Sponsors & Collaborators

Hawaii Department of Human Services (DHS)

Office of Hawaii Child Nutrition Programs (DOE)

Hawaii Department of Education (DOE)





Hawaii Child Care Nutrition Program

Family Child Care Providers

Family Child Care Providers may have their menus reviewed by a qualified nutrition consultant, or as part of their participation in the USDA Child Care Food Program through PATCH. The Hawaii Child Care Nutrition Program will work with providers to have their menus reviewed in order to help ensure healthful meals and snacks are provided to our children. Nutrition training and technical assistance will also be provided.

HCCNP Contact Information
HCCNP Flyer - Color Version / Black & White Version


Nutrition Checklist (PDF), NEW Nutrition Checklist (effective 10/1/2017)
Menu Review Request Form / PDF fillable version
Menu Review FAQ

USDA Component Guidelines for Children

Breakfast Meal Pattern, NEW Breakfast Meal Pattern (effective 10/1/2017)
Lunch or Supper Meal Pattern, NEW Lunch/Supper Meal Pattern (effective 10/1/2017)
Snack Meal Pattern, NEW Snack Meal Pattern (effective 10/1/2017)

Meal Planning

The Menu Venue - A Menu Planning Toolkit
The Menu Venue - A Guide to Meal Planning Webcast
  • Breakfast Menu Template/PDF Fillable version
NEW Breakfast Menu Template (effective 10/1/2017)/PDF Form Fillable
  • Instructions for using Breakfast Template
NEW Instructions for Breakfast Menu Template (effective 10/1/2017)
  • Sample Breakfast Menu
Lunch or Supper
  • Lunch or Supper Menu Template/PDF Fillable version
NEW Lunch or Supper Menu Template (effective 10/1/2017)/PDF Form Fillable
  • Instructions for using Lunch or Supper Template
NEW Instructions for Lunch or Supper Menu Template (effective 10/1/2017)
  • Sample Lunch or Supper Menu
  • 16-Day Nutrient Analyzed Lunch Menu for Preschoolers (PDF)
  • Snack Menu Template/PDF Fillable version
NEW Snack Menu Template (effective 10/1/2017)/PDF Form Fillable
  • Instructions for using Snack Template
NEW Instructions for Snack Menu Template (effective 10/1/2017)
  • Sample Snack Menu
Grains & Bread Serving Size Chart
Handy Guide on Creditable Foods (OHCNP)


Munch on a Home Lunch Toolkit
  • Training Manual
  • Handouts
  • Optional Handouts
Get the Facts: Nutrition Facts! Toolkit & Podcast Training Series
Nutrition Facts & Healthy Snacks Toolkit

Helping Our Keiki Eat Healthyfully & Happily
Shop Smart at the Grocery Mart Toolkit
I Can, You Can, Let's All MENU PLAN! Toolkit
Mealtime Matters! Toolkit & Podcast
Allergies, Allergies, All Around! Toolkit & Podcast Series
Munch & Move Towards a Healthy Future
Kid-Friendly Snacks! Toolkit
Meal Pattern Update Toolkit


Family Style Meal Service
Combination Foods
Menu Review FAQ


Resources (Handouts)

Healthy Celebration Treats
Importance of Family Meals

Munchable Home Lunches

Home Lunch Feedback Forms
Munchable Snacks
Snack Feedback Forms

Resources (Websites)

Nutrition For Child Care Providers
Registration for Family Child Care Homes
PATCH Child Care Food Program
Healthy School Meals Resource System
Physical Activity, Nutrition and Wellness in Child Care

Maximizing the Message: Helping Moms & Kids Make Healthier Food Choices
Feeding Infants: A Guide for Use in Child Nutrition Programs

Rethink Your Drink (eXtension)
Time with TV (eXtension)
MyPlate - Information for Preschoolers
A Local Guide to Eating Fish Safely
Let's Move! Child Care
CACFP Wellness Resources for Child Care Professionals
Crediting Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program
Child Nutrition Labeling Program
Nutrition Standards for CACFP Meals and Snacks
CACFP Meal Pattern Training Tools


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User Zones

DHS Licensing Workers
Nutrition Consultants



Contact Information

Hawaii Child Care Nutrition Program
1955 East-West Road #306
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: (808) 956-4124
Fax: (808) 956-6457
E-mail: hccnp@hawaii.edu




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