April 2023 – Nutrition Facts Labels and the CACFP

The Nutrition Facts label on food packages provides helpful information. For example, it features key information for crediting tofu and determining if a yogurt or cereal meets the sugar limit requirements in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). It is a great tool to use when planning menus to determine creditable foods.

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2023-03-27T15:36:15-05:00March 27th, 2023|

March 2023 – National Nutrition Month®

Ways to Celebrate National Nutrition Month®

Depending on where you live, March may bring the end of gray, wintery weather. Chase away the gloom and foster excitement by celebrating National Nutrition Month®! It is a timely way to renew interest in the fresh foods that will soon be in local markets.

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2023-03-09T13:28:55-06:00March 1st, 2023|

February 2023 – Child Nutrition (CN) Labels

Are you confused by child nutrition (CN) labels? Do you know when you need to get one? Which foods may have a CN label, or how to use them? You are not alone. CN labels can be intimidating but also highly useful. This Mealtime Memo will guide you through the basics of the CN [Read More]

2023-03-09T13:27:47-06:00February 2nd, 2023|

January 2023 – Menu Planning

What is a key ingredient to serving nutritious, appealing, and cost-effective meals? Menus!

Menu planning is the backbone to successfully managing meals. Menus affect all aspects of meal service, from purchasing to preparing to serving. Without menus, staff will have to spend time each day figuring out what foods to prepare and serve to the children [Read More]

2023-02-02T12:23:38-06:00January 5th, 2023|
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