2017 Mealtime Memo


November 2017: Food Safety is Important All Year
Proper care of food is important from start to consumption. This includes purchasing, growing, storing, cooking, and eating the food. Therefore, this memo will feature the different steps of food safety: Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill.
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October 2017: Harvest Season
Some may think that all cider sold at cider mills is good for you; however, this memo will discuss how it may be harmful for certain individuals to consume.
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September 2017: Updated Meal Pattern
This memo will provide a review of the CACFP meal pattern updates and changes that takes effect October 1, 2017.
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August 2017: Physical Activity for Young Children
Physical activity is any movement of the body that requires it to use more energy than it would in a resting state. Therefore, this memo will feature the benefits of incorporating active play in your child care facility.
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July 2017: Appropriate Eating for Young Children
This memo provides information to help you provide meals that are appropriate and nutritious for young children.
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June 2017: Nutritious Foods for Infants
Good nutrition is one of the most important components of healthy growth and development during the first year. This memo features ways to support infants with having good nutrition.
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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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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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March 2017: What About Those Fabulous Fruits
This memo features how the updated meal pattern separates the fruits from the vegetables to help increase variety and consumption.
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February 2017: Veggies, Yum! Providing Opportunities for Children to Like and Try Vegetables
This memo features a variety of ways for introducing vegetables to young children. Additionally, it includes the updated CACFP meal pattern requirements for vegetables.
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January 2017: CACFP Meal Patterns in the New Year
This memo features three ways for planning to implement the updated Child and Adult Care Food Program Meal Patterns.
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