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FNS Team Nutrition promotes New Training Videos: Mealtimes With Toddlers in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

Children’s nutritional needs and developmental abilities change and evolve dramatically in the first few years of life. The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) meal patterns reflect the changing nutritional needs of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Food and Nutrition Service’s Team Nutrition initiative released new training videos about mealtimes with toddlers (1- and 2-year-olds) in the CACFP. These videos complement Team Nutrition’s Mealtimes with Toddlers in the CACFP Operator Booklet and Family Handout, and may be used by State agencies and CACFP operators to increase understanding of meal pattern requirements for this important age group.

The 2-3 minute videos are available in English and Spanish and address the following hot topics:       
Assisting toddlers in learning how to feed themselves; Encouraging toddlers to try new foods; Types of milk to serve children in the CACFP. The videos, along with the Mealtimes with Toddlers in the CACFP Operator Booklet and Family Handout are available on the Team Nutrition web site at:

University of Nebraska – Lincoln presents “Family Style eating at home”

The benefits of family meals include: the development of positive eating habits, creation of stronger parent-child bonds, and better school performance. EAT Family Style @ Home supports families with quick, easy, and fun ways to make mealtimes healthy, enjoyable and less stressful for everyone.

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Upcoming and recorded Team Nutrition webinars

Join Team Nutrition for free training webinars on hot topics related to the CACFP meal pattern requirements. English webinars will be held from 2-2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Spanish webinars will be held from 3-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

The Team Nutrition Training Calendar is below.

To see previous recorded webinars or for registration links please click here.


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