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We hope to see you for the 7th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference in Austin, Texas from April 15-18, 2014.  This year features many Farm to Preschool activities such as a dedicated workshop track, a field trip to a preschool, an open house/happy hour and poster sessions. See the Farm to Cafeteria conference website for more details.  This year features a Farm to Preschool track, a field trip to a preschool, and an open house/happy hour.

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Seasonal Menus & Recipes

Recipe Resources for Child Care Nutrition

Please note that some of these resources target K-12 populations and are not calculated for preschool CACFP meal requirements or portion sizes. 

 

Cooking with California Foods

Information and recipes for school nutrition professionals - most recipes will need scaling up for quantity.

Cooks for Kids:  Cooking Green Across America

Videos, resources, and recipes to improve student nutrition.

FareStart

Preschool menus focusing on local ingredients; based in Seattle, Washington.

Fruit and Veggie Quantity Cookbook, Revised Edition

Recipes tested and revised for use in school lunch programs, school breakfast programs, child care settings and other sites.

I Have A Rainbow in My Tummy

A program that provides early care and education centers resources needed to support change in local food policy and food service programs.  

Leap of Taste

Recipes, shopping lists, and menus for each season, including for use with the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

Let’s Move! Child Care

Through the website of the First Lady’s federal initiative, menu planning resources are available.

Massachusetts Farm to School Cookbook

Seasonal recipes for K-12 school settings. 

Neighborhood House Association

Menus, serving Head Start programs in San Diego, California.

Recipes for Healthy Kids

Recipes from a collaboration with Let's Move!, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the American Culinary Federation, and White House chefs.

Recipes for Healthy Kids Cookbook for Child Care Centers

The recipes in this cookbook feature foods both children and adults should consume more of: dark green and orange vegetables, dry beans and peas, and whole grains. All of these healthy recipes are low in total fat, saturated fat, sugar and sodium.

The LunchBox

Recipes analyzed for elementary and secondary schools.

USDA Recipe Finder

Recipes and menu planning.

USDA Recipes for Child Care

Recipes, food safety information, and tips for cooking, preparation, and storage.

Washington Grown Food Kit

General information, recipes, sample menus, and nutrition facts.

Searchable Databases

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Recipes
Champions for Change – Network for a Healthy California
Fruit and Vegetable Nutrition Database and Video Center
Fruits and Veggies – More Matters® Recipes
Produce for a Better Health Foundation Recipes

Seasonal Recipe Resources

What's in Season?
Seasonal Foods of Winter Handout
Seasonal Foods of Spring Handout
Seasonal Foods of Summer Handout
Seasonal Foods of Fall Handout

Contact us if you have preschool-age appropriate seasonal recipes and menus you wish to share on this webpage.