CARE Connection: Food Purchasing

Lessons and materials on food purchasing for child care providers participating in the CACFP.

Other NFSMI Resources:
Food Purchasing for Child Care Centers


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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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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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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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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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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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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Family Materials - Shopping Adventures
Grocery shopping with children. 2010.
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