Menu Magic for Children (PDF) gives daycare providers meal patterns in monthly and yearly increments for children from birth to twelve years, menu planning help, menus with grocery lists and recipes.
Ease concerns about how much young children need to eat everyday by consulting Healthy Eating for Your Preschooler. You will find necessary food quantities determined by the child’s age, as well as important safe feeding tips for children under four.
Snacks, Snacks, & More Snacks!!
Childcare providers and preschool teachers will find it helpful to use Physical Activities and Healthy Snacks for Young Children (PDF), an online set of recipes for snacks paired with books to read aloud (borrow them from the library!) and simple exercise routines.
Snacks are a fact of life for young children and their parents and caregivers. Toddlers and preschoolers are still growing fast, and need small amounts of nourishment throughout the day to keep up with their busy lifestyle. Here are ideas and tips for Snacks for Toddlers and Preschoolers.
For quick healthy snacks you don’t have to cook, for at home or on the go, take a look at Healthy Snacks for Home and School. Printed out, it’s the perfect size to post on your refrigerator, both as a reminder to you on what to give your child for a snack, and as a shopping list.
Make snack time an early literacy experience by sharing books from the Santa Clara City Library's "Eat and Read Booklist."
Childcare providers who care for infants who are breastfeeding will be interested in Preparing and Storing Breastmilk In Your Home Child Care Program (PDF).