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Nutrition and Menu Planning

Contact the Child Care Food Program

  •  850-245-4323
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    Fax

    850-414-1622
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    Mailing Address

    Bureau of Child Care Food Programs  

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-17 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399 

Feeding Infants in the Child Care Food Program

This page contains information specific to infants – children from the age of birth through 11 months.

Topics include Infant Meal Pattern Requirements and Guidance; Infant Feeding Forms; Creditable Foods; Menu Planning Tools; Breastfeeding Support; and Parent Education Materials.

Feeding Children in the Child Care Food Program

This page contains information specific to children ages one and older. 

Topics include Child Meal Pattern Requirements and Guidance; Creditable Foods and Food Purchasing; Menu Planning Tools; and Standardized Recipes

New - Meal Patterns and Resources

This page provides resources related to the new CCFP meal patterns. Under the new nutrition standards, meals and snacks served will include a greater variety of vegetables and fruit, more whole grains, and less added sugar and saturated fat. CCFP centers and day care homes must comply with the new meal standards by October 1, 2017. 

Farm to Preschool

This page includes information on how to implement or grow Farm to Preschool in child care settings.


Special Dietary Needs in the Child Care Food Program

This page contains information regarding accommodating children special dietary conditions.

Topics include disabilities; food allergies; milk substitutions; and vegetarianism.

Nutrition Education

This page contains nutrition education materials for child care providers, children, and parents.

Spanish Materials

This page contains Spanish versions of the child and infant meal pattern, A Guide to Crediting Foods, children’s books, and more.