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March is National Nutrition Month

March 8, 2023

March is National Nutrition Month! This year, MyPlate’s theme is “Find the Recipe to a Healthier You,” which is an ode to healthy eating at every age. It’s never too early, or too late to eat healthfully!

21-Day Read Aloud Challenge

March 7, 2023

How often do you read aloud to the children in your care? Reading aloud to young children, particularly in an engaging manner, promotes emerging literacy and language development and supports the relationship between child and parent/caregiver.

Getting Started with Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE)

February 28, 2023

Are you interested in using more local foods in your program, but don’t know where to start? Have you heard of Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE)? Farm to ECE offers increased access to healthy foods through local procurement, gardening opportunities, and food and agriculture education activities to enhance the quality of educational experiences. Our partners at the National Farm to School Network have great resources to get you going!

Child Nutrition (CN) Labels

February 21, 2023

Are you confused by child nutrition (CN) labels? Do you know when you need to get one? Which foods may have a CN label, or how to use them? You are not alone. CN labels can be intimidating but also highly useful. Our partners at the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) have some great resources to guide you through the basics of the CN label!

Tofu Preparation Tips

February 16, 2023

Did you know that tofu is creditable in the CACFP as a meat/meat alternate? Including Tofu is a great way to diversify your menus and adjust for participants with special diets! Our partners at the Humane Society of the United States have great tip sheet to help you get started serving tofu.

Pile of pamphlets for raising adventurous eaters

Raising Adventurous Eaters with First Foods

February 9, 2023

For anyone involved in feeding little ones — whether that’s a parent, caregiver, family member, or friend — timely guidance can make it easier to navigate the ups and downs of each child’s feeding journey. That’s why our partners at Partnership for a Healthier America and the Dr. Yum Project are providing anticipatory guidance on infant feeding and early veggie introduction.

Female hand breading two peices of pink fish

The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Seafood

February 2, 2023

Take the stress out of planning and preparing family meals with seafood! Our partners at Seafood Nutrition Partnership have some quick tips to make sure your seafood meals turn out delicious every time.

Map of the United States indicating Farm to ECE by state

Interactive State Policy Map and Handbook 

January 31, 2023

Our partners at the National Farm to School Network (NFSN) have a fantastic resource to help you stay up to date on state-level policies related to child nutrition. Their interactive State Policy Map allows you to see what in your state/territory during the current legislative session for: Expanding Access for All Kids, Farm to School/Early Care and Education (ECE), Values-Aligned Food Procurement and Equitable Producer Support, Scratch Cooking, School Wellness, and Labor.

Plant-based products for K12 schools

Adding Plant-Based Products to Your Menu

January 26, 2023

As plant-based products are becoming more popular among school-aged children, consider how you can incorporate them into your menu. Did you know that serving plant-based products can actually save you money while allowing you to provide a greater variety of food to those in your care? Our partners at the Humane Society of the United States have amazing resources to help you add more plant-based options to your menu!

Front cover of Healthy and Fresh at Home Cookbook by Partnership for a Healthier America

Healthy and Fresh at Home Cookbook

January 17, 2023

Start the New Year with healthy and nutritious meals for you and your family! Check out the Healthy and Fresh at Home Cookbook from our partners at Partnership for a Healthier America. The cookbook includes a variety of delicious and nutritious recipes that are perfect for anyone looking to live a healthier lifestyle.