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Celebrating with Creditable Grains

December is a month full of holiday celebrations, such as Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and more. It is also a great time to model healthy habits by showing different ways to celebrate. We traditionally think grain-based desserts like brownies, cakes, and cookies are essential during festivities. However, several healthy grain options can be included as part of a meal or snack.

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Nutrition Facts Labels and the CACFP

The Nutrition Facts label on food packages provides helpful information. It is a great tool to use when planning menus to determine creditable foods. Our partners at the Institute of Child nutrition created a resource focused on how to use the Nutrition Facts label to credit certain foods in the CACFP.

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