Food Preparation


Preparing nutritious, balanced meals that look and taste good is an important step in teaching the young children in your care healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.

CARE Connection: Food Preparation Resources 

For training in preparing healthful, delicious food, see Culinary Techniques.

On the Road to Professional Food Preparation offers guidance in developing cooking skills. Check out the Child Nutrition online courses or use the training resource

The USDA Recipes for Child Care provide reimbursement information and nutrient analysis.