Our partners at the National Farm to School Network have great resources available to you to help celebrate Farm to School Month! This is also a great opportunity for you to get started with your farm to ECE journey!
Do you ever wish you could snap your fingers and the next week’s shopping list would appear? The Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs offers tools to help you do that with a mouse click or tap of the finger. The Institute of Child Nutrition’s Mealtime Memo describes the three versions of the Food Buying Guide that will help CACFP operators know how much food to purchase and prepare.
September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month! Did you know MyPlate has several materials available in Spanish? The MiPlato en espanol webpage is a hub of MyPlate’s top Spanish-language resources, including the MyPlate Test, the MyPlate Plan, printable tip sheets and resources, graphics, and more than 1,000 recipes in the MyPlate Kitchen.
The time you spend with your child, or those in your care, can help their brain grow strong. Even a few minutes count! Our partners at Vroom have created these printable tip card sets that include brain-building activities for children ages 0-5 to support school readiness skills like Literacy, Math, Physical Activity, Science, and Working with Others.
Learn how to identify gluten-free foods and get a yummy gluten-free snack recipe.
September 10-14 is National Family, Friend and Neighbor (FFN) Appreciation Week! Our partners at Home Grown have created a Toolkit to help you share your appreciation of FFN caregivers!
As a child care provider, it’s important to build strong connections with those you serve, including the children in your care and their families. Our partners at Sesame Street in Communities have developed resources to help prepare children for daily transitions, and support positive communication with caregivers and providers.
Download this free info sheet on the power of mushrooms for your center or home.
Incorporating fresh produce into the food you serve can be a great practice, but it’s important that you know how to properly store different types of produce. Our partners at the International Food Information Council (IFIC) have tips on how to select and store fresh produce so they stay good longer and don’t go to waste.
Our partners at Sesame Street in Communities have resources to help children and families cope with disasters and prepare for the unexpected. Their Emergencies topic page has videos, printable activities, and articles to support families after experiencing a natural disaster.