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Serving Children that are Vegetarian in the CACFP

November 29, 2022

So, some of your participants are vegetarian. Not a problem, there are vegetarian dishes that all children can enjoy! Plus, many meat alternates are a cost-effective protein source. Our partners at the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) have some great resources for serving vegetarian menus that fit into the CACFP meal pattern.

Talking About Race with Young Children

November 16, 2022

Our partners at room have developed a guide to help you have conversations with young children on topics like racism, discrimination and stereotyping.

Whole Child Well-Being

November 3, 2022

Sesame Street in Communities added new resources to their Staying Healthy topic page to help all families build healthy habits as a foundation for lifelong well-being.

Guide for Healthy School Celebrations

October 27, 2022

From birthdays to holidays, there can be dozens of parties each year in schools. Check out this guide from Alliance for a Healthier Generation to keep them as healthy as possible!

USDA Farm to School Grants Applications Open

October 24, 2022

The fiscal year (FY) 2023 Farm to School grant program request for applications (RFA) is now open. We’ve got all the details here!

Who’s at the Table?

October 13, 2022

It’s National School Lunch Week, but have you ever thought about what it takes to get nutritious meals to the cafeteria table? You can find out by playing this new game from our friends at National Farm to School. Discover what gets served in school meals and the real-world consequences of what it takes to get there. Along the way you will select what foods you want to include in the meal and discover what values align with your choices.

Help Detective Readatron-15 Solve These Fall Mysteries

October 10, 2022

Meet Detective Readatron-15, ReadALoud-15 Minute’s resident robot, as he dons his best Sherlock Holmes outfit to investigate the fall season! Try one or more of the fun activity sheets to help solve these fall mysteries. The more that children under 5 are read to, the richer and deeper their language capacities become.

National Farm to School Month

October 6, 2022

October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate the connections happening all over the country between children and local food.

a plate with salmon toast. The salmon is arranged with sliced cucumbers to look like a fish.

Celebrate National Seafood Month

October 3, 2022

October is National Seafood Month and it’s a great time to consider how you can incorporate seafood into your CACFP menus.

Fun Fall Reading Resources

September 22, 2022

Research shows that reading to children for 15 minutes every day beginning in infancy impact education outcomes. Who can read to children? Anyone! Parents, guardians, caregivers, teachers – anyone can make an impact by reading daily to children. Read Aloud 15 MINUTES, our National Ally, has a number of fall resources to help you get started.