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Meal Pattern Minute: Cheese Products

March 8, 2024

There are all types of natural cheeses that you can serve in the Child and Adult Care Food Program that credit towards the meat/meat alternate component such as mozzarella, Monterey Jack, and provolone. However, you may have noticed certain labels such as cheese food substitute, cheese spread, or cheese product on the food package. When looking specifically at foods labelled cheese product, are these types of cheeses creditable in the CACFP? 

 Take a minute and listen to Isabel Ramos-Lebron, MS, RDN, LD, talk about cheese products and why they may or may not be creditable in the CACFP. 


For references about cheese products in the CACFP, review the resources below.  

Add creditable cheese to your menu by including one of the recipes below. 

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