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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

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Team Nutrition. 2013. Grow it, try it, like it! Preschool fun with fruits and vegetables (rev.). Alexndria, VA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Team Nutrition, multiple items.

Annotation: This garden-themed, nutrition education kit for child care center staff introduces children to three fruits (peaches, strawberries, and cantaloupe) and three vegetables (spinach, sweet potatoes, and crookneck squash). The kit includes seven booklets with activities. A CD-ROM with supplemental information and a DVD with Cool Puppy Pup's Picnic and Lunch Parties are also available. Each set of lessons contains hands-on activities, planting activities, and nutrition education activities that introduce MyPlate. The kit can be used to promote learning at home with parent/child activities and family-sized recipes that give tips for cooking with children.

Contact: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Team Nutrition, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 632, Alexandria, VA 22302, Telephone: (703) 305-1624 Fax: (703) 305-2549 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Children, Food handling, Health promotion, Learning, Materials for children, Nutrition education, Recipes, Young children

Missenberg SK, Bogle M, Wright AC. 1995. Quick meals for healthy kids and busy parents: Wholesome family recipes in 30 minutes or less from three leading child nutrition experts. Minneapolis, MN: Chronimed Publishing, 244 pp.

Annotation: The goals of this book are to help parents plan quick and healthful meals, provide fun and interesting recipes, help organize and simplify menu planning and food shopping, and give information on healthful eating. Most of the recipes can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. The first section includes nutrition information, including the food pyramid, nutrient labeling, and a discussion of fat in the diet. In the second section, each recipe includes an extensive nutrient analysis.

Contact: John Wiley and Sons, Corporate Headquarters, 111 River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030, Telephone: (201) 748-6000 Fax: (201) 748-6088 E-mail: Web Site: $12.95 plus $4.00 or 7 percent shipping and handling.

Keywords: Child nutrition, Fats, Food labeling, Food pyramid, Menu planning, Nutrients, Nutrition, Parents, Recipes

North Dakota State Department of Health, Division of Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition and Dental Programs. 1986. Special snacks for special people. Bismarck, ND: North Dakota State Department of Health, 1 p.

Contact: North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Maternal and Child Health, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Department 301, Bismarck, ND 58505-0200, Telephone: (701) 328-2493 Secondary Telephone: (800) 472-2286 Contact Phone: (701) 224 - 2493 Web Site: Single copies available at no charge; may be reproduced with acknowledgement. Please contact them for exact information.

Keywords: Child nutrition, Nutrition education, Recipes


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