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Hawaii Department of Human Services (DHS)

Office of Hawaii Child Nutrition Programs (DOE)

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Hawaii Child Care Nutrition Program

Department of Human Services Licensing Workers

Hawaii State Department of Human Services (DHS) Benefit, Employment and Support Services Division's Employment and Child Care Program Office strives to promote high quality, developmentally appropriate programs for children and their families. The Department is committed to the health and safety of children enrolled in licensed child care facilities that include quality nutrition.

The Hawaii Child Care Nutrition Program will work with licensing workers in reviewing meal or snack menus from child care providers and consulting on special needs cases.

HCCNP PowerPoint Presentation
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

Breakfast Menu Template/PDF Form Fillable
Instructions for Breakfast Menu Template
  • Sample Breakfast Menu
Lunch or Supper
Lunch or Supper Menu Template/PDF Form Fillable
Instructions for Lunch or Supper Menu Template
Sample Lunch or Supper Menu
16-Day Nutrient Analyzed Lunch Menu for Preschoolers (PDF)
Snack Menu Template/PDF Form Fillable

Instructions for Snack Menu Template
  • Sample Snack Menu
Grains & Bread Serving Size Chart
Handy Guide on Creditable Foods (OHCNP)

Podcast Trainings

Get the Facts: Nutrition Facts! Toolkit
Mealtime Matters! Toolkit
Allergies, Allergies, All Around! Toolkit


Family Style Meal Service
Combination Foods
Menu Review FAQ

Nutrition for Health

A Food Guide
Healthy Meetings Checklist
Sauces, Dips, and Dressings

Group Child Care Newsletters

Family Child Care Newsletters

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)

Child Care Nutrition Resource System
Benchmarks for Child Care Nutrition
Licensing of Group Child Care Centers and Group Child Care Homes
Healthy Classroom Celebration Resources
Maximizing the Message: Helping Moms & Kids Make Healthier Food Choices
Rethink Your Drink (extension)
Time with TV (extension)
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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