Introductory Child Care Meal Quality Forums

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The Introductory MQ Forums are intended for newer cooks who are developing their culinary, menu planning, and meal service skills.

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Introductory MQ Forums

Forums are identical. Register for ONE date only.

Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

CACFP Meal Patterns and Menu Planning: This session will provide guidance on serving nutritious foods to preschoolers, include an overview of the CACFP meal patterns for children, provide guidance and tools to assist CACFP Operators with the requirement to credit grains as ounce equivalents (effective October 1, 2021), share considerations and tools for meal planning and purchasing to promote serving high quality meals to preschoolers, and highlight the USDA online Food Buying Guide tools that will help to simplify menu planning and crediting. All attendees will receive a toolkit with resources to help them prepare a variety of nutritious meals that meet the CACFP meal patterns. Speakers: Jennifer McNeil, RDN, SNS, LunchAssist founder and Courtney Hardoin, MS, RD, Nutrition Education Consultant, California Department of Education

Kitchen Experience: Get ready to have fun as you learn new culinary skills! This interactive session will provide guidance on food safety and working safely in the kitchen, and will highlight beginning knife skills, such as cutting herbs and produce, in a virtual culinary activity. All attendees will receive a toolkit with produce safety resources and tools to assist with the culinary skills activities. Chef: Kristine Smith, MS, RD, Senior Director of Neighborhood House Association, San Diego, CA


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