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Let’s Make a Snack! CACFP Snack Menu Planner for Children 3 Through 18 Years of Age

" May 1, 2022 - USDA’s Team Nutrition initiative is excited to announce the availability of its Let’s Make a Snack! Child and Adult Care Food Program Snack Menu Planner for Children 3 Through 18 Years of Age. This menu planner is an excellent training resource for CACFP operators and covers creditable and non-creditable foods at snack, interactive snack meal planning activities, sample snack menus, and 20 easy snack recipes.
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May 1, 2022 - USDA’s Team Nutrition initiative is excited to announce the availability of its Let’s Make a Snack! Child and Adult Care Food Program Snack Menu Planner for Children 3 Through 18 Years of Age. This menu planner is an excellent training resource for CACFP operators and covers creditable and non-creditable foods at snack, interactive snack meal planning activities, sample snack menus, and 20 easy snack recipes:

      • Apples and Almond Butter
      • Baked Carrot Fries With Yogurt-Sunflower Seed Butter Dip
      • Caprese Bruschetta
      • Cheesy Bean Tostada
      • Chicken and Cheese Snack Cup With Grapes
      • Corny Salsa With Tortilla Chips
      • Curried Chicken Wraps
      • Deli Bento Box
      • Dried Fruit and Cereal Snack Mix
      • Fresh Veggie Wraps
      • Fruited Chicken Salad With Crackers
      • Herb Bagel Bites
      • Mini Egg Salad Sandwiches
      • Mini Graham Crackers and Berry Nut Butter
      • Parmesan Zucchini Chips
      • Peach and Yogurt Smoothies
      • Savory Yogurt-Hummus Dip With Veggies
      • Toasted Pita Wedges and Fruit Dip
      • Tuna Salad and Apples Slices
      • Very Berry Parfaits

Photographs of the prepared recipes are available on USDA’s Flickr account in the Team Nutrition photo collection. These images can be used by State agencies and sponsoring organizations to communicate information about the availability of the recipes. Team Nutrition is working to release a Spanish language version of this menu planner in Summer 2022.

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