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Hawaii Child Care Nutrition Program

Nutrition Consultants

Child care providers are required to have their menus reviewed by a qualified nutrition consultant, or as part of their participation in the United States Department of Agriculture Child and Adult Care Food Program. As the number and access to qualified nutrition consultant resources decrease, child care facilities have difficulty in meeting nutrition requirements for licensing.

The Hawaii Child Care Nutrition Program will work with Preschool/Providers to have their menus reviewed as part of their licensing requirement. Nutrition training and technical assistance will also be provided.

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


Nutrition Checklist
Menu Review Request Form / PDF fillable version
Menu Review FAQ
Site Visit Review Form / PDF fillable version

USDA Component Guidelines for Children

Breakfast Meal Pattern
Lunch/Supper Meal Pattern
Snack Meal Pattern

Meal Planning

The Menu Venue - A Menu Planning Toolkit
The Menu Venue - A Guide to Meal Planning Webcast

Breakfast Menu Template/PDF Form Fillable

Instructions for Breakfast Menu Template
Lunch or Supper
Lunch or Supper Menu Template/PDF Form Fillable
Instructions for Lunch or Supper Menu Template

Snack Menu Template/PDF Form Fillable

Instructions for Snack Menu Template


• Healthy Eating Attitudes

Munch on a Home Lunch Toolkit

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 Allergies, Allergies, All Around
Munch and Move Towards a Healthy Future
Mealtime Matters! Toolkit & Podcast
Making Meals in Minutes! Toolkit
"Kid-Friendly Snacks" Toolkit
Meal Pattern Update Toolkit
Grains 101


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
Hawaii State DOH News Release Regarding Recalled Peanut Products
Munchable Home Lunches
Home Lunch Feedback Forms
Munchable Snacks
Snack Feedback Forms

Resources (Websites)

Nutrition For Child Care Providers
Nutrition Standards for Child-Care Programs (Position of the American Dietetic Association)
Licensing of Group Child Care Centers and Group Child Care Homes
FDA and CDC Investigation of Peanut Product Recalls: Salmonella Typhimurium
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
Family Child care providers



Contact Information

Hawaii Child Care Nutrition Program
1955 East-West Road #306
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Phone: (808) 956-4124
Fax: (808) 956-6457



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