Menu Planning: Creating Nutritious & Reimbursable CACFP Meals
What makes a meal reimbursable? CACFP Requirements: U.S.D.A. meal pattern requirements State Agency memos
Reimbursable meals require documentation!! Documentation: Menus Child Nutrition (CN) Labels / Product Formulation Statements (PFS) Delivery tickets (if applicable) Receipts and invoices Point-of-Service meal counts CN One 5.00 oz Pizza with Ground Beef and Textured Vegetable Protein provides 2.00 oz equivalent meat/meat alternate, CN ½ cup serving of vegetable, and 1-1/2 servings of bread/ alternate CN for the Child Nutrition Meal Pattern Requirements. (Use of this logo and statement authorized by the Food and Nutrition Service, USDA ) CN
I have a Food Service Management Company to take care of all of our meals. Why should I care?
Putting It All Together! Broccoli, Cranberries, Chicken, and Brown Rice Toddler-approved lunch!
Putting It All Together I have 32 children ages 1-2 and 34 children ages 3-5. How do I make sure I’m buying enough food for all of them? Use the Child Meal Pattern Chart and Food Buying Guide Calculator!
Child Portion Sizes 1 – 2 year olds (32)3 – 5 year olds (34) Broccoli, Cranberries, Chicken, and Brown Rice Brown rice = FBG = 2.25 lbs to purchase Broccoli = FBG = purchase 6.75 lbs (fresh untrimmed) Chicken = FBG = purchase 7.25 lbs (boneless tenderloins) Cranberries = FBG = purchase 2.50 lbs (dried) Milk = FBG = 3.00 gallons to purchase
Menu/Meal Components: Portion Sizes
Portion Sizes for Children
Portion Sizing: Troubleshooting Common problem areas with food components: Meat/Meat Alternates More meat please!
Portion Sizing: Troubleshooting Fruits/Vegetables: Canned to fresh/frozen - introduction of greater variety How can I pay for these though?
Choosing Affordable Fruits FruitPrice Per Cup of Edible Fruit Fresh Watermelon17 ¢ Fresh Bananas21 ¢ Fresh Apples28 ¢ Fresh Navel Oranges34 ¢ Fresh Pears42 ¢ Canned / Jarred Applesauce46 ¢ Fresh Honeydew Melon45 ¢ Fresh Plums48 ¢ Fresh Nectarines49 ¢ Canned Pineapple49 ¢ Source: U.S.D.A. Economic Research Services, 2011
Choosing Affordable Vegetables VegetablePrice Per Cup Edible Vegetable Cooked Dried Pinto Beans13 ¢ Cooked Dried Lentils15 ¢ Cooked Dried Great Northern (White) Beans16 ¢ Cooked Dried Black Beans17 ¢ Cooked Dried Navy Beans17 ¢ Cooked Fresh White Potatoes19 ¢ Cooked Red Kidney Beans20 ¢ Raw Carrots25 ¢ Cooked Fresh Cabbage27 ¢ Raw Cauliflower31 ¢ Cooked Fresh Carrots32 ¢ Raw Celery33 ¢ Canned Sliced Carrots34 ¢ Canned Cut Green Beans34 ¢ Frozen Cut Green Beans37 ¢ Source: U.S.D.A. Economic Research Services, 2011
Portion Sizing: Troubleshooting Milk Are you buying enough milk for all of your children? Can use the Food Buying Guide – Section 4!