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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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 for proper handwashing, and additional methods for cleaning equipment.
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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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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 foods separate, and good practices for bagging groceries.
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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 using meat alternates.
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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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June 2014: Nutrition Education: Why, When, Where, and How
Nutrition Education: Why, When, Where, and How will provide information on the importance of giving children nutrition education at an early age. It will provide information on how, where, and when to provide it and most importantly why nutrition education is important to incorporate in children's lives and routine at an early age.
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May 2014: Feeding Infants
May Mealtime Memo Feeding Infants will give you information on how to feed and introduce solid foods to infants.
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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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March 2014: Healthy Meals on a Budget
March 2014 Mealtime Memo will give ideas for purchasing and serving credible nutritious meals while being on a budget
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February 2014: Play Time is the Best Time
February 2014 Mealtime Memo will provide you with strategies to use to help keep your children active throughout the day while in your care.
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January 2014: New Year, New Healthy Food Choices
January 2014 Mealtime Memo will provide you with strategies to use to help young children make healthy food choices.
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