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Support Services for Providers

Newsletter: Providers receive a monthly newsletter with USDA updates, nutritional information, recipes for children, workshop notices, seasonal and holiday activities.

Home Visit Packets: Three times a year providers receive a packet of information containing themed children's activities, stickers, food preparation tips, and letters to parents.

Provider Handbook: Providers receive a copy of the USDA nutritional guidelines, an easy to use reference guide, and many menus, recipes, and meal planning tools.

SENDCAA Seminars and Workshops: Providers can attend various sessions with topics from professional speakers on nutrition and child development that are free of charge. These hours are also applicable toward licensing.

KidKare: At no additional charge, you can record menus, attendance, enrollments, and more, from any device. KidKare is an easy-to-use, web-based solution for claiming your monthly reimbursements. 


Cycle Menus, Recipes, and Menu Planning Tips

  • Meal planning guide for the CACFP, including information on the meal pattern, choking hazards and allergies, 16 weeks of menus, 120 CACFP-reimbursable recipes with nutritional information, and 8 shopping lists of items needed for every two-week menu cycle.

  • Published six times per year and includes a wide variety of topics related to child care. Menus, recipes, and activities are often featured.

  • This site helps you create your own plan for a healthy, active life.

  • Recipes feature dark green and orange vegetables, dry beans and peas, and whole grains, and are low in total fat, saturated fat, sugar, and sodium.

  • Provides resources for child nutrition programs.

  • Shaping the First Five Years with Active Play and Healthy Eating.