Feeding infants

Feeding infants

Infant Feeding and Menu Requirements

View our PowerPoint Slide Presentation – feel free to view, download and use this for training center staff and providers about CACFP Infant Feeding and Meal Requirements. Includes speaker notes.

Meal pattern for infants (birth up to first birthday) – charts may be printed for your use – each will open in a new window.

Instructions for claiming infant meals in Nebraska CACFP (includes infant feeding/formula selection form and sample meal records)
updated: June 2010

Infant Formula/Infant Feeding Selection form
updated: May 2005

Infant Meal Offer Obligation
updated: November 2019

Infant Production Records

Two sets of standardized infant production records are available (3 records per set, based on the age of the infant). Revised July 2009

You may select the set that works best in your child care center.

Set One: Weekly Meal Records – One week of meals may be recorded for an individual infant.

Set Two: Daily Meal Records Meals served to several infants may be recorded for a full day

Frequently Asked Question about Feeding Infants on the CACFP – Answers to your questions about feeding infants.

Formulas that do not require medical statement  Updated: 09/11/2009

USDA memo CACFP 756 clarification on acceptable infant formula  Issued: 07/27/2005

Cow’s milk removed from infant meal pattern Child Caring Online

Infant Feeding Reminders Child Caring Online

Tips for Infant Feeding Child Caring Online

Questions and Answers About the Nutritional Content of Baby Food Child Caring Online

Clarification of meal pattern for infants, 8 – 11 months

Feeding Infants – A Guide for Use in Child Nutrition Programs – USDA FNS 258 – Revised 2002 1.80 MB (105 pages)

USDA Resources

Other resources of interest

Updated December 2, 2019 2:18pm