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Creditable and Non-Creditable Infant Foods. Creditable Foods for Infants Foods prepared at the center, with appropriate modifications Commercially-prepared.

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1 Creditable and Non-Creditable Infant Foods

2 Creditable Foods for Infants Foods prepared at the center, with appropriate modifications Commercially-prepared foods must be plain fruits, vegetables, and meats (not combination of different components) Infant cereal must be iron-fortified – Serve in a bowl with a spoon, not in a bottle 2

3 Iron-fortified Infant Cereal Creditable Infant cereals Iron-fortified Can be mixed with breast milk or formula Non-Creditable Adult cereals Infant cereals that are not iron-fortified Infant cereals containing fruit Jarred infant cereals 3

4 Commercially-Prepared Infant Food Fruits and Vegetables Creditable Fruit or vegetable is the first ingredient Contain multiple fruits or vegetables ingredients Water is not the first ingredient Non-Creditable Baby dinners Jarred cereal with fruit Desserts Water is the first ingredient 4

5 Pasta Vegetable Medley 4 oz. Vegetables Ingredients: water, tomato paste, pear concentrate, carrots, dried egg yolks, enriched macaroni product (durum wheat semolina, niacin, ferrous sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin and folic acid), romano cheese (made from partially skimmed cow's milk, cheese cultures, salt and enzymes) and zinc sulfate. Rice Cereal with Apples Beech-Nut Naturals First Advantage 4 oz. Cereals Ingredients: apples, apple juice from concentrate (water and apple juice concentrate), water, dried egg yolks, rice flour, cinnamon, ascorbic acid (vitamin c), ferrous sulfate (source of iron), citric acid, zinc sulfate (source of zinc), niacinamide, calcium pantothenate, thiamine mononitrate (vitamin b1), riboflavin (vitamin b2), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin b6), vitamin b12 and folic acid. Not Creditable - Water 1 st ingredient - Has 2 food components, making it a dinner Not Creditable Cereals with fruit not creditable 5

6 Green Beans Corn & Rice Beech-Nut Naturals Stage 3 4 oz. Vegetables Ingredients: Green beans, corn, water and rice flour. Mixed Vegetables Beech-Nut Naturals Stage 2 4 oz. Vegetables Ingredients: vegetables (carrots, green beans, peas) and water necessary for preparation. Creditable - Vegetable 1 st ingredient - Water okay - No other food components Not Creditable - Vegetable 1 st ingredient - Water okay - Has rice flour, another food component, making it a “dinner” 6

7 Commercially Prepared Infant Food Meat & Meat Alternates Creditable Plain strained baby food meats - Including those with beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, veal, and ham Gravy and broth are ok Non-Creditable Combination dinners Meat sticks Breaded/battered seafood and canned fish with bones Yogurt Nuts, seeds, and nut/seed butters 7

8 Chicken Lasagna Beech-Nut Naturals Stage 3 6 oz Dinners Ingredients: water, tomato paste, finely ground chicken, carrots, pear puree concentrate, enriched macaroni product (durum wheat semolina, niacin, ferrous sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin and folic acid) and romano cheese (made from partially skimmed cow's milk, cheese cultures, salt and enzymes). Vegetables & Beef Beech-Nut Naturals Stage 2 4 oz. Dinners Ingredients: vegetables (carrots, rehydrated potatoes, peas), water and beef Not Creditable - Has more than 1 food component, making it a “dinner” Not Creditable - Water 1 st ingredient - More than 1 food component, making it a “dinner” 8

9 Chicken & Chicken Broth Beech-Nut Naturals Stage oz. Meats Ingredients: Chicken, finely ground chicken, and chicken broth. Creditable - Chicken and chicken broth are only ingredients 9

10 Creditable Breads and Crackers for 8-11 month old Infants Other Foods: biscuits bagels English muffins pita bread rolls soft tortillas Crackers: saltines snack crackers animal crackers graham crackers (without honey)* *clostridium botulinum spores = serious food borne illness 10 Crusty Bread or Crackers Listing of Creditable Grains/Breads under Guidance Memorandum 12

11 Egg yolk – Commercial baby food egg yolk or properly cooked and prepared (pureed or mashed ) egg yolk may be served Egg whites should not be served to infants less than one year of age Soy formula Cottage Cheese 11 Creditable Infant Foods

12 Fish Sticks Combination dinners/foods, commercial baby food Baby food desserts Low-iron formula Yogurt Vegetable Juice Adult Cereals (Oatmeal) 12 Not Creditable Infant Foods


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