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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2009-11: 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 a week's worth of breakfast, lunch, and snack menus. Revised September 2013.
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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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2009-09: 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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2009-08: 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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2009-07: 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, lunch, and snack, with tips for preparing emergency meals.
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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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2009-05: 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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2009-04: 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. Revised September 2013.
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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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2009-02: 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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2009-01: Memorable Mealtimes: Putting it all Together
As adults, we set expectations and tone of the mealtime. Learn how to make mealtimes the highpoint of the day for both us and the children in our care. Recipe for Vegetable Chili D-26.
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