If you have children in your care who have food allergies, these resources from the Institute of Child Nutrition can be very helpful.
This food allergy fact sheet for family child care gives information and tips for creating a food allergy policy and food allergy plans for children with food allergies:
This sheet of frequently asked questions helps to answer common questions that family child care providers might have about children’s food allergies:
This resource from the Institute of Child Nutrition has information about safely handling and cooking food and even includes a recipe for taco salad and a sample menu.
The Care for Children with Food Allergies Provider Handbook is a resource available through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The handbook was created by by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). This resource includes tips and guidelines for understanding and responding to food allergies.