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Find standardized recipes, quantity recipes, USDA recipes, and more in this searchable database. Preset searches are available for fruit, vegetable, whole grain, and bean recipes.
Recipes for Healthy Kids Cookbooks
USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.
The Recipe for Healthy Kids (R4HK) Competition challenged teams of school nutrition professionals, chefs, students, parents and other community members to develop creative, tasty, and kid-approved recipes that can be easily incorporated into Child Nutrition Programs. 30 delicious, kid-approved recipes from the R4HK competition have been standardized and compiled into cookbooks for use in homes, child care centers, and schools.
USDA Recipes for Child Care
USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.
These recipes from the 1999 publication Child Care Recipes: Food for Health and Fun from USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program were updated to reflect changes made in the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs. Supplementary materials include instructions for adjusting recipes, food safety information, and tips for cooking, preparation, and storage.
Mealtime Memo for Child Care
National Food Service Management Institute.
Two-page fact sheet for child care providers participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, published six times per year. Includes a wide variety of topics related to child care. Menus, recipes, and activities are often featured. Also available in Spanish.
Snacks That Count: Recipes for Nutritious Snacks (PDF | 17 MB)
Texas Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Division.
Fun, instructive recipes that satisfy meal component requirements for CACFP. For children under 5.
Making It Balance and Kickin' It Up- A Cycle Menu for Montana Child Care
Montana Team Nutrition. Montana Office of Public Instruction.
This toolkit contains menus, with accompanying recipes and resources, to assist childcare providers in serving healthy meals that are cost effective, easy to prepare, and appealing to children.
What's Cookin' II: A collection of recipes from Nebraska Family Child Care Providers
Nebraska Department of Education Nutrition Services.
These 171 recipes, each with a suggested menu, have been child-tested and checked for nutrition quality, CACFP creditability, ease of preparation, and cost. There are also cooking tips and directions for increasing quantities.
Physical Activities and Healthy Snacks for Young Children
Team Nutrition Iowa. Iowa Public Television.
A collection of recipes for healthy snacks for young children. Each card provides a book title appropriate for young children relevant to the specific foods in the recipe.
Spanish/English Pictorial Recipes
Oregon State University. Multnomah County Extension Office.
English and Spanish versions of recipes that use illustrations to communicate food preparation techniques. Includes: Breakfast Burrito, Funny Face!, Peanut Butter Cookies, Carrot-Raisin Salad, Fruit Cocktail, Tuna Turnovers, Spicy Rice casserole, Anything Smoothie, Splendid Fruit Salad, and Orange Smoothie.