Menu Planning Basics: A Guide for CACFP Operators in Child Care

This resource provides general information for planning nutritious menus that align with the CACFP.

It features key information for:

  • learning more about the meal pattern requirements,
  • discovering good practices for planning meals and snacks, and • getting ideas for preparing nutritious and appealing dishes.

It also features the following menu planning tools:

  • Sample menu
  • Shopping list
  • Recipes
  • Menu planning template
  • Tip sheets