Resource | Recipes
Team Nutrition Cooks

Team Nutrition Cooks! is a series of cooking-based nutrition activities for out-of-school and afterschool programs, for children around ages 8 to 12 years old. These activities can spark children’s interest in trying new foods and help empower them with skills for independence. Cooking can also help kids become more interested in making healthy food choices that can help build and support good eating habits throughout their lifetime.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CACFP Trainer’s Tools: Feeding Infants: Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers in a Child Care Site

This video is from Lesson 3 of the CACFP Trainer’s Tools: Feeding Infants kit  It contains suggestions for creating a breastfeeding-friendly environment, best practices parents can follow for labeling and transporting breastmilk to a child care site, and it introduces the Breastfed Babies Welcome Here! A Mother’s Guide as a resource for breastfeeding mothers.

Resource | Recipes
Multicultural Child Care Recipes

USDA Standardized Recipes: Now Available in Spanish!

Resource | Technical Assistance
Feeding Infants in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

This is a training tool for CACFP operators with infants discusses the infant meal pattern, developmental readiness, hunger and fullness signs, handling  breastmilk and infant formula, solid foods, what is creditable, and more.

Resource | Nutrition Education
Breastfed Babies Welcome Here

The Breastfed Babies Welcome Here! resource contains communication tools Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) operators can use to let mothers and families know that breastfed babies are welcome at their child care site. It includes a mother's guide, poster, and a message graphic.

Resource | Newsletters
Nibbles for Health: Nutrition Newsletters for Parents of Young Children

These colorful and engaging newsletters for parents of young children can be shared by Child and Adult Care Food Program providers to communicate information about popular nutrition topics. There are 12 newsletters available in both English and Spanish.

Resource | Nutrition Education
MyPlate Guide To School Breakfast

This infographic highlights healthy foods that are part of a balanced school breakfast.  Learn about why eating breakfast is important for learning, and how parents can help their child eat a healthy breakfast at school.

Resource | Books
Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Electronic Media Use in CACFP

This easy-to-read summary highlights findings that answer these questions: (1) What are the biggest nutrition and wellness challenges for child care? (2) What do providers need to overcome these challenges? (3) What are the best ways for providers to receive training and resources?

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Healthier Middle Schools: Everyone Can Help

Healthier Middle Schools: Everyone Can Help is a series of communication tools designed to help you engage teachers, parents, food service managers and students in school wellness efforts.

Resource | Books
Team Nutrition Popular Events Idea Booklet

Are you looking for fun ways to promote nutrition and physical activity at your elementary or middle school? Use this events idea booklet to get started!