Child Care Providers

La Vida de Matilde (The Life of Matilde) La Vida de Matilde (The Life of Matilde)

New Mexico State University.

This 34-minute Spanish-language telenovela (soap opera) teaches viewers food safety and sanitation basics.


CARE Connection: Food Safety

National Food Service Management Institute.

These lessons address safety and sanitation in preparing and serving meals to the children in your care, specifically for the child care center and family day care home.


Child Care Mini Posters

National Food Service Management Institute.

Find food safety mini posters on a number of food safety issues affecting child care centers. All posters can be downloaded or purchased from NFSMI and are available in both English and Spanish.


Child Care Tips Poster (PDF | 232 KB)

National Food Service Management Institute.

Colorful poster for use in child care homes and centers, printed in English on one side and Spanish on the other. Topics include hand washing; meat, poultry, and fish safety; cross contamination; grocery shopping; baby food; breast milk; bottle feeding; and diaper changing.


Food Safety Program for Child Care Workers

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.

Two slide sets and corresponding fact sheets are available to help childcare providers create a safe and healthy environment. The first slide focuses on general environmental issues and the second focuses specifically on food safety issues.


Food Safety Self-Inspection for Child-Care Facilities

University of Nebraska Cooperation Extension.

Conduct a food-safety self-inspection with the following checklist to help you provide safe food for the children in your care.


Food Safety Checklist (PDF | 104 KB)

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.

Child care providers can complete this daily checklist to monitor food safety and sanitation practices. From the Caregivers Promoting Health Habits program.


Keeping Kids Safe- A Guide for Safe Food Handling and Sanitation for Child Care Providers (PDF | 266 KB)

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

Booklet designed for child care providers as a quick and easy reference for food safety and sanitation.


Residential Child Care Food Safety Curriculum

University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension.

Online toolkit of child care food safety basics includes presentations, training manuals, booklet, video, and a food safety plan template.


Safe Food for Children: Preventing Foodborne Illness in Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Homes (PDF | 272 KB)

Washington State University.

This booklet explains how to prevent foodborne illness in a child care facility.


Serving Safe Food in Child Care Webinar Series

National Food Service Management Institute.

This four-part series of 1-hour Web seminars focused on food safety in child care centers and family day care homes. The series offers a four step process for keeping the foods served to young children in the child care setting safe: clean, separate, cook, and chill.