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Hawaii Child Care Nutrition Program


Meals and snacks provided by child care providers are required to meet guidelines set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). It is necessary for child care providers to have their menus reviewed by a qualified nutrition consultant or as part of their participation in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program.

The Hawaii Child Care Nutrition Program will work with child care providers in reviewing meal or snack menus.

16-Day Nutrient Analyzed Lunch Menu for Preschoolers (PDF)


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

USDA Component Guidelines for Children

NEW Breakfast Meal Pattern (effective 10/1/2017)
NEW Lunch/Supper Meal Pattern (effective 10/1/2017)
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
NEW Breakfast Menu Template (effective 10/1/2017)/PDF Form Fillable

NEW Instructions for Breakfast Menu Template (effective 10/1/2017)

Lunch or Supper
NEW Lunch or Supper Menu Template (effective 10/1/2017)/PDF Form Fillable
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)
NEW Snack Menu Template (effective 10/1/2017)/PDF Form Fillable

NEW Instructions for Snack Menu Template (effective 10/1/2017)
  • Sample Snack Menu
Grains & Bread Serving Size Chart
Handy Guide on Creditable Foods (OHCNP)


Healthy Eating Attitudes
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
Shop Smart at the Grocery Mart Toolkit

Delightfully Delicious Discoveries in the Classroom
Modules & Activities
  • Nutrition Education Resources & References
  • Handouts

Allergies, Allergies, All Around! Toolkit & Podcast Series
Munch and Move Towards a Healthy Future
Mealtime Matters! Toolkit & Podcast
Making Meals in Minutes! Toolkit
"Kid-Friendly Snacks" Tookit
Meal Pattern Update Toolkit


Family Style Meal Service
Combination Foods
Menu Review FAQ


Resources (Handouts)

Healthy Celebration Treats for Preschools
Spending Less, Eating Better
Meals in Minutes
Meal Planning
Importance of Family Meals

Munchable Home Lunches
Home Lunch Feedback Forms
Munchable Snacks
Snack Feedback Forms

Resources (Websites)

Nutrition For Child Care Providers
Child & Adult Care Food Program
Healthy School Meals Resource System
Child Care Recipes: Food for Health & Fun from USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program
Licensing of Group Child Care Centers and Group Child Care Homes
Physical Activity, Nutrition and Wellness in Child Care

Healthy Classroom Celebration Resources
Maximizing the Message: Helping Moms & Kids Make Healthier Food Choices
Rethink Your Drink (eXtension)
Time with TV (eXtension)
MyPlate - Information for Preschools
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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