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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November 2013: Lactose Intolerance - What Is It?
This resource defines lactose intolerance and gives tips for managing food intolerances.
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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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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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August 2013: The Basic Guide to Family Style Dining - Part 1
This resource outlines the benefits of incorporating family style dining in child care programs.
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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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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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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 breastfeeding areas, and safely handling and storing expressed milk. This resource also includes a nutrition tip, a nutrition fact, a CACFP Rock Star, a fruit or vegetable of the month, and the latest information for CACFP participants.
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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 month, and the latest information for CACFP participants.
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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 the latest information for CACFP participants.
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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 subject areas such as a nutrition tip, a nutrition fact, a CACFP Rock Star, a fruit or vegetable of the month, and the latest information for CACFP participants.
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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 tip, a nutrition fact, a CACFP Rock Star, a fruit or vegetable of the month, and the latest information for CACFP participants.
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