Menu Planning Ideas and Recipes

Creating a menu that children enjoy and is nutritious can be tricky but there are lots of resources out there to help build nutritious and delicious menus that will also satisfy the CACFP guidelines.  Below are some favorites.

Menu Magic for Children

USDA Resources for Child Care Staff and Parents

Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs

New School Cuisine: Nutritious and Seasonal Recipes for School Cooks by School Cooks

Recipes for Healthy Kids

Nurturing Young Eaters: Resource List