish

    2009-10: Cómo seguir una receta ilustrada

    Cree una receta ilustrada para ensaladas de frutas individuales y deje que los niños sigan la receta. Menúes para el desayuno y el almuerzo y meriendas.

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    2009 Mealtime Memo - Spanish

    2009-11: Ayudar a los niños a desarrollar hábitos

    Consejos sobre hábitos de alimentación saludables para padres. ¡Despierte el interés de los niños por los alimentos! Panes de Carne Pequeños D-04C. Menúes para el desayuno y el almuerzo y meriendas.

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    2009 Mealtime Memo - Spanish

    2009-12: Dietas especiales: ¿por dónde empezamos?

    Pedidos de dietas especiales. Síntomas comunes asociados con alergias a los alimentos. Modificación de textura. Budín de Calabaza B-07.

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    2010 Mealtime Memo

    2010-01: Nutrition and Cognitive Development

    Learn how research has identified the importance of nutrition in learning. Recipe for chicken Burrito D-30. A week's worth of breakfast, lunch, and snack menus. Published 2010.

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    2010 Mealtime Memo

    2010-02: Feeding Young Children in Group Settings

    Since mealtime is an important time to develop social skills, children can learn many life skills in a family style meal service. Recipe for Beef-Turkey Loaf is featured along with a week's worth of breakfast,

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    2010 Mealtime Memo

    2010-03: Accommodating Vegetarian Diets

    Learn how minor adjustments to recipes and menus can still meet vegetarian children's nutritional needs. Try the recipe for Egg Salad Sandwich F-10 and use a week's worth of breakfast, lunch, and snack menus in your program

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    2010 Mealtime Memo

    2010-04: Gardening with Children

    Gardening with young children is a fun way to teach them where the food they eat comes from. Young children are often more interested in eating fresh vegetables when they've helped grow them. Learn about

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    2010 Mealtime Memo

    2010-05: Plenty of Local Produce

    Learn how local produce is a terrific choice for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) meals. Try the recipe for Broccoli Quiche D-80. Use the weeks' worth of breakfast, lunch, and snack menus. Published 2010

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    2010 Mealtime Memo

    2010-06: Developing Healthy Eating Habits with MyPlate for Preschoolers

    MyPlate for Preschoolers. Cheese Sauce C-07A. Week's worth of breakfast, lunch, and snack menus. Revised September 2013.

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    2010 Mealtime Memo

    2010-07: Snacks as Mini-Meals

    Snacks that emphasize whole grains, fruits, and vegetables help to meet children’s nutrient needs. Bean Dip G-02 and whole wheat pita wedges. A week’s worth of breakfast, lunch, and snack menus are included

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    2010 Mealtime Memo

    2010-08: Serving Safe Food in Child Care

    Overview of the four principles of food safety in the child care environment: Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill. Recipe for Taco Salad E-13. Use the weeks' worth of breakfast, lunch, and snack menus. Published 2010

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    2010 Mealtime Memo

    2010-09: Serving Quality Foods

    Serve fresh, tasty, and nutritious foods. Pasta Toss with Vegetables D-14 recipe. Breakfast, lunch, and snack menus for a week. Published 2010.

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    2010 Mealtime Memo

    2010-10: Fall Foods

    Explore harvest foods like pumpkins and sweet potatoes in this issue. Enjoy Baked Sweet Potatoes with Apples I-08. A weeks menus are included. Published 2010.

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    2010 Mealtime Memo

    2010-11: Get Going Green!

    Model green habits and involve children in earth-friendly lessons and activities. Includes a recipe for Baked Whole Wheat Doughnuts A-07 and a week’s menus. Published 2010.

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    2010 Mealtime Memo

    2010-12: Convenience or home cooked? Factors to consider.

    There are pros and cons to using convenience foods in Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) menus. Here is a brief look at some of them, aimed towards family day care home providers. Published 2010

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    2010 Mealtime Memo - Spanish

    2010-01: Nutrición y desarrollo cognitivo

    Muchos estudios de investigación han reconocido la importancia de la nutrición en el aprendizaje. Burrito de Pollo – D-30. Menúes para y el desayuno y el almuerzo y meriendas.

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    2010 Mealtime Memo - Spanish

    2010-02: Alimentar a los niños pequeños en grupos

    Pan de Carne de Res y Pavo D-04. Menúes para el desayuno y para el almuerzo y para meriendas. 2010

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    2010 Mealtime Memo - Spanish

    2010-03: Cómo incorporar dietas vegetarianas

    Muchas familias han adoptado un estilo de vida vegetariano. Si alguno de los niños de su centro es vegetariano, existen diferentes maneras de hacer pequeños ajustes a las recetas y los menúes, y aun así

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    2010 Mealtime Memo - Spanish

    2010-04: Actividades en la huerta con los niños

    Las actividades en la huerta son unamanera sencilla y divertida de que los niños aprendan sobre las frutas y las verduras. Los niños estarán más dispuestos a probar nuevas verduras si participan en las

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    2010 Mealtime Memo - Spanish

    2010-05: Muchísimas frutas y verduras de producción local

    Muchas verduras saben mejor si se consumen frescas de la huerta. Al ser recogidas cuando están en el punto máximo de sabor y calidad nutricional, las frutas y verduras de producción local son una opción

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    2010 Mealtime Memo - Spanish

    2010-07: Bocadillos como pequeñas comidas

    Los bocadillos que son ricos en granos integrales, frutas y verduras permiten satisfacer las necesidades de nutrientes de los más pequeños. Salsa de Garbanzos G-021. Menúes para el almuerzo, Menúes para

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    2010 Mealtime Memo - Spanish

    2010-08: Servir alimentos seguros en los centros de cuidado infantile

    Este Mealtime Memo analiza cuatro conceptos claves para mantener la seguridad de los alimentos en los centros de cuidado infantile: Limpiar, Separar, Cocinar, y Refrigerar. Receta Ensalada de Tacos E-13

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    2010 Mealtime Memo - Spanish

    2010-09: Servir alimentos de calidad

    Formas para garantizar la calidad. Revuelto de Pasta con Verduras D-14 Receta. Menúes para y el desayuno y el almuerzo y meriendas. 2010.

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    2010 Mealtime Memo - Spanish

    2010-10: Alimentos de otoño

    El otoño es la estación de las hojas coloridas, el clima más fresco y la cosecha de muchas frutas y verduras. Baked Sweet Potatoes and Apples I-08. Menúes para y el desayuno y el almuerzo y meriendas. 2010

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    2010 Mealtime Memo - Spanish

    2010-12: ¿Comida precocida o hecha en casa? Factores a tener en cuenta

    A continuación se describen algunas de las ventajas y desventajas para tener en cuenta en el uso de comidas precocidas en los menúes del Programa del Cuidado de la Alimentación para Niños y Adultos (Child

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    2011 Mealtime Memo

    January 2011: The Picky Eater

    This issue focuses on ways child care providers can deal with picky eaters to provide a pleasant mealtime and promote healthy eating.

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    2011 Mealtime Memo

    April 2011: Let’s Wash Our Hands

    Handwashing tips for child care.

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    2011 Mealtime Memo

    June 2011: Cool, Calm, and Prepared

    Suggestions to help you be prepared for emergency situations.

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    2011 Mealtime Memo

    July 2011: Connect with Local Nutrition Resources

    Tips and strategies for connecting with the local Nutrition Resources.

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    2011 Mealtime Memo

    August 2011: Celebration Ideas for Happy, Healthy Events

    Tips and strategies for healthy celebrations and events.

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    2011 Mealtime Memo

    September 2011: Early Dental Care is Essential

    Tips and strategies for early dental care.

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    2011 Mealtime Memo

    October 2011: How to Serve Food Based on CACFP Standards

    Using the CACFP Meal Patterns to serve nutritious and appealing foods in your child care operation.

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    2011 Mealtime Memo

    November 2011: Cost Effective Shopping for Child Care

    Cost effective shopping can help you save money in your facility.

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    2011 Mealtime Memo

    December 2011: What's the Food Message?

    Food messages and recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010.

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    2012 Mealtime Memo

    January 2012: Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

    An overview of the updates and requirements of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

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    2012 Mealtime Memo

    February 2012: Milk Nutrients

    Nutrients found in milk. Overview of regulations on serving milk on the CACFP.

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    2012 Mealtime Memo

    March 2012: All About Water

    An overview and activities to accommodate the water requirements of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

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    2012 Mealtime Memo

    April 2012: Let's Move! Child Care

    Let's Move! Child Care initiative was created by First Lady Michelle Obama, NACCRRA, and The Nemours Foundation to build a healthier future for young children. It has key nutrition and physical activity

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    2012 Mealtime Memo

    May 2012: Rainy Day Physical Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

    Tips and tools for incorporating indoor physical activities.

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    2012 Mealtime Memo

    July 2012: It's Farm Time

    It's Farm Time is a resource for child care providers interested in Farm to Child Care. This resource highlights methods for participating in Farm to Child Care, components of Farm to Child Care, steps

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    2012 Mealtime Memo

    November 2012: Healthy Environments for Young Children: Chemicals and Toxins

    Simple tips and strategies for creating a healthy environment for young children.

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    2013 Mealtime Memo

    January 2013: It's Mealtime Memo Time

    This resource provides an overview of the 2013 Mealtime Memos, highlighting the upcoming newsletter topics. This resource also displays the new format, including different subject areas, such as a nutrition

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    2013 Mealtime Memo

    February 2013: MyPlate for Preschoolers

    This resource provides an overview of MyPlate for Preschoolers and how providers can use the resource in their daily roles and responsibilities. This resource also displays the new format, including different

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    2013 Mealtime Memo

    March 2013: Serving a Variety of Fruits on a Budget

    This resource provides simple tips for adding a variety of fruits on a budget. This resource also includes a nutrition tip, a nutrition fact, a CACFP Rock Star, a fruit or vegetable of the month, and

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    2013 Mealtime Memo

    April 2013: Serving a Variety of Vegetables on a Budget

    This resource provides tips and strategies for purchasing and serving a variety of vegetables on a budget. It includes a nutrition tip, a nutrition fact, a CACFP Rock Star, a fruit or vegetable of the

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    2013 Mealtime Memo

    May 2013: Creating Safe and Supportive Environments for Breastfeeding Mothers

    This resource provides tips and strategies creating safe and supportive environments for breastfeeding mothers. In addition, it includes key steps for establishing a breastfeeding policy, designating

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    2013 Mealtime Memo

    June 2013: Food Allergies and Labels

    This resource defines food allergy and lists the 8 common allergens. In addition, this resource provides information for reading food labels for food allergens.

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    2013 Mealtime Memo

    July 2013: Developing a Wellness Plan in Child Care

    This resource outlines the basic steps for developing a wellness plan in child care programs.

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    2013 Mealtime Memo

    September 2013: Planning and Preparing: Basic Guide to Family Style Dining - Part 2

    This resource outlines the benefits of incorporating family style dining in child care programs.

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    2013 Mealtime Memo

    October 2013: Managing Food Allergies in Child Care

    This resource outlines the basic steps for developing a wellness plan in child care programs.

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    2013 Mealtime Memo

    November 2013: Lactose Intolerance - What Is It?

    This resource defines lactose intolerance and gives tips for managing food intolerances.

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    2013 Mealtime Memo

    December 2013: Complementary Foods: The Importance of Developmental Readiness

    This resource outlines the basics of developmental readiness and how it relates to starting complementary foods.

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    2014 Mealtime Memo

    April 2014: MyPlate Vegetable Subgroups

    April 2014 Mealtime Memo will provide you with information and understanding of what vegetables fall into which MyPlate subgroups as well as the benefits of including the MyPlate vegetables subgroup in the menu

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    2014 Mealtime Memo

    July 2014: Creating and Maintaining a Safe Mealtime Environment

    This resource outlines the importance of training and professional development for creating and maintaining a safe mealtime environment.

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    2014 Mealtime Memo

    September 2014: It's Time to Grocery Shop: Shopping the Safe Way

    This resource outlines methods for avoiding cross contamination while shopping at the grocery store. It provides key strategies for using a shopping cart, steps for ensuring the check-out process keeps

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    2014 Mealtime Memo

    October 2014: Conquering Picky Eating with Nutrition Education Activities

    This resource provides an overview of picky eating as it relates to young children. In addition, it provides basic tips and strategies for helping young children try and like new foods through educational activities

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    2014 Mealtime Memo

    August 2014: Understanding the Meat Alternate Component

    This resource outlines methods for choosing meat alternates to meet the requirements of the Child and Adult Care Food Program. In addition, it provides basic tips and strategies for healthy meal planning

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    2014 Mealtime Memo

    November 2014: It's Cleaning Time: Tips for Cleaning in the Child Care Kitchen

    This resource provides tips and strategies for maintaining clean kitchen environments in child care settings. It features good practices for washing dishes using manual and mechanical methods, directions

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    2014 Mealtime Memo

    December 2014: Time Saving Tips for the Child Care Kitchen

    This resource provides tips and strategies for saving time when planning and preparing meals in child care settings.

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    2015 Mealtime Memo

    January 2015: Setting Goals for the New Year

    This resource provides tips and strategies for setting nutrition, physical activity, and other health related goals for child care settings. This resource also features a seasonal fruit recipe utilizing bananas and berries

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    2015 Mealtime Memo

    February 2015: Menu Planning for Healthy Eating

    This resource provides tips and strategies for planning menus based on the Building Blocks for Fun and Healthy Meals "ABCs of Successful Menu Planning." It features key information for planning menus that

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    2015 Mealtime Memo

    March 2015: Snack Times are the Best Times: Planning Nutritious and Appealing Snacks for Young Children

    This resource provides an overview of the importance and benefits of snacks. In addition, it provides information for planning meals based on the Child and Adult Care Food Program. It also features nutrition

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    2015 Mealtime Memo

    April 2015: It's About That Time: Enhancing Nutrition Education Programs to Promote Healthy Eating Habits

    This resource provides an overview of the importance and benefits of incorporating nutrition education in child care programs. It features nutrition education curricula and user-friendly tips for incorporating

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    2015 Mealtime Memo

    May 2015: Sodium: What Is It?

    This resource describes sodium and how it affects the body. It also describes methods for limiting sodium when planning menus for child care. The recipe is Banana Smoothie. The fruit of the month is pineapple

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    2015 Mealtime Memo

    June 2015: It's Spice Time: Adding Herbs and Spices During Meal Preparation

    This resource provides tips and strategies for planning menus using herbs and spices. It also includes some basic tips for replacing salt and sugar with herbs and spices. Additionally, this resource

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    2015 Mealtime Memo

    July 2015: Organic Fruits and Vegetables - Are They Better?

    This resource provides a basic overview of what, where, and how organic foods are harvested and processed. Additionally, this resource provides easy methods for identifying organic foods when shopping for food items

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    2015 Mealtime Memo

    August 2015: Power Outages and Food Safety

    What would you do if you lost power at this very moment in your child care facility? How would you assure the safety of the food in your facility? This resource will provide tips and strategies for handling

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    2015 Mealtime Memo

    September 2015: Evaluating Your Wellness Policy

    A child care wellness policy, although not required, provides a positive impression about your commitment to good health and nutrition to parents and the community. Developing and implementing a wellness

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    2015 Mealtime Memo

    October 2015: Ways to Cut Food Cost

    Purchasing nutritious food items on a budget can include many strategies, such as shopping in season, buying storable foods in larger quantities, and using coupons. For that reason, this resource will

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    2015 Mealtime Memo

    November 2015: Servings versus Portions

    Do you know the difference between a serving and a portion of food? The two terms may sound similar, but they have different meanings. This resource will define the two terms and provide tips for planning,

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    2015 Mealtime Memo

    December 2015: Gluten: What is It?

    From magazine articles to commercials, from food items on grocery store shelves to mealtime conversations, gluten-free eating has grown in popularity, and it is commonly a hot topic for many. But what

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    2016 Mealtime Memo

    January 2016: Mealtime Conversations with Preschoolers

    Positive and effective communication is the foundation for developing healthy and rewarding child-to-child and adult-to-child relationships. When you pay attention to children and encourage communication,

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    2016 Mealtime Memo

    February 2016: Cooking With Oils

    Think about the aisle where the cooking oils are found in your local supermarket. How many different types of oils are there? In many cases, there are numerous options to choose from: olive oil, canola

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    2016 Mealtime Memo

    March 2016: Beverages That Count

    The beverage aisle at the grocery store is filled with bright colors and enticing products. Unfortunately, many beverages, such as sports drinks and soda, are high in added sugars, which add unnecessary calories to the diet

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    2016 Mealtime Memo

    April 2016: Preparing Foods with Limited Time

    A busy day in a child care setting may call for many things beyond caring for children, such as greeting parents, answering phones, purchasing food, etc. Occasionally, the long list of tasks can limit

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    2016 Mealtime Memo

    May 2016: Herbs and Spices

    Using herbs and spices is a great way to enhance the flavor of food without adding additional fat, salt, or sugar. Although, learning to use them takes practice and can be time-consuming, if you know

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    2016 Mealtime Memo

    June 2016: For Good Nutrition, Eat Foods in Season!

    Good nutrition is the cornerstone of good health. A balanced diet filled with a variety of nutritious foods helps to reduce the risk of heart disease, hypertension, and obesity. In addition, when young

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    2016 Mealtime Memo

    July 2016: Got Time? Online Courses for Professional Development

    Training and professional development are essential resources for success in a child care setting. Not only does it help everyone to succeed in their day-to-day roles and responsibilities, but training

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    2016 Mealtime Memo

    August 2016: Is it Safe to Eat? Food Temperatures for Child Care

    Controlling temperatures is one of the most important ways to control the growth of bacteria in food. It also helps to reduce the risk of children and staff becoming sick with a foodborne illness. Therefore,

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    2016 Mealtime Memo

    September 2016: Please Help! Help-Desk Team at Your Call

    Have you ever had a nutrition-related question about the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) but didn’t know who to ask? Maybe you had a question but were embarrassed to ask your colleagues or someone

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    2016 Mealtime Memo

    October 2016: Got Leafy Greens?

    Fresh vegetables are great sources of essential nutrients young children need for healthy growth and development. However, many children do not eat enough vegetables each day. Therefore, this memo will

    2016 Mealtime Memo

    November 2016: Outdoor Playtime is the Best Time – Winter Play

    Young children do best when they have many opportunities to participate in physical activities throughout the day. However, in the winter months participating in outdoor play may be less favorable than

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    2016 Mealtime Memo

    December 2016: Training, Training, We all Need Training!

    Regulations on staff training and professional development in child care programs vary widely from state to state. However, several national programs, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

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    2017 Mealtime Memo

    April 2017: Tips for Serving Meals Family-Style

    This memo features tips for serving meals family-style and provides information regarding what makes the meal you serve family-style and what items you need to include during mealtime.

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    2017 Mealtime Memo

    May 2017: Preventing Mealtime Mayhem

    This memo provides information to help you avoid the mealtime mayhem that may occur when there is no plan in place for using Family-Style Meal Service.

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    Activity Sheet Refrigerator Shelves

    Activity Sheet Refrigerator Shelves

    Activity Sheet for Serving Safe Food in Child Care Webinar 2.

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    CACFP in Oregon Family Day Care Homes Report

    CACFP in Oregon Family Day Care Homes Report

    Study of family child care in Oregon on the challenges and the rewards of CACFP and family child care. Study by Kelly Meredith, an Emerson National Hunger Fellow working for the Oregon Child Development

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    CARE Connection Child Care Mini-Posters

    Choosing the Right Knife

    Mini-Poster. Three commonly used knives with a short explanation of how they are used.

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    CARE Connection Child Care Mini-Posters

    Good Nutrition for Teeth

    Foods that keep teeth healthy.

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    CARE Connection Child Care Mini-Posters

    Good Sources of Vitamin A

    This poster lists foods that are good sources of Vitamin A.

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    CARE Connection Child Care Mini-Posters

    Good Sources of Vitamin C

    Learn about fruits and vegetables that are good sources of Vitamin C.

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    CARE Connection Child Care Mini-Posters

    Grains and Breads

    Whole and enriched grains provide fuel for learning and play. Make great grain choices.

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    CARE Connection Child Care Mini-Posters

    Measuring Dry Ingredients

    Learn to accurately measure dry ingredients.

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    CARE Connection Child Care Mini-Posters

    Measuring Liquid Ingredients

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    CARE Connection Child Care Mini-Posters

    Measuring Spoons

    Become familiar with measuring spoons.

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    CARE Connection Child Care Mini-Posters

    Meat Alternatives

    Learn the CACFP Meal Pattern requirements for meat alternatives.

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    CARE Connection Child Care Mini-Posters

    Milk

    Learn the dietary guidelines about milk.

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    CARE Connection Child Care Mini-Posters

    Place Mat Learning

    This poster features a placemat as a visual for children to know exactly where to put items when setting the table.

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    CARE Connection Child Care Mini-Posters

    Weighing with Scales

    Learn to use scales properly in preparing recipes.

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    CARE Connection Child Care Mini-Posters

    Clean and Sanitize Bottles for Infant Feeding

    Colorful mini-poster provides step-by-step guidance on preparing bottles to use in infant feeding. 2015.

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    CARE Connection Curriculum for Child Care Providers Participating in the CACFP

    CARE Connection Curriculum for Child Care Providers Participating in the CACFP

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    CARE Connection Nutrition Education Webinars

    Playing, Learning, and Growing: Fun Food Activities that Reinforce Health Messages (Flash Version)

    View this flv version online in streaming video. This seminar that aired on March 17, 2009, provided a brief overview of early childhood education, and how food activities such as cooking, gardening, games,

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    CARE Connection: Business Practices for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - How Day Care Home Providers Can Participate in the CACFP

    Benefits and requirements of the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program for family day care home providers. 2009.

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    CARE Connection: Business Practices for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - CACFP Basics for Day Care Homes

    How the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program works and how family day care home providers can participate. 2009.

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    CARE Connection: Business Practices for Child Care

    CACFP Basics and Business Practices for Family Day Care Homes Video - Windows Media Video Version

    Video lesson introduces the Child and Adult Care Food Program, describes how family day care home providers can participate, and shares success tips. RT 17 min. Download this Windows Media Video (WMV) version to your computer

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    CARE Connection: Business Practices for Child Care

    Business Practices for Child Care Centers Video - Flash Version

    Video lesson on successful business practices for child care centers participating in the CACFP. RT 11 min. View online in streaming video. 2009.

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    CARE Connection: Business Practices for Child Care

    Business Practices for Child Care Centers Video - Windows Media Video Version

    Video lesson on successful business practices for child care centers participating in the CACFP. RT 11 min. Download this Windows Media Video (WMV) version to your computer. 2009.

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    CARE Connection: Business Practices for Child Care

    CACFP Basics and Business Practices for Family Day Care Homes Video - Flash Version

    Video lesson introduces the Child and Adult Care Food Program, describes how family day care home providers can participate, and shares success tips. RT 17 min. View online in streaming video. 2009.

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    CARE Connection: Business Practices for Child Care

    CACFP Basics and Business Practices for Family Day Care Home Providers Video Lesson Plan - PDF Version

    Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Business Practices for Child Care

    Business Practices for Child Care Centers Video Lesson Plan - PDF Version

    Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Business Practices for Child Care

    CACFP Basics and Business Practices for Family Day Care Home Providers Video Lesson Plan - Microsoft Word® Version

    Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Business Practices for Child Care

    Business Practices for Child Care Centers Video Lesson Plan - Microsoft Word® Version

    Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Business Practices for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - Responsibilities of the Center Director – A Child Care Professional

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    CARE Connection: Business Practices for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - Color it Green! Moving Toward an Earth-Friendly Child Care Environment

    A healthy environment for young children is one that practices and teaches green habits.

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    CARE Connection: Business Practices for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - Re-do it! Creative Recycling

    Incorporating the "Rs" in child care. Find unique ways to reuse or recycle every day objects.

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    CARE Connection: Business Practices for Child Care

    Children’s Activity - Recycling: New and Fun Uses for Throwaways

    Involve the children in finding fun reuse or recycle ideas.

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    CARE Connection: Business Practices for Child Care

    Children’s Activity - Going Green: A Board Game

    Here's a fun board game to share going green with children.

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    CARE Connection: Business Practices for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson: Purchasing Small Equipment for Child Care

    This resource provides tips and strategies for purchasing small equipment in child care programs. 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Business Practices for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson: Purchasing Large Equipment for Child Care I

    This resource provides the basic essentials for purchasing large equipment for child care programs. 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Business Practices for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson: Purchasing Large Equipment for Child Care II

    This resource provides list a variety of types and features of large equipment and some common places to purchase large equipment for child care programs. 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Cooking Connection

    Banana Pops

    Children will listen to a story about fresh fruits and then prepare banana pops, a snack they can eat fresh or as a frozen pop later. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Cooking Connection

    Little Red Hen Bread

    After listening to the story of The Little Red Hen, children will participate in a simple whole wheat baking activity. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Cooking Connection

    Moo Juice Smoothie

    After listening to the story, From Grass to Milk, children will help make smoothies. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Cooking Connection

    It's Potato Time

    Children experience a variety of vegetables when preparing a creative snack. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Cooking Connection

    Vegetables and Wraps

    Children will learn about food groups while they make a fun salad wrap. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Cooking Connection

    Yummy Hummus

    Children will learn about the Protein food group while making Yummy Hummus. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Craft Connection

    Food Puppet Fun

    Children will make food puppets that inspire creativity, encourage cooperation, and reinforce the concept of how the foods we eat affect our energy and how we feel.

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    CARE Connection: Craft Connection

    Growing and Changing

    After listening to the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, children will compare themselves to their baby pictures and create a growth chart to monitor their changes throughout the year.

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    CARE Connection: Craft Connection

    My Food and Play Book

    Children will create a My Food and Play Book with space for favorite foods, pictures of active play, and a section to record new foods.

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    CARE Connection: Craft Connection

    A Rainbow of Flavors

    This activity will expose children to a variety of fruits and vegetables, reinforce the concept of colors, and describe the healthful benefits of eating colorful fruits and vegetables.

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    CARE Connection: Craft Connection

    Seeds to Veggies

    Children will learn that many of the foods we eat come from plants. After listening to a classic story, they will do a simple planting activity.

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    CARE Connection: Craft Connection

    Hop Aboard the Food Train

    Children will create a food train to learn about different food groups. A new take on a favorite activity. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - Serve the Right Amount and Kind of Fat in Child Care Menus

    Guidelines from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - Reduce the Sugar in Child Care Menus

    Use the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to reduce sugar. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - Reduce the Salt in Child Care Menus

    Use the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to reduce added salt. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Choosing the Right Knife

    Mini-Poster. Three commonly used knives with a short explanation of how they are used.

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Grains and Breads

    Whole and enriched grains provide fuel for learning and play. Make great grain choices.

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Measuring Dry Ingredients

    Learn to accurately measure dry ingredients.

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Measuring Liquid Ingredients

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Measuring Spoons

    Become familiar with measuring spoons.

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Weighing with Scales

    Learn to use scales properly in preparing recipes.

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Food Preparation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program Video - Flash Version

    Video lesson introduces basic food preparation techniques. RT 18 min. View online in streaming video. 2009.

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Food Preparation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program Video - Windows Media Video Version

    Video lesson introduces basic food preparation techniques. RT 18 min. Download this Windows Media Video (WMV) version to your computer. 2009.

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Food Preparation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program Video Lesson Plan - PDF Version

    Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Food Preparation for the Child and Adult Care Food Program Video Lesson Plan - Microsoft Word® Version

    Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Children’s Activity - Measuring and Pouring

    Give children practice in measuring and pouring while making pancakes. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Family Materials - Change Recipes to be Just Right

    Handout to send home with parents with instructions and tips for adjusting the yield of a recipe. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Family Materials - Fresh Ways to Cook Fresh Vegetables

    Four ways to cook fresh vegetables, recipes included. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Family Meals in Minutes

    Family Materials. Time saving tips for preparing healthy family meals. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Family Materials - Finding Healthy Recipes Online

    Recipe resources. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Reducing Fat in the Child Care Menu

    15 minute training. PDF format.

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Reducing Fat in the Child Care Menu

    15 minute training. MS Word format.

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Reducing Sugar in the Child Care Menu

    15 minute training. PDF format.

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Reducing Sugar in the Child Care Menu

    15 minute training. MS Word format.

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Reducing Salt in the Child Care Menu

    15 minute training. PDF format.

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Reducing Salt in the Child Care Menu

    15 minute training. MS Word format.

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - Meat and Meat Alternate Recipe Ideas

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - Timesaving Tips

    Preparing meals in child care is time consuming. These tips suggest ways to save time and effort.

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - Making the Most of Convenience Foods

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - Cooking Fresh Vegetables

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - Fun with Seasoning

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - Cutting the Fat

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Children’s Activity - Growing Potato Plants and Spud-U-Like

    Nutrition education activity for young children helps them learn about where potatoes come from, with a cooking activity.

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Children’s Activity - Let’s Learn about Herbs

    Nutrition education activity includes growing herbs indoors and tasting foods seasoned with fresh herbs.

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Children’s Activity - Who Eats Green?

    Use story time to tell children about animals who eat green plants. Talk about the green plants people like to eat, too.

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    CARE Connection: Food Preparation for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson: Using Standardized Recipes in Child Care

    This resource provides tips and strategies for creating standardized recipes in child care programs. 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Food Purchasing

    Children’s Activity - Visit to the Farmers’ Market – Autumn is for Apples

    Plan a field trip to the farmer’s market followed by a tasting party. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Food Purchasing

    Family Materials - Make the Most of Food Dollars – A Baker’s Dozen Tips for Saving Money

    Handout of grocery shopping tips help families get the best value for their money. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Food Purchasing

    Family Materials - Shopping Adventures

    Grocery shopping with children. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Food Purchasing

    Grab and Go Lesson: Purchasing Small Equipment for Child Care

    This resource provides tips and strategies for purchasing small equipment in child care programs. 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Food Purchasing

    Grab and Go Lesson: The Food Buying Guide Calculator

    This resource provides the basic steps for using the Food Buying Guide Calculator in child care programs. 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Food Purchasing

    Grab and Go Lesson: Purchasing Large Equipment for Child Care I

    This resource provides the basic essentials for purchasing large equipment for child care programs. 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Food Purchasing

    Grab and Go Lesson: Purchasing Large Equipment for Child Care II

    This resource provides list a variety of types and features of large equipment and some common places to purchase large equipment for child care programs. 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Food Safety

    Food Safety in Child Care Centers Video - Flash Version

    Video lesson covers basic food safety for child care centers. RT 18 min. View online in streaming video. 2009.

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    CARE Connection: Food Safety

    Food Safety in Day Care Homes Video - Flash Version

    Video lesson covers basic food safety for family day care homes. RT 18 min. View online in streaming video. 2009.

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    CARE Connection: Food Safety

    Food Safety in Child Care Centers Video - Windows Media Video Version

    Video lesson covers basic food safety for child care centers. RT 18 min. Download this Windows Media Video (WMV) version to your computer. 2009.

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    CARE Connection: Food Safety

    Food Safety in Day Care Homes Video - Windows Media Video Version

    Video lesson covers basic food safety for family day care homes. RT 18 min. Download this Windows Media Video (WMV) version to your computer. 2009.

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    CARE Connection: Food Safety

    Food Safety in Child Care Centers Video Lesson Plan - PDF Version

    Use this lesson plan to accompany the video on food safety in child care centers for training. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Food Safety

    Food Safety in Family Day Care Homes Video Lesson Plan - PDF Version

    Use this lesson plan to accompany the video on food safety in family day care homes for training. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Food Safety

    Food Safety in Child Care Centers Video Lesson Plan - Microsoft Word® Version

    Use this lesson plan to accompany the video food safety in child care centers for training. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Food Safety

    Food Safety in Family Day Care Homes Video Lesson Plan - Microsoft Word® Version

    Use this lesson plan to accompany the video on food safety in family day care homes for training. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Food Safety

    Children’s Activity - When Do We Need to Wash Our Hands?

    Handwashing exercise emphasizes when handwashing should take place – before or after everyday tasks. Includes clipart. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Food Safety

    Grab and Go Lesson - Keep Food Safe: Stop the Spread of Germs

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    CARE Connection: Food Safety

    Grab and Go Lesson - Keep Food Safe: Wash Hands the Best Way

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    CARE Connection: Food Safety

    Grab and Go Lesson - Keep Food Safe: Clean, Sanitize, and Disinfect

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    CARE Connection: Food Safety

    Grab and Go Lesson - Keep Food Safe: Control Food Temperatures

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    CARE Connection: Food Safety

    Grab and Go Lesson - How to Use a Metal-Stem Thermometer

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    CARE Connection: Food Safety

    Grab and Go Lesson - Make Mealtimes Safe

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    CARE Connection: Food Safety

    Food Sanitation Letter to Parents

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    CARE Connection: Food Safety

    Food Safety Letter to Parents

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    CARE Connection: Food Safety

    Children’s Activity - Wash My Hands

    Learning rhymes to accompany hand washing.

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    CARE Connection: Food Safety

    Clean and Sanitize Bottles for Infant Feeding

    Colorful mini-poster provides step-by-step guidance on preparing bottles to use in infant feeding. 2015.

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    CARE Connection: Food Safety

    Grab and Go Lesson: Personal Hygiene for the Child Care Kitchen

    This resource provides the basic essentials for personal hygiene and apparel rules for the child care kitchen. 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Food Safety

    Grab and Go Lesson: Safety Basics for the Child Care Kitchen

    This resource provides a safety checklist to minimize accidents in the child care kitchen in child care programs. 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Happy Mealtimes

    Happy Mealtimes Video - Flash Version

    Video lesson on creating positive mealtime experiences in child care; family style meal service. RT 12.5 min. View online in streaming video. 2009.

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    CARE Connection: Happy Mealtimes

    Happy Mealtimes Video - Windows Media Video Version

    Video lesson on creating positive mealtime experiences in child care; family style meal service. RT 12.5 min. Download this Windows Media Video (WMV) version to your computer. 2009.

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    CARE Connection: Happy Mealtimes

    Happy Mealtimes for Young Children Video Lesson Plan - PDF Version

    Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Happy Mealtimes

    Happy Mealtimes for Young Children Video Lesson Plan - Microsoft Word® Version

    Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Happy Mealtimes

    Grab and Go Lesson - A Caring Relationship

    Lesson on establishing a positive feeding relationship between adult care givers and young children.

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    CARE Connection: Happy Mealtimes

    Grab and Go Lesson - Understanding a Child’s View of Mealtime

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    CARE Connection: Happy Mealtimes

    Grab and Go Lesson - Happy Times with Family Style Meals

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    CARE Connection: Happy Mealtimes

    Grab and Go Lesson - Happy Mealtimes Self-Check

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    CARE Connection: Happy Mealtimes

    Grab and Go Lesson - Make Mealtimes Special

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    CARE Connection: Happy Mealtimes

    Grab and Go Lesson - Family Style Meal Service

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    CARE Connection: Happy Mealtimes

    A Family's Guide to Mealtime with Children

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    CARE Connection: Happy Mealtimes

    Sample Letter to Parents On Family Meal Service

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    CARE Connection: Happy Mealtimes

    Letter to Parents About Meals Served at Home

    Sample letter to send home to parents about serving nutritious and balanced meals at home

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    CARE Connection: Happy Mealtimes

    Children’s Activity - Make Mealtimes Special

    Arts and crafts projects about good eating.

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    CARE Connection: Happy Mealtimes

    Lesson Plan - Helping Families Make Healthy Changes for Themselves and Their Children

    15 minute training. PDF format.

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    CARE Connection: Happy Mealtimes

    Lesson Plan - Helping Families Make Healthy Changes for Themselves and Their Children

    15 minute training. MS Word format.

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    CARE Connection: Happy Mealtimes

    Lesson Plan - Food and Toddlers

    PDF format. Published 2012.

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    CARE Connection: Happy Mealtimes

    Lesson Plan - Food and Toddlers

    MS Word format. Published 2012.

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    CARE Connection: Happy Mealtimes

    Lesson Plan – Food and Schoolagers

    PDF format. Published 2012.

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    CARE Connection: Happy Mealtimes

    Lesson Plan – Food and Schoolagers

    MS Word format. Published 2012.

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    CARE Connection: Infant Feeding

    Feeding Infants and Toddlers Video - Flash Version

    Video lesson on feeding infants and introducing first foods to toddlers. RT 6.5 min. View online in streaming video. 2009.

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    CARE Connection: Infant Feeding

    Feeding Infants and Toddlers Video - Windows Media Video Version

    Video lesson on feeding infants and introducing first foods to toddlers. RT 6.5 min. Download this Windows Media Video (WMV) version to your computer. 2009.

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    CARE Connection: Infant Feeding

    Grab and Go Lesson - Special Support for the Breastfeeding Mother

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    CARE Connection: Infant Feeding

    Grab and Go Lesson - Successfully Feeding Breast Milk in the Child Care Setting

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    CARE Connection: Infant Feeding

    Grab and Go Lesson - Feeding Infants on the CACFP

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    CARE Connection: Infant Feeding

    Grab and Go Lesson - Good Nutrition from the Start: the Early Months

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    CARE Connection: Infant Feeding

    Grab and Go Lesson - Good Nutrition from the Start: When is Baby Ready for Solid Food?

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    CARE Connection: Infant Feeding

    Grab and Go Lesson - Tips for the Introduction of Solid Food

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    CARE Connection: Infant Feeding

    Clean and Sanitize Bottles for Infant Feeding

    Colorful mini-poster provides step-by-step guidance on preparing bottles to use in infant feeding. 2015.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Introduction to CACFP

    Grab and Go Lesson - How Day Care Home Providers Can Participate in the CACFP

    Benefits and requirements of the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program for family day care home providers. 2009.

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    CARE Connection: Introduction to CACFP

    Grab and Go Lesson - CACFP Basics for Day Care Homes

    How the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program works and how family day care home providers can participate. 2009.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Introduction to CACFP

    Grab and Go Lesson - Secrets of Success for Day Care Home Providers

    Tips for helping child care providers organize their daily, weekly, and monthly tasks.

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    CARE Connection: Introduction to CACFP

    Grab and Go Lesson - Showing Children and Parents You Care - For Family Day Care Home Providers

    Tips on communicating with parents for family day care home providers. 2009.

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    CARE Connection: Introduction to CACFP

    Grab and Go Lesson - How Day Care Centers Can Participate in the CACFP

    Introduces the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program for centers. 2009.

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    CARE Connection: Introduction to CACFP

    Grab and Go Lesson - CACFP Basics for Day Care Centers

    Participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program for child care centers. 2009.

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    CARE Connection: Introduction to CACFP

    Grab and Go Lesson - Secrets of Success for Day Care Centers

    Tips for planning and managing the work day. 2009.

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    CARE Connection: Introduction to CACFP

    Grab and Go Lesson - Showing Children and Parents You Care For Child Care Center Providers

    Showing Children and Parents You Care. Effective communication with parents for child care centers. 2009.

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    CARE Connection: Introduction to CACFP

    Grab and Go Lesson - What Parents Should Know About Benefits of the CACFP

    Communicating with parents about the Child and Adult Care Food Program. 2009.

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    CARE Connection: Introduction to CACFP

    Parents' Guide to CACFP in Child Care Centers

    Family Materials. Handout for parents explaining the Child and Adult Care Food Program as it operates in participating child care centers. 2009.

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    CARE Connection: Introduction to CACFP

    Parents' Guide to CACFP in Family Day Care Homes

    Family materials. Handout for parents explaining the Child and Adult Care Food Program as it operates in a family day care home. 2009.

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    CARE Connection: Introduction to CACFP

    Menus for Your Child's Meals

    Family materials. Handout for parents about the menus served to their child in child care. 2009.

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    CARE Connection: Introduction to CACFP

    Help Your Child Learn Healthy Eating Habits

    Family materials. Tips for parents. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Introduction to CACFP

    Parents and Child Care Providers-Partners in Good Nutrition

    Family materials. Handout for parents with tips for nutritious family meals. 2009.

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    CARE Connection: Introduction to CACFP

    Introduction to CARE Connection and the CACFP Video - Flash Version

    Video lesson provides a basic introduction to the CACFP and the CARE process for making effective decisions. RT 12 min. View online in streaming video.

    TYPE: Video -

    Get Flash to see this player.

    CARE Connection: Introduction to CACFP

    Introduction to CARE Connection and the CACFP Video - Windows Media Video Version

    Video lesson provides an introduction to the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the CARE process for making effective decisions in child care. RT 12 min. Use this Windows Media Video (WMV) version

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    CARE Connection: Introduction to CACFP

    CACFP Basics and Business Practices for Family Day Care Homes Video - Flash Version

    Video lesson introduces the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), describes how eligible family day care home providers can participate, and shares success tips. View online in streaming video. 2009

    TYPE: Video -

    Get Flash to see this player.

    CARE Connection: Introduction to CACFP

    CACFP Basics and Business Practices for Family Day Care Homes Video - Windows Media Video Version

    Video lesson introduces the Child and Adult Care Food Program, describes how family day care home providers can participate, and shares success tips. RT 17 min. Download this Windows Media Video (WMV) version to your computer

    TYPE: Video - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Introduction to CACFP

    Participating in the CACFP for Child Care Centers Video - Flash Version

    Video lesson introduces the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and describes how eligible child care centers can participate in the program. RT 13.5 min. View online in streaming video. Published 2009

    TYPE: Video -

    Get Flash to see this player.

    CARE Connection: Introduction to CACFP

    Participating in the CACFP for Child Care Centers Video - Windows Media Video Version

    Video lesson introduces the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and describes how eligible child care centers can participate in the program. RT 13.5 min. Download this Windows Media Video (WMV) version to your computer

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    CARE Connection: Introduction to CACFP

    Introduction to CARE Connection and the CACFP Video Lesson Plan - PDF Version

    Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Introduction to CACFP

    CACFP Basics and Business Practices for Family Day Care Home Providers Video Lesson Plan - PDF Version

    Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Introduction to CACFP

    Participating in the CACFP for Child Care Centers Video Lesson Plan - PDF Version

    Lesson plan to use with Participating in the CACFP for Child Care Centers video lesson. PDF.

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    CARE Connection: Introduction to CACFP

    Introduction to CARE Connection and the CACFP Video Lesson Plan – Microsoft Word® Version

    Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Introduction to CACFP

    CACFP Basics and Business Practices for Family Day Care Home Providers Video Lesson Plan - Microsoft Word® Version

    Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Introduction to CACFP

    Participating in the CACFP for Child Care Centers Video Lesson Plan - Microsoft Word® Version

    Lesson plan to use with Participating in the CACFP for Child Care Centers video lesson. MS Word doc.

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    CARE Connection: Learning Connection

    Counting in the Kitchen

    After reading a story about food and counting, children will practice counting as they prepare 1-2-3-4-5 Yogurt Sundae.

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    CARE Connection: Learning Connection

    Dividing and Sharing

    Children will be exposed to the concepts of division, fractions, and counting through food activities such as portioning and sharing.

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    CARE Connection: Learning Connection

    Eating My ABCs

    After reading Eating the Alphabet: Fruits & Vegetables from A to Z, providers will be encouraged to use food cards to reinforce the concept of foods beginning with different letters. Children will eat

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    CARE Connection: Learning Connection

    Foods from Many Places

    Children are introduced to multicultural food choices in this lesson.

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    CARE Connection: Learning Connection

    The Many Forms of Food

    This lesson will introduce children to the concept that foods can be changed by different methods of preparation and cooking.

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    CARE Connection: Learning Connection

    The Many Shapes of Food

    Children will listen and participate while the leader reads a story that highlights how food can be shaped like circles, squares, or triangles.

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    CARE Connection: Meal Patterns for CACFP

    Grab and Go Lesson - Using CACFP Meal Patterns for Good Nutrition

    Using Child and Adult Care Food Program Meal Patterns and MyPlate for Preschoolers to plan healthy meals in child care. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Meal Patterns for CACFP

    Meat Alternatives

    Learn the CACFP Meal Pattern requirements for meat alternatives.

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    CARE Connection: Meal Patterns for CACFP

    Meal Patterns for the Child and Adult Care Food Program Video - Flash Version

    Video lesson on using the CACFP Meal Patterns. RT 15 min. View online in streaming video. 2009.

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    Get Flash to see this player.

    CARE Connection: Meal Patterns for CACFP

    Meal Patterns Video - Windows Media Video Version

    Meal Patterns for the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Video lesson on using the CACFP Meal Patterns. RT 15 min. Download this Windows Media Video (WMV) version to your computer. 2009.

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    CARE Connection: Meal Patterns for CACFP

    Meal Patterns for the Child and Adult Care Food Program Video Lesson Plan - PDF Version

    Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Meal Patterns for CACFP

    Meal Patterns for the Child and Adult Care Food Program Video Lesson Plan - Microsoft Word® Version

    Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Meal Patterns for CACFP

    Grab and Go Lesson - The CACFP Meal Pattern

    Use the meal patterns to make menu planning easier. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Meal Patterns for CACFP

    Grab and Go Lesson - How to Use the Infant Meal Pattern

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    CARE Connection: Meal Patterns for CACFP

    Grab and Go Lesson - The CACFP Infant Meal Pattern

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    CARE Connection: Meal Patterns for CACFP

    Grab and Go Lesson - How to Use the CACFP Meal Pattern for Children

    Tips to planning well-balanced meals in child care. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Meal Patterns for CACFP

    Grab and Go Lesson - The CACFP Meal Pattern for Children

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    CARE Connection: Meal Patterns for CACFP

    Grab and Go Lesson - Young Children Need Snacks for Balanced Nutrition

    Using the CACFP Meal Patterns to create healthful snacks. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Meal Patterns for CACFP

    Grab and Go Lesson - Using CACFP Meal Patterns to Plan Healthful Snacks

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Meal Patterns for CACFP

    Grab and Go Lesson - How to Use Meal Patterns in Family Style Meal Service

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Meal Patterns for CACFP

    Letter to parents of infants

    Sample letter for child care providers to edit and send home with families.

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    CARE Connection: Meal Patterns for CACFP

    Letter to parents of children

    Sample letter for child care providers to edit and send home with families.

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    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Menus for Child Care #1

    Eight complete weekly menus meeting CACFP Meal Pattern requirements. 2008. ET76-08.

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    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Menus for Child Care #2

    Four sets of four-week cycle menus for child care. 2009. ET76-09.

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    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - Menu Planning Tips for Variety

    Planning nutritious meals in child care. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - Serve the Right Amount and Kind of Fat in Child Care Menus

    Guidelines from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Revised 2013.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - Reduce the Sugar in Child Care Menus

    Use the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to reduce sugar. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - Reduce the Salt in Child Care Menus

    Use the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to reduce added salt. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - Using CACFP Meal Patterns for Good Nutrition

    Using Child and Adult Care Food Program Meal Patterns and MyPlate for Preschoolers to plan healthy meals in child care. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Menu Template

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    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Grains and Breads

    Whole and enriched grains provide fuel for learning and play. Make great grain choices.

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    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Menu Planning for the Child and Adult Care Food Program Video - Flash Version

    Video lesson on menu planning to serve appealing and nutritious meals that meet CACFP requirements. Includes cycle menus. RT 20 min. 24 sec. View online in streaming video. 2009.

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    Get Flash to see this player.

    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Menu Planning for the Child and Adult Care Food Program Video - Windows Media Video Version

    Video lesson on menu planning to serve appealing and nutritious meals that meet CACFP requirements. Includes cycle menus. RT 20 min. 24 sec. Download this Windows Media Video (WMV) version to your computer

    TYPE: Video - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Menus for Child Care #3

    Two sets of four-week cycle menus for child care. 2010. ET-05

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    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Menu Planning for the Child and Adult Care Food Program Video Lesson Plan - PDF Version

    Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Menu Planning for the Child and Adult Care Food Program Video Lesson Plan - Microsoft Word® Version

    Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.

    TYPE: Word - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Reducing Fat in the Child Care Menu

    15 minute training. PDF format.

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    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Reducing Fat in the Child Care Menu

    15 minute training. MS Word format.

    TYPE: Word - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Reducing Sugar in the Child Care Menu

    15 minute training. PDF format.

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    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Reducing Sugar in the Child Care Menu

    15 minute training. MS Word format.

    TYPE: Word - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Reducing Salt in the Child Care Menu

    15 minute training. PDF format.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Reducing Salt in the Child Care Menu

    15 minute training. MS Word format.

    TYPE: Word - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - Step-by-Step Menu Planning

    Published 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - Vary Meat and Meat Alternates for Good Nutrition

    The role of the Meat/Meat Alternate component in planning nutritious, tasty meals.

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    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - Meat and Meat Alternate Recipe Ideas

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - Planning Cycle Menus for Child Care

    Published 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - Planning Snacks

    Published 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - New Ideas for Healthy Snacks

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    How to Plan Snacks for Balanced Nutrition - Form

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Menu Planning Checklist

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Children’s Activity - Menu Planning with Children

    Engaging young children in planning healthy, nutritious menus that they will enjoy.

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    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Helping Children Be Good Eaters – Family Materials

    Information to send home with families. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Planning Snacks for Your Family

    Handout to send home with families.

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    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Families Matter

    Information to send home with families.

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    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Plan Menus That Look and Taste Good to the Whole Family

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Helping Families Make Healthy Changes for Themselves and Their Children

    15 minute training. PDF format.

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    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Helping Families Make Healthy Changes for Themselves and Their Children

    15 minute training. MS Word format.

    TYPE: Word - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Step-By-Step Menu Planning

    15 minute training. PDF format.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Step-By-Step Menu Planning

    15 minute training. MS Word format.

    TYPE: Word - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Planning Cycle Menus for Child Care

    15 minute training. PDF format.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Planning Cycle Menus for Child Care

    15 minute training. MS Word format.

    TYPE: Word - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Planning Snacks

    15 minute training. PDF format

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Planning Snacks

    15 minute training. MS Word format

    TYPE: Word - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Building variety into your menus with Meat and Meat Alternates

    15 minute training. PDF format

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Building variety into your menus with Meat and Meat Alternates

    15 minute training. MS Word format

    TYPE: Word - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Planning Nutritious Meals That Look and Taste Good

    15 minute training. PDF format

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Planning Nutritious Meals That Look and Taste Good

    15 minute training. MS Word format

    TYPE: Word - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - Vegetarian Diets for Young Children

    Families choose vegetarian diets for their children for many reasons. With planning, a vegetarian diet can meet the nutrition needs of the growing child. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Children’s Activity - Let's Learn About Beans

    Learn about beans by sorting, identifying, and growing them.

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    CARE Connection: Menu Planning for Child Care

    Meatless Family Meals

    Family materials that offer recipes and menu planning ideas for healthy, tasty meatless meals.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Music, Movement and Play Connection

    Creating an Active, Healthy Play Environment

    Design a facility that encourages daily physical activity, the development of gross motor skills, and play. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Music, Movement and Play Connection

    Music with a Food-Based Message

    Music selections that combine fun, age-appropriate music with positive food and nutrition messages.

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    CARE Connection: Music, Movement and Play Connection

    Food Games

    Ideas for combining healthy food messages with children's games, rhymes, and chants.

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    CARE Connection: Music, Movement and Play Connection

    Food Group Run-Around

    By playing the active game Food Group Run-Around, the children will experience sorting, categorizing, and cooperative active play. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Music, Movement and Play Connection

    Guidelines for Childhood Play and Activity

    Learn recommendations for activity that are adapted from guidelines issued by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education for young children.

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    CARE Connection: Music, Movement and Play Connection

    Walking, Talking, and Learning

    Children will find that walking is a fun way to learn, stay healthy, and discover new things.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Place Mat Learning

    This poster features a placemat as a visual for children to know exactly where to put items when setting the table.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Nutrition Education for Young Children Video - Flash Version

    Video lesson offers fun food activities and ways to provide nutrition education for young children. RT 13 min. View online in streaming video. 2009.

    TYPE: Video -

    Get Flash to see this player.

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Nutrition Education for Young Children Video - Windows Media Video Version

    Video lesson offers fun food activities and ways to provide nutrition education for young children. RT 13 min. Download this Windows Media Video (WMV) version to your computer. 2009.

    TYPE: Video - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Nutrition Education for Young Children Video Lesson Plan - PDF Version

    Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Nutrition Education for Young Children Video Lesson Plan - Microsoft Word® Version

    Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.

    TYPE: Word - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Children’s Activity - Growing Potato Plants and Spud-U-Like

    Nutrition education activity for young children helps them learn about where potatoes come from, with a cooking activity.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Children’s Activity - Let’s Learn about Herbs

    Nutrition education activity includes growing herbs indoors and tasting foods seasoned with fresh herbs.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Children’s Activity - Who Eats Green?

    Use story time to tell children about animals who eat green plants. Talk about the green plants people like to eat, too.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Children’s Activity - Make Mealtimes Special

    Arts and crafts projects about good eating.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - How to Plan a Nutrition Education Activity

    Step by step instructions on teaching children about food and good nutrition.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - Steps to Planning a Nutrition Education Activity

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - How to Use the Teachable Moment

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - How to Use Arts and Crafts to Teach About Food and Eating

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - How to Cook with Children

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - Fun Ways to Learn about Food

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Children’s Activity - Learning About How Foods Grow

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Children’s Activity - Learning About Pasta

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Children’s Activity - Introducing Kiwi Fruit

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Children’s Activity - Game: Tossed Vegetables

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Children’s Activity - Song: Vegetables

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Children’s Activity - Game: Fishing for Food

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Children’s Activity - Game: It’s in the Bag, or the Mystery Box

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Learning Good Habits Through Nutrition Education: How to Plan a Nutrition Education Activity

    15 minute training. PDF format.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Learning Good Habits Through Nutrition Education: How to Plan a Nutrition Education Activity

    15 minute training. MS Word format.

    TYPE: Word - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Learning Good Habits Through Nutrition Education: Steps to Planning a Nutrition Education Activity

    15 minute training. PDF format.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Learning Good Habits Through Nutrition Education: Steps to Planning a Nutrition Education Activity

    15 minute training. MS Word format.

    TYPE: Word - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Children’s Activity - Let's Learn About Beans

    Learn about beans by sorting, identifying, and growing them.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Music and Food: How to make musical instruments out of food

    PDF format. Published 2012.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Lesson Plan - Music and Food: How to make musical instruments out of food

    MS Word format. Published 2012.

    TYPE: Word - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Lesson Plan – Colors and Food

    PDF format. Published 2012.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Lesson Plan – Colors and Food

    MS Word format. Published 2012.

    TYPE: Word - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Lesson Plan – Active Activities for Healthy Preschoolers

    PDF format. Published 2012.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Education in Child Care

    Lesson Plan – Active Activities for Healthy Preschoolers

    MS Word format. Published 2012.

    TYPE: Word - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Grab and Go Lesson - Balanced Nutrition in Child Care

    Variety and moderation using CACFP Meal Pattern requirements and MyPlate for Preschoolers as a guide. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Grab and Go Lesson - Select Grains and Breads for Good Health

    Whole grains in child care menus for complex carbohydrates and energy. 2010.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Grab and Go Lesson - Vary Your Vegetables and Fruits

    Offer a variety of fruits and vegetables to provide vitamins A and C. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Grab and Go Lesson - Milk, Cheese, and Yogurt

    Milk and milk products provide calcium and protein to build strong bones, teeth and muscles. Includes recommendations for infants and young children, and children with milk sensitivities. Revised 2013

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Grab and Go Lesson - Vary Meat and Meat Alternates for Good Nutrition

    Use meat and meat alternates as good sources of iron and protein. Includes tips to reduce fat. 2010.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Grab and Go Lesson - Menu Planning Tips for Variety

    Planning nutritious meals in child care. 2010.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Grab and Go Lesson - Serve the Right Amount and Kind of Fat in Child Care Menus

    Guidelines from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Revised 2013.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Grab and Go Lesson - Reduce the Sugar in Child Care Menus

    Use the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to reduce sugar. Revised 2013.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Grab and Go Lesson - Reduce the Salt in Child Care Menus

    Use the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to reduce added salt. Revised 2013.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Grab and Go Lesson - Snack Time is Variety Time

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Grab and Go Lesson - Using CACFP Meal Patterns for Good Nutrition

    Using Child and Adult Care Food Program Meal Patterns and MyPlate for Preschoolers to plan healthy meals in child care. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Good Nutrition for Teeth

    Foods that keep teeth healthy.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Good Sources of Vitamin A

    This poster lists foods that are good sources of Vitamin A.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Good Sources of Vitamin C

    Learn about fruits and vegetables that are good sources of Vitamin C.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Milk

    Learn the dietary guidelines about milk.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Nutrition Needs of Young Children Video - Flash Version

    Video lesson on the nutrition needs of young children. Variety and moderation, feeding infants, and special needs. RT 16.5 min. View online in streaming video. 2009.

    TYPE: Video -

    Get Flash to see this player.

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Nutrition Needs of Young Children Video - Windows Media Video Version

    Video lesson on the nutrition needs of young children. Variety and moderation, feeding infants, and special needs. RT 16.5 min. Download this Windows Media Video (WMV) version to your computer. 2009.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Variety and Moderation Video - Flash Version

    Video lesson on variety and moderation for balanced nutrition in child care. RT 5 min. View online in streaming video. 2009.

    TYPE: Video -

    Get Flash to see this player.

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Variety and Moderation Video - Windows Media Video Version

    Video lesson on variety and moderation for balanced nutrition in child care. RT 5 min. Download this Windows Media Video (WMV) version to your computer. 2009.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Nutrition Needs of Young Children Video Lesson Plan - PDF Version

    Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Nutrition Needs of Young Children Video Lesson Plan - Microsoft Word® Version

    Use this lesson plan to accompany the video for training. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Children’s Activity - MyPyramid for Preschoolers

    Games and activities help children learn about food groups and good nutrition. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Children’s Activity - Awesome Blossoms

    Food and art project involving children in making a healthy snack. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Children’s Activity - Milk and Dairy Foods

    Explore where milk comes from, good things milk and dairy foods do for our bodies, and foods made from milk. 2010.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Grab and Go Lesson - Nutrition for Toddlers and Young Children

    Meeting nutrition needs. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Grab and Go Lesson - How Much is Enough?

    Learning to gauge whether a child has had enough to eat. Developing the feeding relationship. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Grab and Go Lesson - Which Foods and How Often is Enough?

    Using MyPyramid as a guide to which foods to serve; planning regular meal times; encouraging healthy eating.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Grab and Go Lesson - Guide to Variety

    Tips for offering a variety of foods for good nutrition in child care. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Grab and Go Lesson - Nutrition for the Pre-School and School-Age Child

    A guide to the roles of key nutrients in good health for young children; encourage balance, variety, and moderation in food choices.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Grab and Go Lesson - Simple Snack Ideas

    Planning nutritious, healthful snacks that contribute to the nutrition needs of young children.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Children’s Activity - Help Children Learn about Seasoning

    Activities that introduce children to spices and herbs used as seasoning.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Children’s Activity - Food Train

    Young children learn about the food groups by creating a "food train" and sorting foods by groups.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Simple Snack Ideas – Family Materials

    Ideas to help families serve healthful, nutritious snacks at home.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Children Need a Variety of Vitamins and Minerals – Family Materials

    An overview of good nutrition for families.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Parent’s Tips: The Dietary Guidelines for Americans – Family Materials

    Balance, variety, and moderation for good nutrition. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Your child drew this picture. Ask about what we had for lunch today. – Family Materials

    A drawing page for children to start a conversation about food and good nutrition.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Tips Your Family Can Use to Encourage Healthy Choices– Family Materials

    Information to send home with families.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Lesson Plan - Helping Families Make Healthy Changes for Themselves and Their Children

    15 minute lesson helps child care providers share information and Family Materials with families. PDF format.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Lesson Plan - Helping Families Make Healthy Changes for Themselves and Their Children

    15 minute lesson helps child care providers share information and Family Materials with families. MS Word format.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Lesson Plan - Reducing Fat in the Child Care Menu

    15 minute training. PDF format.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Lesson Plan - Reducing Fat in the Child Care Menu

    15 minute training. MS Word format.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Lesson Plan - Reducing Sugar in the Child Care Menu

    15 minute training. PDF format.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Lesson Plan - Reducing Sugar in the Child Care Menu

    15 minute training. MS Word format.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Lesson Plan - Reducing Salt in the Child Care Menu

    15 minute training. PDF format.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Lesson Plan - Reducing Salt in the Child Care Menu

    15 minute training. MS Word format.

    TYPE: Word - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Lesson Plan - Helping Families Make Healthy Changes for Themselves and Their Children

    15 minute training. PDF format.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Lesson Plan - Helping Families Make Healthy Changes for Themselves and Their Children

    15 minute training. MS Word format.

    TYPE: Word - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Children’s Activity - Song: Old MacDonald

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Grab and Go Lesson - Vegetarian Diets for Young Children

    Families choose vegetarian diets for their children for many reasons. With planning, a vegetarian diet can meet the nutrition needs of the growing child. Revised 2013.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Children’s Activity - Let's Learn About Beans

    Learn about beans by sorting, identifying, and growing them.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Lesson Plan - Introducing Culture to Nutrition

    PDF format. Published 2012.

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    CARE Connection: Nutrition Needs of Young Children

    Lesson Plan - Introducing Culture to Nutrition

    MS Word format. Published 2012.

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    CARE Connection: Special Needs in Child Care

    Special Needs Overview Video - Flash Version

    Video lesson on food allergies or intolerances, and food or texture modification. RT 2 min. View online in streaming video. 2009.

    TYPE: Video -

    Get Flash to see this player.

    CARE Connection: Special Needs in Child Care

    Special Needs Overview Video - Windows Media Video Version

    Video lesson on food allergies or intolerances, and food or texture modification. RT 2 min. Download this Windows Media Video (WMV) version to your computer. Published 2009. ET85-09.

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    CARE Connection: Special Needs in Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - How to Change Food Texture for a Child with Special Nutritional Needs

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    CARE Connection: Special Needs in Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - Food Allergies and Young Children

    Coping with common food allergies in child care.

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    CARE Connection: Special Needs in Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - The Facts that Separate Food Allergy and Food Intolerance

    Fact sheet compares and contrasts food allergies with food intolerance to help child care providers recognize each.

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    CARE Connection: Special Needs in Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - The ABC’s of Food Safety for Allergies

    Three basic ways to help prevent contact with an allergen for a child with food allergies.

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    CARE Connection: Special Needs in Child Care

    Grab and Go Lesson - Be Prepared for Accidental Exposures – Create an Action Plan

    Be prepared and feel confident in the event of accidental exposure to an allergen. Includes sample action plans.

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    CARE Connection: Special Needs in Child Care

    Children’s Activity - Helping Children Understand Allergies

    The more children understand about food allergies and how to help their friends avoid contact with foods that can cause a reaction, the more heroes you have at the child care to help you help their friends

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    CARE Connection: Special Needs in Child Care

    Read a Food Label for Allergens and Ingredients

    Resources and information to help you read and understand a food label, with focus on reading for allergens.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Child Care Fact Sheets

    Cycle Menus

    Learn tips about creating and using cycle menus. Published 2009.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Child Care Fact Sheets

    Going Green

    Learn how to save energy and reduce waste. Published 2009.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Child Care Fact Sheets

    Handwashing for Children and Staff

    Learn when and how to properly wash hands. Published 2009.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Child Care Fact Sheets

    Introducing Solid Food to Infants

    Learn when and how to introduce solid foods to infants. Published 2009.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Child Care Fact Sheets

    Keeping Food Safe During Power Outages

    Learn how to keep food safe when power is lost. Published 2009.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Child Care Fact Sheets

    Reading Labels for Food Allergens

    Learn to read labels to protect children in your care who have food allergies. Published 2009.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Child Care Fact Sheets

    Recognizing and Responding to Food Allergy Symptoms

    Learn to recognize and respond to dangerous food allergy symptoms. Published 2009.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Child Care Fact Sheets

    Recycling

    Learn why and how to recycle. Published 2009.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Child Care Fact Sheets

    Shopping Tips to Keep Food Safe

    Learn to shop for food safely. Published 2009.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Child Care Fact Sheets

    Vitamin A

    Learn the benefits and sources of Vitamin A. Published 2009.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Child Care Fact Sheets

    Vitamin C

    Learn the benefits and sources of Vitamin C. Published 2009.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Child Care Fact Sheets

    Whole-Grain Foods

    Learn to recognize and add whole-grain foods to your menus. Published 2009.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Child Care Fact Sheets

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Convenience Foods: Comparing Nutrition

    Learn the nutritional advantages and disadvantages of convenience foods. Published 2010.

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    Child Care Fact Sheets

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Convenience Foods: Comparing Cost

    Advantages and disadvantages of the cost of convenience foods are featured in this fact sheet. Published 2010.

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    Child Care Fact Sheets

    Advantages and Disadvantages of Convenience Foods: Time and Labor

    What are the advantages and disadvantages of convenience foods when it comes to time and labor? Published 2010.

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    Child Care Fact Sheets

    Cost-Effective Shopping

    Learn tips to become a cost-effective shopper. Published 2010.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Child Care Fact Sheets

    Measuring and Weighing

    Success in food preparation depends on accurately weighing or measuring each ingredient. Published 2010.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Child Care Fact Sheets

    Planning a Budget

    A well planned budget will help assure you always have adequate resources to provide healthful meals that meet the CACFP requirements. Learn how to start a budget. Published 2010.

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    Child Care Fact Sheets

    Recipe Adjustment

    Learn the necessity of recipe adjustments and how to change the yield or the number of servings specified in a recipe. Published 2010.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Child Care Fact Sheets

    Portion Control

    Learn the advantages of portion control. Published 2010.

    TYPE: Excel - View or Download

    Child Care Fact Sheets

    Nutritional Benefits of Water

    Learn about helping young children get the water their bodies need. Published 2011.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Child Care Fact Sheets

    Nutritional Benefits of Milk

    Learn about the important role milk plays in the health of young children. Published 2011.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Child Care Fact Sheets

    Young Children and Daily Physical Needs

    Learn about the exercise and physical activity young children need. Published 2011.

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Child Care Mini-Posters

    Bottle Feeding

    colorful 8 ½" x 11" laminated mini-posters for use in child care centers. Bottle feeding. 2004. ET29-01

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Child Care Mini-Posters

    Bottle Feeding - Spanish version

    colorful 8 ½" x 11" laminated mini-posters for use in child care centers. Bottle feeding. Spanish version. ET29-01

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    Child Care Mini-Posters

    Breast Milk

    colorful 8 ½" x 11" laminated mini-posters for use in child care centers. Breast milk. 2004. ET29-01

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Child Care Mini-Posters

    Breast Milk - Spanish version

    colorful 8 ½" x 11" laminated mini-posters for use in child care centers. Breast milk. Spanish version. 2004. ET29-01

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    Child Care Mini-Posters

    Safe Handling of Baby Food

    colorful 8 ½" x 11" laminated mini-poster for use in child care centers. Focus on safe handling of baby food. 2004. ET29-01

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    Child Care Mini-Posters

    Safe Handling of Baby Food - Spanish version

    colorful 8 ½" x 11" laminated mini-posters for use in child care centers in Spanish. Focus on safe handling of baby food. 2004. ET29-01

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    Child Care Mini-Posters

    Diaper Changing Tips

    colorful 8 ½" x 11" laminated mini-poster for use in child care centers. Focus on safety tips in diaper changing. 2004. ET29-01

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    Child Care Mini-Posters

    Diaper Changing Tips - Spanish version

    colorful 8 ½" x 11" laminated mini-posters for use in child care centers in Spanish. Diaper changing tips. 2004. ET29-01

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    Child Care Mini-Posters

    Drown a Germ - Wash Your Hands

    colorful 8 ½" x 11" laminated mini-posters for use in child care centers. Hand washing. 2004. ET29-01

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    Child Care Mini-Posters

    Drown a Germ... Wash Your Hands! Spanish version

    colorful 8 ½" x 11" laminated mini-posters for use in child care centers in Spanish. Hand washing. 2004. ET29-01

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    Child Care Mini-Posters

    Food Safety Shopping Tips

    colorful 8 ½" x 11" laminated mini-poster for use in child care centers . Food safety and grocery shopping tips. 2004. ET29-01

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Child Care Mini-Posters

    Food Safety Shopping Tips - Spanish version

    colorful 8 ½" x 11" laminated mini-poster for use in child care centers in Spanish. Food safety and grocery shopping tips. 2004. ET29-01

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    Child Care Mini-Posters

    Keep Hot Foods Hot! Keep Cold Foods Cold!

    colorful 8 ½" x 11" mini-posters for use in child care centers. Safe temperature for foods. Revised 2010. ET29-01.

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    Child Care Mini-Posters

    Keep Hot Foods Hot! Keep Cold Foods Cold! Spanish version

    colorful 8 ½" x 11" mini-posters for use in child care centers in Spanish. Safe temperature for foods. Revised 2010. ET29-01

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    Child Care Mini-Posters

    Meat, poultry, and fish safety

    colorful 8 ½" x 11" laminated mini-posters for use in child care centers. Meat, poultry, and fish safety. 2004. ET29-01

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    Child Care Mini-Posters

    Meat, poultry, and fish safety - Spanish version

    colorful 8 ½" x 11" laminated mini-posters for use in child care centers in Spanish. Meat, poultry, and fish safety. 2004. ET29-01

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    Child Care Mini-Posters

    Prevent cross contamination

    colorful 8 ½" x 11" laminated mini-posters for use in child care centers . Preventing cross contamination and food safety. 2004. ET29-01

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    Child Care Mini-Posters

    Prevent cross contamination - Spanish version

    colorful 8 ½" x 11" laminated mini-posters for use in child care centers in Spanish. Preventing cross contamination, food safety. 2004. ET29-01

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    Child Care Mini-Posters

    Remember to Wash Hands...

    colorful 8 ½" x 11" laminated mini-posters for use in child care centers. Hand washing. 2004. ET29-01

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Child Care Mini-Posters

    Remember to Wash Hands... Spanish version

    colorful 8 ½" x 11" laminated mini-poster for use in child care centers in Spanish. Hand washing. 2004. ET29-01

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Competencies, Knowledge and Skills for Child Care Providers in CACFP Operations

    Resource

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Creating and Maintaining a Wellness Environment in Child Care Centers Participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

    Executive Summary

    Executive summary of research into the wellness environment in child care centers participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

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    Creating and Maintaining a Wellness Environment in Child Care Centers Participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

    Best Practices for Child Care Professionals Creating and Maintaining a Wellness Environment in Child Care Centers Participating in the CACFP - Executive Summary

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    Creditable Foods Guide, Washington State

    Creditable Foods Guide, Washington State

    Creditable Foods Guide for CACFP participants in Washington state. Revised March 2007

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    Culinary Videos for Child Care

    Video 2: Using Legumes to Reduce Food Costs

    TYPE: Video - View

    Culinary Videos for Child Care

    Video 3: Selecting and Preparing Nutritious Meat Dishes

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    Culinary Videos for Child Care

    Video 4: Standardized Recipes and Organized Workstations

    TYPE: Video - View

    Culinary Videos for Child Care

    Video 5: Selecting Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

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    Culinary Videos for Child Care

    Video 2: Using Legumes to Reduce Food Costs

    WMV version – right-click to download and save to your computer.

    Determining the Job Functions of Child Care Providers in CACFP Operations

    Executive Summary

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Employee Health and Personal Hygiene for Child Nutrition Professionals

    Employee Health and Personal Hygiene for Child Care Center Directors Guide

    Health and Personal Hygiene: Guidance for Child Care Center Directors

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Employee Health and Personal Hygiene for Child Nutrition Professionals

    Employee Health and Personal Hygiene for Child Care Center Staff Guide

    Health and Personal Hygiene Guide for Child Care Center Employees

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Employee Health and Personal Hygiene for Child Nutrition Professionals

    Child Care Employee Health and Personal Hygiene Video Mini-Series Part 1: Reporting Illness

    Always report your illness to your supervisor to prevent a foodborne illness outbreak. Use this Flash version to view online in streaming video.

    TYPE: Video -

    Get Flash to see this player.

    Employee Health and Personal Hygiene for Child Nutrition Professionals

    Child Care Employee Health and Personal Hygiene Video Mini-Series Part 1: Reporting Illness

    Always report your illness to your supervisor to prevent a foodborne illness outbreak. WMV version – right-click to download and save to your computer.

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    Employee Health and Personal Hygiene for Child Nutrition Professionals

    Child Care Employee Health and Personal Hygiene Video Mini-Series Part 2: Handling Illness

    Knowing when to exclude or restrict sick employees can help prevent the spread of a foodborne illness. Use this Flash version to view online in streaming video.

    TYPE: Video -

    Get Flash to see this player.

    Employee Health and Personal Hygiene for Child Nutrition Professionals

    Child Care Employee Health and Personal Hygiene Video Mini-Series Part 2: Handling Illness

    Knowing when to exclude or restrict sick employees can help prevent the spread of a foodborne illness. WMV version – right-click to download and save to your computer.

    TYPE: Video - View or Download

    Employee Health and Personal Hygiene for Child Nutrition Professionals

    Child Care Employee Health and Personal Hygiene Video Mini-Series Part 3: Preventing Illness

    Improper employee health and hygiene can cause a foodborne illness outbreak. Use this Flash version to view online in streaming video.

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    Get Flash to see this player.

    Employee Health and Personal Hygiene for Child Nutrition Professionals

    Child Care Employee Health and Personal Hygiene Video Mini-Series Part 3: Preventing Illness

    Improper employee health and hygiene can cause a foodborne illness outbreak. WMV version – right-click to download and save to your computer.

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    Employee Health and Personal Hygiene for Child Nutrition Professionals

    Employee Health and Personal Hygiene for Family Child Care

    This resource is designed for family child care professionals to learn about proper employee health and personal hygiene. It walks through the three critical areas of food safety when it comes to preventing

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    Family Child Care FUNdamentals

    Comprehensive Instructor's Manual

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Family Child Care FUNdamentals

    Comprehensive Participant's Workbook

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Family Child Care FUNdamentals

    Lesson 1 Health and Wellness - presentation

    TYPE: PowerPoint - View or Download

    Family Child Care FUNdamentals

    Lesson 2 Selecting a Variety of Fruits, Vegetables, and Whole Grains - presentation

    TYPE: PowerPoint - View or Download

    Family Child Care FUNdamentals

    Lesson 3 Cost-Effective Shopping - presentation

    TYPE: PowerPoint - View or Download

    Family Child Care FUNdamentals

    Lesson 4 Food Safety Fundamentals - presentation

    TYPE: PowerPoint - View or Download

    Family Child Care FUNdamentals

    Lesson 5 Mealtime Procedures - presentation

    TYPE: PowerPoint - View or Download

    Family Child Care FUNdamentals

    Lesson 6 Food Allergies and Intolerances - presentation

    TYPE: PowerPoint - View or Download

    Family Child Care FUNdamentals

    Lesson 7 Infants and Development - presentation

    TYPE: PowerPoint - View or Download

    Family Child Care FUNdamentals

    Lesson 2 Whole Grain Wall of Fame Signs

    TYPE: PowerPoint - View or Download

    Family Child Care FUNdamentals

    Lesson 4 Contamination Posters

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Family Child Care FUNdamentals

    Lesson 5 Mealtime Procedures Signs

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Family Child Care FUNdamentals

    Introduction and Cover - Instructor's Manual

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Family Child Care FUNdamentals

    Lesson 1 Health and Wellness - Participant's Workbook

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Family Child Care FUNdamentals

    Introduction and Cover - Participant's Workbook

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Family Child Care FUNdamentals

    Lesson 1 Health and Wellness - Instructor's Manual

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Family Child Care FUNdamentals

    Lesson 2 Selecting a Variety of Fruits, Vegetables, and Whole Grains - Instructor's Manual

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Family Child Care FUNdamentals

    Lesson 2 Selecting a Variety of Fruits, Vegetables, and Whole Grains - Participant's Workbook

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Family Child Care FUNdamentals

    Lesson 3 Cost-Effective Shopping - Instructor's Manual

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Family Child Care FUNdamentals

    Lesson 3 Cost-Effective Shopping - Participant's Workbook

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Family Child Care FUNdamentals

    Lesson 4 Food Safety Fundamentals - Instructor's Manual

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Family Child Care FUNdamentals

    Lesson 4 Food Safety Fundamentals - Participant's Workbook

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Family Child Care FUNdamentals

    Lesson 5 Mealtime Procedures - Instructor's Manual

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Family Child Care FUNdamentals

    Lesson 5 Mealtime Procedures - Participant's Workbook

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Family Child Care FUNdamentals

    Lesson 6 Food Allergies and Intolerances - Instructor's Manual

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Family Child Care FUNdamentals

    Lesson 6 Food Allergies and Intolerances - Participant's Workbook

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Family Child Care FUNdamentals

    Lesson 7 Infants and Development - Instructor's Manual

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Family Child Care FUNdamentals

    Lesson 7 Infants and Development - Participant's Workbook

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Feeding Young Children in Group Settings

    Feeding Young Children in Group Settings

    Feeding Young Children in Group Settings is an educational project developed by the University of Idaho, designed to help caregivers provide a nurturing feeding environment for children. Download the free

    TYPE: - View

    Food Purchasing for Child Care

    Instructor's Manual

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Food Purchasing for Child Care

    Participant's Workbook

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Food Purchasing for Child Care

    Presentation

    PowerPoint presentation

    TYPE: PowerPoint - View or Download

    Food Safety in Child Care (formerly Serving Safe Food in Child Care)

    Instructor's Manual

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Food Safety in Child Care (formerly Serving Safe Food in Child Care)

    Participant's Workbook

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Food Safety in Child Care (formerly Serving Safe Food in Child Care)

    Calibrating Thermometers in Child Care - Streaming Video

    Use this Flash version to view online in streaming video.

    TYPE: Video -

    Get Flash to see this player.

    Food Safety in Child Care (formerly Serving Safe Food in Child Care)

    Calibrating Thermometers in Child Care - Video

    Use this WMV version to download and save to your computer.

    TYPE: Video - View or Download

    Food Safety in Child Care (formerly Serving Safe Food in Child Care)

    Using Thermometers in Child Care - Streaming Video

    Use this Flash version to view online in streaming video.

    TYPE: Video -

    Get Flash to see this player.

    Food Safety in Child Care (formerly Serving Safe Food in Child Care)

    Using Thermometers in Child Care - Video

    Use this WMV version to download and save to your computer.

    TYPE: Video - View or Download

    Food Safety in Child Care (formerly Serving Safe Food in Child Care)

    Pre- and Post-Assessment

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    Food Safety in Child Care (formerly Serving Safe Food in Child Care)

    Serving Safe Food in Child Care Trainer's Guide

    Previous version of trainer's guide - for trainers currently training on Serving Safe Food in Child Care.

    Food Safety in Family Child Care Resource Guide

    Resource Guide

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    Food Safety in the Child Care Food Program - Spanish

    Food Safety in the Child Care Food Program - Spanish

    Guidance to serving safe food in child care, developed by the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Child Nutrition Programs. Spanish version. Nov. 2004.

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    Food Safety in the Child Care Food Program: Guidance for Child Care Providers

    Food Safety in the Child Care Food Program: Guidance for Child Care Providers

    Guidance to serving safe food in child care, developed by the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Child Nutrition Programs. Nov. 2004.

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    Food Safety Mini-Posters

    Clean and Sanitize Bottles for Infant Feeding

    Colorful mini-poster provides step-by-step guidance on preparing bottles to use in infant feeding. 2015.

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    Healthy Families Newsletter

    January 2010

    Learn about food lingo, nutrient-rich produce values, and winter walking. Make your wintertime more colorful by trying the recipe for Delightful Waldorf Salad. Published 2010.

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    Healthy Families Newsletter

    February 2010

    Try five tasty ways to enjoy nutrient-rich value for your produce dollars. Learn to get strong without spending a fortune and how to reduce kitchen waste and save money. Warm up your February with the

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    Healthy Families Newsletter

    March 2010

    Learn to make grocery shopping with kids fun and green. Also featured are fun ways to get moving on a budget. Reuse, declutter, and simplify your life and try the recipe for Oatmeal Pear Breakfast Casserole

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    Healthy Families Newsletter

    April 2010

    Enjoy spring by starting a simple vegetable garden. Get fit with gardening and learn to compost at home. Try the yummy recipe for Creamy Pasta with Peas and Asparagus. Published 2010.

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    Healthy Families Newsletter

    May 2010

    Learn ways to save with green refrigerator habits and how to make your fitness habits greener. Rev up your recycling and try the recipe for a colorful Broccoli and Red Pepper Stir-Fry. Published 2010.

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    Healthy Families Newsletter

    July 2010

    In July, stay hydrated and go green with drinking water. Participate in an active "staycation," and enjoy a greener farmers' market visit. Try the recipe for Thai Beef Wok-N-Roll-Ups. Published 2010.

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    ICN Insights

    Insight No. 15 -- Training Needs of Child Care Center Staff Involved in the Child and Adult Care Food Program - Results of Focus Group Meetings

    Research on the training needs for child care centers participating in the CACFP. Summer 2000.

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    ICN Insights

    Insight No. 18 -- Job Duties, Competencies, Knowledge, and Skills of Sponsor Monitors of Family Day Care Homes Participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

    A three-phase research study to identify job duties, competencies, knowledge, and skills of sponsor monitors in the CACFP environment. Winter 2002.

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    ICN Insights

    Insight No. 21 -- Steps to Nutrition Success Checklist ...a Program Self-Assessment Tool for Family Day Care Home and Child Care Center Providers Participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

    Research study to develop a program self-assessment checklist based on established standards that focus on the needs of family day care providers participating in the CACFP. Summer 2003.

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    ICN Insights

    Insight No. 42 -- Child Care Providers Partner with NFSMI, ARD to Develop a Best Practice Wellness Resource for Child Care Centers

    Research into best practices and factors that contribute to creating and maintaining a wellness environment in child care results in new online resources. 2011.

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    ICN Insights

    Insight No. 56 -- Identifying Competencies, Knowledge, and Skills for Child Care Providers in CACFP Operations

    The purpose of this study was to identify the competencies, knowledge, and skills needed by child care professionals to effectively maintain nutrition standards in child care settings.

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    Identification of Available Training Resources Appropriate for Family Day Care Home Providers

    Report

    Research on training resources available for Family Day Care Home providers, gaps in training resources, and information to plan for training that meets the needs of FDCH providers. Published 2003. R61-03

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    Instructor's Manual Appendix

    Instructor's Manual Appendix

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    Introduction to the Child and Adult Care Food Program

    Instructor's Manual

    Published March 1, 2017.

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    Introduction to the Child and Adult Care Food Program

    Participant's Workbook

    Published March 1, 2017.

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    Introduction to the Child and Adult Care Food Program

    Presentation

    PowerPoint. Published March 1, 2017.

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    Job Functions/Duties, Competencies, Knowledge, and Skills of Sponsor Monitors Participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

    Research-based job description template

    Report includes competencies, knowledge and skill statements, and a sample job description for sponsor monitors for family day care home providers participating in CACFP. Published 2002. R53-02.

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    Lesson 2 Slides

    Lesson 2 Slides

    Serving Safe Food in Child Care - Lesson 2 - Separate

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    Lesson 3: Estimating Quantities Presentation

    Lesson 3: Estimating Quantities Presentation

    PowerPoint presentation

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    Lesson 4: Following the Rules Presentation

    Lesson 4: Following the Rules Presentation

    PowerPoint Presentation

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    Lesson 5: Understanding Ethics Presentation

    Lesson 5: Understanding Ethics Presentation

    PowerPoint Presentation

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    Lesson 6: Food Vendor Choices Presentation

    Lesson 6: Food Vendor Choices Presentation

    PowerPoint Presentation

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    Lesson 7: Receiving, Storing, and Preparing Meals Presentation

    Lesson 7: Receiving, Storing, and Preparing Meals Presentation

    PowerPoint Presentation

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    Management Issues Impacting Family Day Care Homes Operating Within the Child and Adult Care Food Program Guidelines: A Review of Literature

    Report

    Examines available child care literature as it relates to management issues and concerns impacting family day care homes operating within the CACFP framework. Published 2003. R60-03.

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    Menu Templates

    Menu Template

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    Menus for Child Care

    Menus for Child Care #1

    Eight complete weekly menus meeting CACFP Meal Pattern requirements. 2008. ET76-08.

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    Menus for Child Care

    Menus for Child Care #2

    Four sets of four-week cycle menus for child care. 2009. ET76-09.

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    Menus for Child Care

    Menus for Child Care #3

    Two sets of four-week cycle menus for child care. 2010. ET-05

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    More Than Mud Pies - Sixth Edition.

    More Than Mud Pies - Complete Book

    Complete book with all 54 lessons in full color.

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    MyPlate Webinar Series

    Incorporating MyPlate in the Child Care Classroom Webinar

    Incorporating MyPlate in the Child Care Classroom was presented on February 7, 2013. Christanne provided strategies child care professionals can use to motivate parents to use MyPlate at home, resources

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    Nutrition and Wellness in Child Care Centers Participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

    Technical Report

    Published 8/1/2016.

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    Nutrition and Wellness in Child Care Centers Participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

    Executive Summary

    Published 8/1/2016.

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    NY State: Crediting Foods in CACFP

    NY State: Crediting Foods in CACFP

    New York State Department of Health resource on crediting foods on the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

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    Participant's Manual Post Assessment and Appendix

    Participant's Manual Post Assessment and Appendix

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Participant’s Workbook Lesson 2: Creating Grocery Lists

    Participant’s Workbook Lesson 2: Creating Grocery Lists

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    Participant’s Workbook Lesson 3: Estimating Quantities

    Participant’s Workbook Lesson 3: Estimating Quantities

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    Participant’s Workbook Lesson 4: Following the Rules

    Participant’s Workbook Lesson 4: Following the Rules

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    Participant’s Workbook Lesson 5: Understanding Ethics

    Participant’s Workbook Lesson 5: Understanding Ethics

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    Participant’s Workbook Lesson 6: Food Vendor Choices

    Participant’s Workbook Lesson 6: Food Vendor Choices

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    Participant’s Workbook Lesson 7: Receiving, Storing, and Preparing Meals

    Participant’s Workbook Lesson 7: Receiving, Storing, and Preparing Meals

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    Poster: Best Practices for Creating and Maintaining a Wellness Environment in Child Care Centers Participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

    Poster: Best Practices for Creating and Maintaining a Wellness Environment in Child Care Centers Participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

    The poster describes the research method and steps to developing the NFSMI Best Practice Resource for Child Care Professionals Creating and Maintaining a Wellness Environment in Child Care Centers Participating

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    PowerPoint Presentation

    PowerPoint Presentation

    PowerPoint Presentation for Happy Mealtimes for Healthy Kids 2nd Edition

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    Procurement Practices Influencing Programs Operating Within the Guidelines of the Child and Adult Care Food Program: A Review of Literature

    Report

    A review of existing literature on research efforts related to procurement practices of CACFP participants. Published 2005. R83-05.

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    Ready, Set, Go! Creating and Maintaining a Wellness Environment in Child Care Centers Participating in the CACFP

    Resource

    Best practice resource for developing a wellness environment in child care centers.

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    Ready, Set, Go! Creating and Maintaining a Wellness Environment in Child Care Centers Participating in the CACFP

    Poster: Ready, Set, Go!

    Poster: Ready, Set, Go! The Development of a Research-Based Resource for Child Care Professionals Participating in the CACFP, presented in Philadelphia, PA on October 8, 2012, at the 2012 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo

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    References for the Instructor Guide

    References for the Instructor Guide

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    References for the Participant Manual

    References for the Participant Manual

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    Report on the Development of A Parent Foodservice Survey for Young Children

    Report on the Development of A Parent Foodservice Survey for Young Children

    A study to access perceptions of meals, snack, and the eating environment provided by child care and Head Start programs nationwide who operate under the CACFP. Published 2005. R87-05

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    Section 10 - Prices and Awards

    Section 10 - Prices and Awards

    Section 10 of the Participant Manual

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    Section 10 - Prices and Awards

    Section 10 - Prices and Awards

    Section 10 of the Instructor Guide

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    Section 11 - Final Steps

    Section 11 - Final Steps

    Section 11 of the Participant Manual

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    Section 11 - Final Steps

    Section 11 - Final Steps

    Section 11 of the Instructor Guide

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    Section 12 - Management Issues

    Section 12 - Management Issues

    Section 12 of the Participant Manual

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    Section 12 - Management Issues

    Section 12 - Management Issues

    Section 12 of the Instructor Guide

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    Section 8 - Most Efficient Place to Purchase

    Section 8 - Most Efficient Place to Purchase

    Section 8 of the Participant Manual

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    Section 8 - Most Efficient Place to Purchase

    Section 8 - Most Efficient Place to Purchase

    Section 8 of the Instructor Guide

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    Steps to Nutrition Success Checklist: A Program Self-Assessment Checklist for Family Day Care Home and Child Care Center Providers Participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

    Combined Report and Checklists

    Research study and program self-assessment checklist for child care operations. 2003.

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    Steps to Nutrition Success Checklist: A Program Self-Assessment Checklist for Family Day Care Home and Child Care Center Providers Participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

    Checklist for Child Care Centers

    Program self-assessment tool for child care center providers participating in the CACFP. 2003

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Training and Educational Resource Needs of Child Care Professionals Participating in the CACFP

    Executive Summary

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    Training and Educational Resource Needs of Child Care Professionals Participating in the CACFP

    Technical Report

    TYPE: PDF - View or Download

    USDA Recipes for Child Care

    USDA Recipes for Child Care - Alphabetical by Recipe Name

    Quantity recipes for child care providers participating in the USDA’S Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). 2014.

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    USDA Recipes for Child Care

    USDA Recipes for Child Care - Numerical by Page Number

    Quantity recipes for child care providers participating in the USDA’S Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). 2014.

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    What's Cookin' II

    What's Cookin' II

    Published by the Nebraska Department of Education Nutrition Services. 171 new recipes and suggested menus have been child-tested and checked for nutrition quality, CACFP creditability, ease of preparation and cost

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    Wrap Up Activity

    Wrap Up Activity

    Activity Sheet for Serving Safe Food in Child Care Webinar 2.

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