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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

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.

USDA Component Guidelines for Children

Meal Planning

Breakfast Lunch or Supper Snack


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
Grains 101


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
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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