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Encouraging a Growth Mindset Around Child Nutrition

Discover what’s really important when it comes to nutrition education in the classroom: it’s not about bribing or forcing a child to try new foods, but about helping children develop a healthy relationship with food. Learn how providers can help cultivate a positive attitude and willingness of children to try new foods.

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Spice Up Your Menus

Global and ethnic foods are a leading trend in recent years, but with so many complex spices, where do you begin? Discover various new spices and learn how some school nutrition teams have spiced up their menus with new flavor profiles. Be prepared to have fun & get your hands spicy!

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Delicious & Nutritious Plant-Forward Meals

Ethnic foods from Asia, India, the Mediterranean, Mexico and the Middle East offer many easy-to-create flavorful, exciting vegetarian and vegan dishes. Learn about ‘back-to-basics’ approach to flavoring plant-forward foods from scratch using ethnic spices. Learn to create lip-smacking delicious and nutritious meals that have a well-balanced combination of proteins, carbohydrates and fiber.

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Decolonizing Nutrition

Food is storytelling — where we’ve been, and where we are going. It tells us about the fabric woven between cultures and communities, between the land and embodied knowledge. If food represents a story, do the nutrition services offered in your community communicate their respective stories authentically?

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Ask Us Anything About Food as Medicine

Bring your questions – you can ask us anything about pediatric diets and special needs diets such as type 1 diabetes or gluten intolerance. An unscripted, dynamic, and real conversation focusing on how the food we serve can help children thrive.

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A Fresh Take on Water in the CACFP

Thirsting for more ways to incorporate water in your program? Refresh your knowledge of the CACFP requirements and best practices which support healthy hydration. Learn about opportunities and policy updates which help you advocate for clean and accessible water.

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Utilizing Cycle Menus in Your CACFP Operation

Do you ever struggle with trying to figure out what to serve on your menu? Do your children get “burnt out” with eating the same menu items frequently? Learn how to control costs, reduce waste, use a cycle menu effectively, and serve a variety of foods.

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Reconstructing Traditional Hispanic Meals for a Healthy Menu

Traditional Hispanic meals can be challenging to incorporate into a healthy meal plan. Learn best practices to foster a healthy relationship with favorite Latino dishes while encouraging a culture-centered approach to nutrition and healthy eating. Get tips for authentic meal makeovers, healthy eating strategies, awareness of fullness, and other lifestyle modifications.

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A Rainbow a Week: Embracing Our Meal Patterns

An analogy on how we changed society in one generation by reaching our youngest leads this uplifting and positive message meant for everyone. While it’s impractical to expect child care to serve ‘A Rainbow A Day,’ we can absolutely serve ‘A Rainbow A Week.’ Learn simple concepts to increase our rainbow of choices and take home recipes which feature fruits and vegetables.

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