USDA Food and Nutrution Service


Ensuring Children and Adults Have Access to Nutritious Meals and Snacks



Grow It, Try It, Like It! Fun with Fruits and Vegetables at Family Child Care is designed to help Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) operators provide garden-based nutrition education for children ages 3 through 5 years old in family child care settings. Through the activities in Grow It, Try It, Like It!, children touch, smell, feel, and taste new fruits and vegetables. Children also learn how fruits and vegetables grow. Planting activities help children connect the delicious food choices at the table with the farm, orchard, or garden. Click Here for All Files 


Team Nutrition Cooks! is a series of cooking-based nutrition activities for out-of-school and afterschool programs, for children around ages 8 to 12 years old. These activities can spark children’s interest in trying new foods and help empower them with skills for independence. Cooking can also help kids become more interested in making healthy food choices that can help build and support good eating habits throughout their lifetime.


Click Here for CACFP Grains Equivalent Worksheet

Click Here for Grain Bowls Recipe 

Click Here for Corn and Zucchini Pancake

Click Here for Cereals That Meet CACFP Requirements

Click Here for Identifying Cereal Sugar Limits