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Feeding Infants in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

FNS Document #
786
Resource type
Technical Assistance & Guidance
Nutrition Education
Technical Assistance
Worksheets
Feeding Infants in the CACFP Guide

[English]

guide

[Spanish]

Feeding Infants in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) guide is a training tool for CACFP operators with infants enrolled at their child care site. It covers topics such as the infant meal pattern, developmental readiness, hunger and fullness signs, handling and storing breastmilk and infant formula, solid foods, what is creditable in the infant meal pattern, and much more. Find parent communication tools, child care provider handouts, practice scenarios, and check your knowledge questions in this guide as well.

Availability

Order Print Copies: [English] [Spanish]. These are available for schools, CACFP providers, sponsoring organizations, and state agencies that participate in or administer one of USDA’s child nutrition programs. All are welcome to download these materials and make copies. To download the file, please right-click on the link and "save link as."

Training Resources
  • Crediting Store-Bought Combination Baby Foods in the CACFP Training Worksheet [English] [Spanish]
  • Feeding Infants Using Ounce Equivalents for Grains in the CACFP Training Worksheet [English] [Spanish]
Chapters
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Introduction

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Introduction

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Chapter 1: Giving Babies a Healthy Start

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Chapter 2: Feeding the Breastfed Baby
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Chapter 3: Feeding the Formula-Fed Baby
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Chapter 4: Handling and Storing Breastmilk and Infant Formula

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Chapter 5: Feeding a Baby Using a Bottle and Cup

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Chapter 6: Feeding Solid Foods

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Chapter 7: Buying and Preparing Baby Foods

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Chapter 8: Safe Food Preparation

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Chapter 9: Choking Prevention

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Chapter 10: Food Allergies and Intolerances

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Chapter 11: Caring for Babies’ Gums and Teeth

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Chapter 12: Partnering With Families

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Appendixes
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Appendix A: Sample Infant Daily Activity Chart

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Appendix B: Sample Infant Menu (6 Through 11 Months)

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Appendix C: Infant Meal Pattern

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Appendix D: Choose Breakfast Cereals That Are Lower in Added Sugars [English] [Spanish]

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Appendix E: Choose Yogurts That Are Lower in Added Sugars [English] [Spanish]

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Appendix F: Infant Foods List [English] [Spanish]

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Appendix G: CACFP Questions and Answers [English] [Spanish]

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 Appendix H: Feeding Infants Pre- and Post-Test [English] [Spanish]

 

Communication Tools for Parents

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For Parents: Is Your Baby Ready for Solid Foods?

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For Parents: Breastfeeding? Tell Us About Your Breastfed Baby!

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For Parents: Feeding Your Baby Infant Formula? Tell Us More!

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For Parents: What Is Your Baby Eating? Let Us Know!

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For Parents: Making Sure Your Baby Gets Enough Iron

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For Parents: Varying Your Baby’s Veggies

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Communication Tools for Child Care Providers
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For Child Care Providers: Feeding Babies in Their First Year

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For Child Care Providers: Keeping Solid Foods Safe

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For Child Care Providers: Hand Washing

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For Child Care Providers: Making Foods Safer for Baby

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10/27/2019