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 Training Opportunities: 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.