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Serving Traditional Hmong Foods in Early Care Meals with the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP): A Recipe Collection

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Our cohort of Hmong early care providers shared feedback to identify challenges and opportunities to participate in the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP, also known as “the Food Program”), which provides reimbursement to participating providers for every meal they serve. To receive reimbursement, providers must serve meals that meet specific meal pattern requirements based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This collection of recipes incorporates culturally relevant Hmong foods and provides crediting information for providers seeking to include these foods as part of a CACFP-reimbursable meal. In Minnesota, the Department of Education works through sponsoring organizations to provide this reimbursement to in-home early care providers. Sponsors are a great resource for further support, as they are the experts regarding reimbursement through the CACFP.

Sized for in-home family child care providers, this booklet provides straightforward, kid-friendly recipes you can include in your reimbursable early care meals. Information and resources on ingredients are also included to make sharing more vegetables with kids fun and informative!

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