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.

Serving Safe Food Resource – English

Serving Safe Food Resource – Spanish

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has some resources available to help maintain healthy eating in your family child care home.  There are links and information for adults about how to “Go Further with Food” during National Nutrition Month.  There are also resources for children on the Body and Mind (BAM) page, including these great healthy recipes that children can help prepare.


Looking for some new, healthy recipes to try with the children in your family child care home?  This cookbook from Team Nutrition at the USDA and the Let’s Move Initiative includes great recipes including whole grains, greens, and legumes that children and adults will enjoy.

Recipes for Healthy Kids Cookbook

Recipes in Spanish

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