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 | 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 | Webinars/Videos
CACFP Halftime Webinar: Como puede apoyar la lactancia en el CACFP

Este seminario web se enfoca en cómo los centros de cuidado infantil y los hogares de cuidado infantil que participan en el Programa de Alimentos para el Cuidado de Niños y Adultos (CACFP) pueden apoyar la lactancia materna.  

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 | 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.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CACFP Halftime Webinar: How to Support Breastfeeding in CACFP

This webinar focuses on how child care centers and family child care homes that participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program can support breastfeeding.

Resource | Books
TN 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!