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Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2018-0032

Menu Planner

The Menu Planner for School Meals: School Year 2018-2019 is a comprehensive guide for local school nutrition professionals to assist them with developing healthy, safe, affordable, and appealing school meals and snacks that meet the meal pattern requirements.

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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

CACFP Meal Pattern Training Slides

Inspired by Team Nutrition’s CACFP Halftime: Thirty on Thursdays Training Webinars, these ready-to-go presentation slides can be used by state agencies, sponsoring organizations, and others to train providers, operators, and menu planners on the CACFP meal patterns.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Diapositivas de capacitación sobre el patrón de comidas del Programa de Alimentos para Cuidado de Niños y Adultos

Estas diapositivas están inspiradas en los seminarios web de Team Nutrition de Medio tiempo del CACFP: Treinta los jueves. Las agencias estatales, las organizaciones patrocinadoras y otros pueden usar estas diapositivas para capacitar proveedores, operadores y planificadores de los menús sobre los patrones de comidas del Programa de Alimentos para el Cuidado de Niños y Adultos (CACFP, por sus siglas en inglés). 

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 | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Local School Wellness Policy

Local wellness policies are an important tool for parents, local educational agencies and school districts in promoting student wellness, preventing and reducing childhood obesity, and providing assurance that school meal nutrition guidelines meet the minimum federal school meal standards.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Feeding Infants in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

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

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Alimentación para Bebés en el Programa de Alimentos para el Cuidado de Niños y Adultos

Esta herramienta de capacitación para los operadores del CACFP con bebés matriculados en su sitio de cuidado infantil cubre temas como el patrón de comidas para bebés, el desarrollo del bebé, las señales de hambre y de saciedad, el manejo y almacenamiento de la leche materna y la fórmula infantil, los alimentos sólidos, lo que es acreditable en el patrón de comidas para bebés y mucho más.

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Multicultural Child Care Recipes

USDA Standardized Recipes: Now Available in Spanish!

Resource | Worksheets

Serving School Meals to Preschoolers

This four-page worksheet assists National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program operators in planning menus that meet the preschool meal pattern.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance | FNS-GD-2018-0001

Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs

The Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs has all of the current information in one manual to help you and your purchasing agent buy the right amount of food and the appropriate type of food for your program(s), and determine the specific contribution each food makes toward the meal pattern requirements.