Good nutrition, the development of desirable eating habits, and learning about food choices are vital building blocks for young children.  It is important to ensure that these building blocks are in place in order to promote good health throughout life.  The goal of the CCFP is to see that well-balanced meals are served and that good eating habits are taught in child care settings. Reimbursable meals served to children contain at a minimum each of the food components in the USDA’s Meal Pattern for Children. (Meal Pattern for Infants) Standard menus are provided to centers, eliminating the time and effort of meal planning. (Menus can be customized to accommodate centers food prep capability). CCFP also makes allowances for children and infants requiring special needs meals, i.e. children with disabilities, special dietary conditions, religious food preferences, vegetarians, etc.
Menus and Meal Service
New Child  Meal Pattern  Meal Pattern  Revisions