Menus for Child Care
Menus for Child Care #1 offers eight complete weekly menus, including breakfast, lunch or supper, and snack meeting the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Meal Pattern requirements for 3-5 year olds. Portion sizes can be adjusted for other age groups. Published 2008. ET76-08. Menus for Child Care #2 offers four sets of four-week cycle menus that also meet the USDA CACFP Meal Pattern requirements for 3-5 year olds. Published 2009. Menus for Child Care #3 meets the same requirements in two sets of four-week cycle menus that were published in 2010.
These healthful and appealing menus can be used as cycle menus offering variety and moderation for balanced nutrition in the child care setting. The menus have been analyzed for major nutrients. Crediting information appears in parentheses after each item on the menu.