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Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Infant meals must be offered by all centers participating in the CACFP. Infant meals must be offered by all centers.

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1 Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Infant meals must be offered by all centers participating in the CACFP. Infant meals must be offered by all centers participating in the CACFP.

2 Definition of Infant Birth through Birth through 11 months

3 Requirements for Feeding Infants One type of iron-fortified infant formula must be offered by each center One type of iron-fortified infant formula must be offered by each center Parent/guardian accepts or declines formula Parent/guardian accepts or declines formula

4 Obligation to Serve Infants in the CACFP Form Formerly Obligation to Offer Infant Formula Form Formerly Obligation to Offer Infant Formula Form A signed form must be on file for each child under 1 year old. A signed form must be on file for each child under 1 year old.

5 Obligation to Serve Infants in the CACFP Form Completed during enrollment. Completed during enrollment. Center must list a specific formula. Center must list a specific formula. Form must be signed and dated by the parent/guardian. Form must be signed and dated by the parent/guardian.

6 Infant Meal Pattern Through 3 months the only meal component is breast milk or iron-fortified infant formula Through 3 months the only meal component is breast milk or iron-fortified infant formula

7 Through 3 Months 4-6 ounces of breast milk or iron-fortified infant formula is offered at each meal 4-6 ounces of breast milk or iron-fortified infant formula is offered at each meal Infant meal times may vary from center meal times Infant meal times may vary from center meal times

8 Breast Milk Credited the same as center provided formula for 0-3 month old infants. If the mother breast feeds the infant on-site, the meal is not reimbursable. Credited the same as center provided formula for 0-3 month old infants. If the mother breast feeds the infant on-site, the meal is not reimbursable. Whats in A Meal? and Feeding Infants provide information on handling breast milk. Whats in A Meal? and Feeding Infants provide information on handling breast milk.

9 Formula A list of creditable iron-fortified formulas are available via internet A list of creditable iron-fortified formulas are available via internet If parent chooses to provide the formula, it must be a creditable formula in order for the meals to be claimed. If parent chooses to provide the formula, it must be a creditable formula in order for the meals to be claimed.

10 Introducing Solid Foods Begin with foods that have been introduced by the parents Begin with foods that have been introduced by the parents Begin only one new food per week Begin only one new food per week

11 Introducing Solid Foods Introduce a small amount: 1-2 teaspoons Introduce a small amount: 1-2 teaspoons Observe closely for reactions Observe closely for reactions

12 First Food: Iron Fortified Infant Cereal Rice is least likely to cause an allergic reaction Rice is least likely to cause an allergic reaction Measure dry cereal before mixing Measure dry cereal before mixing

13 Iron Fortified Infant Cereal Mix with breast milk or formula Mix with breast milk or formula Feed with a spoon; not from a bottle Feed with a spoon; not from a bottle

14 Iron Fortified Infant Cereal Oat and barley infant cereals are next Oat and barley infant cereals are next Wheat cereal should be delayed until 8 months Wheat cereal should be delayed until 8 months

15 Iron Fortified Infant Cereal Not creditable: Cereal in jars Cereal in jars Regular breakfast cereals (hot or cold) Regular breakfast cereals (hot or cold)

16 Vegetables and Fruits Introduce fruits and vegetables that the infant is receiving at home Introduce fruits and vegetables that the infant is receiving at home

17 Vegetables and Fruits Commercially Prepared Commercially Prepared Center Prepared Center Prepared

18 Commercially Prepared Vegetables and Fruits Must list vegetable or fruit as first ingredient Must list vegetable or fruit as first ingredient Plain vegetables and fruits are preferred Plain vegetables and fruits are preferred

19 Commercially Prepared Vegetables and Fruits Not creditable Cereals, desserts, puddings listing fruit as the first ingredient Cereals, desserts, puddings listing fruit as the first ingredient Fruit or vegetable listing water as the first ingredient Fruit or vegetable listing water as the first ingredient Fruits containing tapioca Fruits containing tapioca

20 Center Prepared Fruits and Vegetables Texture must be appropriate; usually cooked Texture must be appropriate; usually cooked Avoid canned vegetables that are high in sodium Avoid canned vegetables that are high in sodium Avoid canned or frozen fruits with added sugar Avoid canned or frozen fruits with added sugar

21 Center Prepared Fruits and Vegetables Avoid vegetables high in nitrates until 6 months: Beets, carrots, collard green, spinach, turnips

22 Center Prepared Fruits and Vegetables Choking dangers: Raw vegetables Raw vegetables Corn kernels Corn kernels Hard fruits: apples, etc. Hard fruits: apples, etc. Whole fruits: grapes, etc. Whole fruits: grapes, etc. Uncooked dried fruits Uncooked dried fruits

23 Meat and Meat Alternates Introduce meats that the infant is receiving at home Introduce meats that the infant is receiving at home Lean meat and poultry Lean meat and poultry

24 Meat and Meat Alternates Avoid: Peanut butter, seeds, nuts Peanut butter, seeds, nuts Fish and shell fish Fish and shell fish Processed meats: hot dogs, cold cuts, etc. Processed meats: hot dogs, cold cuts, etc.

25 Meat and Meat Alternates Not creditable: Fish Sticks Fish Sticks Hot dogs Hot dogs Baby Food meat sticks Baby Food meat sticks Home canned meats Home canned meats Combination Dinners Combination Dinners

26 Meat and Meat Alternates Eggs: Egg yolks at 8 months Egg yolks at 8 months Yolk must be hard cooked Yolk must be hard cooked Avoid egg whites until after 1 year Avoid egg whites until after 1 year

27 Meat and Meat Alternates Cheese Introduced at 8 months or older Introduced at 8 months or older Regular cheese rather than processed cheese Regular cheese rather than processed cheese

28 Meat and Meat Alternates Dried beans and dried peas Cooked and pureed or mashed Cooked and pureed or mashed Canned or frozen peas are considered a vegetable Canned or frozen peas are considered a vegetable

29 Grains/Breads Bread or crackers Strips of dry bread, toast, soft tortillas Strips of dry bread, toast, soft tortillas Plain crackers Plain crackers Teething biscuits Teething biscuits

30 Grains/Breads Check labels for whole-grain or enriched meal or flour Check labels for whole-grain or enriched meal or flour

31 Grains/Breads Avoid: Snacks such as pretzels or chips Cookies or granola bars Crackers with seeds, nuts, etc. Whole kernels, such as rice.

32 Foods to Avoid Sweeteners and Sweetened Foods: Baby Food Desserts Baby Food Desserts Cakes, cookies, candy Cakes, cookies, candy Chocolate Chocolate Added sugar, syrup, etc. Added sugar, syrup, etc.

33 Foods to Avoid Honey: either plain or in foods Honey: either plain or in foods Honey is prohibited for infants Artificial Sweeteners Artificial Sweeteners

34 Infant Meal Records Weekly Record Weekly Record One per individual per week OR Daily Record Daily Record One per day for multiple infants

35 Daily Infant Meal Record One record per day for all infants in age group One record per day for all infants in age group List each infants name and Date of Birth (D.O.B.) List each infants name and Date of Birth (D.O.B.) List amount of food offered at each meal to be claimed List amount of food offered at each meal to be claimed

36 Weekly Meal Record: Individual Infant List the infants name and Date of Birth List the infants name and Date of Birth List amount of food offered at each meal to be claimed List amount of food offered at each meal to be claimed

37 Reminders The amount of formula or breast milk offered must be recorded. The amount of formula or breast milk offered must be recorded. Please note if formula (F) or Breast Milk (B) if offered. Please note if formula (F) or Breast Milk (B) if offered.

38 Reminders Meal pattern must be met to claim meal Meal pattern must be met to claim meal Foods offered must be recorded to claim meal Foods offered must be recorded to claim meal

39 Reminders Ages 4-7 months: 0-3 T cereal or veg/fruit means that the meal component is required when the infant is developmentally ready.

40 Reminders Ages 8-11 months: Breakfast--infant cereal is required Breakfast--infant cereal is required Lunch & Supper-- Lunch & Supper-- cereal and/or meat/meat alternate must be served

41 Reminders Full strength (100%) juice is reimbursable only at snack for 8 through 11 month old infants Full strength (100%) juice is reimbursable only at snack for 8 through 11 month old infants

42 Reimbursable meals for Birth through 3 months Parent provided breast milk Parent provided breast milk Parent provided formula Parent provided formula Center provided formula Center provided formula Only exception is when mother is present to breastfeed. Only exception is when mother is present to breastfeed.

43 Reimbursable meals for 4 though 7 month olds Parent provided breast milk Parent provided breast milk Center provided formula Center provided formula Parent provided formula Parent provided formula Foods added as appropriate provided by Center Foods added as appropriate provided by Center

44 Reimbursable meals for 8 through 11 month olds Center must provide meal components with either breast milk or formula Center must provide meal components with either breast milk or formula

45 Reimbursement Requirements Infant must be enrolled Infant must be enrolled Obligation to Serve Infants in the CACFP Form must be completed Obligation to Serve Infants in the CACFP Form must be completed Claim as paid unless Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals is on file Claim as paid unless Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals is on file Meals must be counted at point of service Meals must be counted at point of service

46 Questions? Call OR Call OR Website: Website:http://www.doe.state.in.us/food

47 This presentation was developed by the Nebraska Department of Education, Nutrition Services, and was edited by the CACFP staff, Division of School and Community Nutrition Programs, Indiana Department of Education. It reflects procedures and policies applicable to Indiana CACFP participants.


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