Food Purchasing for Child Care

Food Purchasing for Child Care is a key resource for training child care professionals on cost-efficient methods for purchasing food.  This resource reflects good purchasing practices and current federal regulations, and is intended as an overview for child care professionals. 

Topics include planning menus, developing an organized grocery list, estimating the amount of foods to purchase, selecting a qualified vendor, and placing orders. The resource includes an Instructor's Manual, Participant's Workbook, and PowerPoint® presentations.  Published 2014.

               

                                                                                        


Complete Instructor's Manual
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Complete Participant's Workbook
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Preliminary Pages for the Instructor's Manual
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Preliminary Pages for the Participant's Workbook
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Introduction - Presentation
PowerPoint presentation
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Instructor's Manual Lesson 1: Working with the Menu
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Lesson 1: Working with the Menu Presentation
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Participant's Workbook Lesson 1: Working with the Menu
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Instructor's Manual Lesson 2: Creating Grocery Lists
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Lesson 2: Creating Grocery Lists Presentation
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Participant’s Workbook Lesson 2: Creating Grocery Lists
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Instructor's Manual Lesson 3: Estimating Quantities
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Lesson 3: Estimating Quantities Presentation
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Participant’s Workbook Lesson 3: Estimating Quantities
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Instructor's Manual Lesson 4: Following the Rules
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Lesson 4: Following the Rules Presentation
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Participant’s Workbook Lesson 4: Following the Rules
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Instructor's Manual Lesson 5: Understanding Ethics
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Lesson 5: Understanding Ethics Presentation
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Participant’s Workbook Lesson 5: Understanding Ethics
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Instructor's Manual Lesson 6: Food Vendor Choices
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Lesson 6: Food Vendor Choices Presentation
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Participant’s Workbook Lesson 6: Food Vendor Choices
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Instructor's Manual Lesson 7: Receiving, Storing, and Preparing Meals
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Lesson 7: Receiving, Storing, and Preparing Meals Presentation
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Participant’s Workbook Lesson 7: Receiving, Storing, and Preparing Meals
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Instructor's Manual Appendix
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Participant's Manual Post Assessment and Appendix
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