Meal Pattern and Meal Component Resources


Meal Patterns

Serving meals that meet the nutritional needs of children is a goal of parents and child care providers.  The food program helps you do just that!  View the Food Program meal pattern requirements.

 

 Meal Pattern for children ages 1-12

 

 

Meal Pattern for Infants Birth-11 months

 

Milk Component:

 

Grains Component:

Fruit and Vegetable Components:

Meat and Meat Alternate Component:

Infant Meal Pattern and Infant Meal Standards:

 

 

Child Meal Pattern and Meal Standards:

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Practices: