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Team Nutrition

Team Nutrition, an initiative of the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service, supports national efforts to promote lifelong healthy food choices and physical activity by improving the nutrition practices of the Child Nutrition Programs. They provide resources to schools, child care settings, and summer meal sites that participate in these programs.

CACFP Nutrition Education Resources

Teach children about healthy eating that will last them a lifetime. CACFP has resources and publications that will help you put together great tasting, nutritious meals and snacks that children will enjoy.

CACFP Meal Pattern Training Worksheets

These colorful and engaging materials can be used to empower Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) providers and operators with the knowledge, skills, and expertise to implement the updated CACFP meal pattern requirements. These tools are designed train providers, operators, menu planners, and other staff in meeting CACFP nutrition standards that include a greater variety of vegetables, more whole grains, and less added sugars and saturated fat.


MyPlate is the current nutrition guide published by the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, a food circle (i.e. a pie chart) depicting a place setting with a plate and glass divided into five food groups. MyPlate is a reminder to find a healthy eating style and maintain it throughout the life cycle.

Institute of Child Nutrition

The Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) is the only federally funded national center dedicated to applied research, education and training, and technical assistance for child nutrition programs. The Institute’s mission is to provide information and services that promote the continuous improvement of child nutrition programs.

USDA Healthy Meals Menu Planning Tools

USDA Menu Planning Toolkit includes nutrient analysis, meal buying guide, samples menus, and training for food service providers



Updated February 15, 2018 8:24am