CACFP Meal Pattern. Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. AGE GROUPS. MEAL COMPONENTS. Print Meal Pattern 1-12 year olds Guidance Memo 12C: http://fns.dpi.wi.gov/fns_centermemos. Food Buying Guide Crediting Handbook.
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Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Print Meal Pattern 1-12 year olds
Guidance Memo 12C: http://fns.dpi.wi.gov/fns_centermemos
Assure each child receives at least the minimum serving amount of each component as indicated by the meal pattern
* Includes low-fat & non-fat forms of lactose reduced, lactose free, buttermilk or acidified milk
* No more than one-half of the meat/meat alternate requirement for lunch and supper
Potatoes are a vegetable (Baked, mashed, roasted, hash browns, French fries, tater tots)
Bread, biscuit, roll, muffin, crackers,
hot and cold cereal, rice, pasta, waffles, tortillas, pancakes, granola bars
Whole-Grain or Enriched
Primary grain ingredient
½ or 1 serving of one item can be less than ½ or 1 serving of a similar item of a different size
Food Buying Guide page 3-15
Crediting Handbook pages 48 & 49
DPI website http://fns.dpi.wi.gov/files/fns/pdf/grain_bread_chart.pdf
A center is required to provide food substitutions or make modifications in meals for children whose food allergies become a disability or when other disabilities restrict their diets
A medical statement signed by a licensed physician must be on file
A center may provide food substitutions, at their discretion, for individual children who do not have a disability, but who are medically certified as having a special medical or dietary need
Food intolerances or allergies that do not have life-threatening reactions (anaphylactic reactions)
If no medical statement is on file, the center cannot claim meals for reimbursement when parents provide foods that replace what the center provides
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