ERIC Number: ED425864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Healthful Menus and Recipes for Children Over Two Years of Age in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
Haines, Julie A.; Sigman-Grant, Madeleine; Brown, J. Lynne
Noting that children will adjust their food intake to their energy needs, and that offering a variety of foods often will increase their acceptance of new foods, this guide offers instruction on the proper feeding of children ages 3 to 5 in Pennsylvania's Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The menus presented in the guide follow the current recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics for all healthy children over age 2. The guide contains sections on: (1) nutrition, including the food guide pyramid and federal dietary guidelines; (2) food safety; (3) activities with food for children; (4) recipes, including breakfast, lunch, and snack recipes; (5) menu cycle; (6) menu planning, including a menu planning tool; and (7) a resources list. Appendices include a menu planning worksheet, the CACFP meal pattern, nutrition label information, and a recipe index for 6- to 12-year-olds. (EV)
Descriptors: Activities, Child Health, Food, Food Service, Nutrition, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Recipes (Food)
Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Food and Nutrition, 333 Market Street, 4th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333; Tel: 800-331-0129 (Toll Free) (Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Food and Nutrition.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania