Looking for recipe ideas to jazz up your menus? The “Cooking up Healthy Habits: A Guide to CACFP Meals,” formally known as the “CACFP Menu Planning Guide” includes eight weeks of sample menus as well as recipes standardized to meet CACFP meal pattern requirements. Other items included are information on healthy food substitutions and cooking methods and tips for transitioning kids to healthier foods.
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Provided by USDA's Team Nutrition, this is the first major revision of the Quantity Recipes for Child Care Centers since 1979. This collection contains standardized recipes and kitchen tips that will help centers put together great tasting, nutritious meals that young children will love. The revised recipe collection includes 141 new recipes, 43 information cards which address a variety of food service topics, and a "Working with the Recipes" section which explains the recipes format and how to use them.
The Institute provides valuable resources on-line for both Adult Day Care and Child Care Centers/Providers.