The Department of Agriculture's Team Nutrition is pleased to bring you this colorful new publication entitled Building Blocks for Fun and Healthy Meals--A Menu Planner for the Child and Adult Care Food Program. This menu planner contains information on the CACFP meal requirements, advice on how to serve high quality meals and snacks, menu planning, nutrition education ideas and tips, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the USDA Food Guide Pyramid, food safety facts, sample menus, and much more.
Available in PDF:
Chapter 1 : Planning to Meet Children's Food Needs
Chapter 2 : CACFP Meal Patterns
Chapter 3: Tools for Planning Quality Meals
Chapter 4: ABC's of Successful Menu Planning
Chapter 5: Quality Meals
Chapter 6: Menu Planning Records
Chapter 7: Feeding Children Responsively
Appendix A: Infant and Child Lifesaving Steps
Appendix B: What Foods Are Good Sources of Vitamin A, Vitamin, C, Calcium, and Iron?
Appendix C: Acceptable Grains/Breads
Appendix D: Major Nutrients
Appendix E: How to Trim the Fat
Appendix F: USDA Food Guide Pyramid for Children
Appendix G: Nutrient Descriptors and Their Definitions
Appendix H: Information Resources
Appendix I: Evaluating What You Have Planned
Appendix J: Keeping Kids Safe
Appendix K: Sample Menu Production Record
Appendix L: Common Weights and Measures
Appendix M: What is the Child Nutrition Labeling Program?