Resource | Technical Assistance
Child Nutrition Database

The Child Nutrition Database (CNDB)  is a required part of the nutrient analysis software approved by USDA for use in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. It is a nutrient database of over 10,000 food items.

Resource | Recipes | Nutrition Education and Promotion
Multicultural Child Care Recipes
Resource | Posters
Offer versus Serve National School Lunch Program Posters

Resources for signage to educate students in selecting a reimbursable lunch under Offer versus Serve. Teachers and school foodservice professionals will find these posters help students more quickly select the foods in the lunch line that make up a reimbursable meal.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Graphics Library

Jazz up your elementary school menus and encourage healthy choices with these graphics from Team Nutrition.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CACFP Trainers’ Circle: Interactive In-Person Training

This webinar shows interactive approaches used by the Maryland State Department of Education and the Texas Department of Agriculture to actively engage participants during in-person CACFP trainings.

Resource | Nutrition Education
The Great Garden Detective Adventure: A Standards-Based Gardening Nutrition Curriculum for Grades 3 and 4

Discover what fruits and vegetables are sweetest, crunchiest, and juiciest through a series of investigations and fun experiences connecting the school garden to the classroom, school cafeteria, and home. This eleven-lesson curriculum for 3rd and 4th grades includes bulletin board materials, veggie dice, fruit and vegetable flash cards, and ten issues of Garden Detective News for parents/caregivers.

Resource | Nutrition Education
Grow It, Try It, Like It! Fun with Fruits and Vegetables at Family Child Care

This resource is designed to help Child and Adult Care Food Program operators provide garden-based nutrition education for children ages 3 through 5 years in family child care settings.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Additional Meat/Meat Alternate Options for CNPs: Crediting Tempeh and Surimi

The webinar, Additional Meat/Meat Alternate Options for Child Nutrition Programs: Crediting Tempeh and Surimi, provides an overview of the crediting updates resulting from the Request for Information and provides crediting technical assistance with hands-on practice specifically for tempeh and surimi.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Moving Forward: Update on Food Crediting in Child Nutrition Programs with Guidance for Dried Meat Products

The webinar, Moving Forward: Update on Food Crediting in Child Nutrition Programs with Guidance for Dried Meat Products, provides an overview of the crediting updates resulting from the Request for Information and provides crediting technical assistance with hands-on practice specifically for dried meat products.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Celebrate National Farm to School Month in Early Care and Education Settings: Farm to CACFP

Co-hosted by USDA FNS’s Team Nutrition initiative and the Office of Community Food Systems on October 25, 2018, this hour-long webinar focuses on how local foods and nutrition and food education can be incorporated in CACFP settings.