ERIC Number: ED361085
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Planning Guide for Food Service in Child Care Centers. Revised.
Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
This guide provides information to help child care centers and outside-school-hours care centers in the Child Care Food Program plan their food service operations. The guide covers the following topics: (1) guidelines for planning food for a day and daily meal patterns; (2) guidelines for planning menus; (3) suggested menus for young children; (4) tips on food purchasing; (5) instructions for food preparation; (6) sanitation guidelines; (7) tips on making mealtime enjoyable; (8) nutrition education guidelines; and (9) suggestions for planning food for infants. Resources for additional information on food preparation, as well as sample and blank menu planning work sheets and a menu evaluation checklist, are provided. An appendix discusses how to prevent choking and what to do when a child is choking. (MM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC.