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Items in this list may be obtained from the sources cited. Contact information reflects the most current data about the source that has been provided to the MCH Digital Library.

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National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness. 2020. Cook's corner: Recipes for healthy snacks—Compiled from Brush Up on Oral Health (3rd ed.). Itasca, IL: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, 50 pp.

Annotation: This cookbook includes recipes to support children’s healthy growth and development with ingredients that are fresh, low in fat, and high in fiber. None of the recipes include added sugar. The recipes can help early care and education programs meet nutrition standards from the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program, which call for meals and snacks served in group setting to include a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and limited sugar or saturated fat. The cookbook is divided into recipes for dairy, fruit, and vegetables. Each recipe includes a list of ingredients, directions, a picture of the prepared recipe, and, where needed, safety tips. It is available in English and in Spanish.

Contact: National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (888) 227-5125 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child nutrition, Cookbooks, Early childhood education, Recipes, Snacks, Spanish language materials, Young children

Maryland Department of Agriculture. 2014. Maryland WIC farmer's market cookbook. [Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Agriculture], 24 pp.

Annotation: This cookbook for families enrolled in the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides information on finding fresh, nutritious food at farmer's markets. Topics include reasons to shop at a farmer's market and how to use WIC checks to buy fruit and vegetables in season at the farmer's market. Additional contents include tips on food safety, storage, and preparation; recipes; a list of farmers' markets in Maryland; and information from national public health campaigns for pregnant women.

Contact: Maryland Department of Agriculture, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401, Telephone: (410) 841-8106 Secondary Telephone: (301) 261-8106 Fax: (410) 841-5914 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Cookbooks, Food handling, Fruit, Infants, Maryland, Nutrition, Pregnant women, Recipes, State programs, Vegetables, WIC Program

Chase L, Rivers J. 1993. Down home healthy: Family recipes of black American chefs. Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute, 44 pp.

Annotation: This cookbook gives recipes and cooking tips for low-fat meals, drawing on the New Orleans and Florida backgrounds of the authors, who are black American chefs. A bibliography is included. The booklet was produced in cooperation with Project LEAN of the American Dietetic Association and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Contact: National Cancer Institute, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20892-8322, Telephone: (800) 422-6237 Secondary Telephone: Contact Phone: (800) 422-6237 Fax: (301) 402-0555 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: NIH 93-3408.

Keywords: Blacks, Cookbooks, Ethnic groups, Food habits

Shapiro S, ed. 1990. Nutrition resources for early childhood: A selected annotated bibliography prepared for the 1990 Head Start Health Institute. Washington, DC: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 28 pp.

Annotation: This annotated resource guide on nutrition materials for early childhood is a selected listing of current nutrition education and programmatic publications and resources available for professionals, parents, and children. The three sections are: 1) nutrition education materials including nutrition resources for children with special health needs; 2) nutrition program applications and resources containing curricula, guidelines, manuals and reports; and 3) selected sources of additional information. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Photocopy available at no charge.

Keywords: Audiovisual materials, Child care centers, Child nutrition, Children with special health care needs, Cookbooks, Early childhood education, Head Start, Materials for children, Nutrition programs, Young children


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.