Child Nutrition Program – Operator Submitted Resources


- Material developed through USDA's Team Nutrition Training Grant


This toolkit is a guide for implementing Healthy Habits Start Early, a garden-based nutrition program for home childcare providers and child care centers that supports and improves healthy eating practices. This toolkit includes menu ideas, Iowa gardening tips, parent engagement tools, progress tracking tools, and advice for safely adapting to


CACFP Operators. Learn how to create a positive mealtime environment in home care and child care centers. Program Objectives: Make mealtimes a pleasant environment. Understand mealtime from a child's perspective. Recognize different types of meal service. Consider implementing family style meal service. Identify advantages of family style meal service. Provide