Feeding children in your child care program can be expensive. With careful planning, serving healthy, well-balanced meals and snacks that meet children’s nutritional needs does not need to break your child care budget. Here are some money-saving food tips for child care providers.
Spend food money wisely. If you plan carefully and buy food on sale and in season, you can serve children nutritious meals with less cost. Participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program can lower your
Creating enjoyable mealtimes and snacks in a child care program will help young children learn health eating habits and develop positive attitudes toward food. Consider the following tips to make the meal experience positive for children in your child care program.
Make mealtimes pleasant. Show your enthusiasm for healthy foods. Children will feel more comfortable if you sit with them and share the same meal. Spend time in positive conversation, and make mealtimes relaxed.
Help children learn self-help skills. Starting