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Prevent Deductions! Serve ONE (1) Whole Grain Each Day

 Starting October 1, 2018, facilities who do NOT have ONE whole grain recorded for the day (on days when a grain was required/served) will be deducted for the lowest paying meal or snack that has a grain on that day. Each time you serve a whole grain, make sure to record it to ensure you get credit.

Whole Grains




Mealtime Minutes

 A webinar on “How to Support Breastfeeding in the CACFP” is scheduled for Aug. 16, and “Feeding Infants: Starting With Solids” on Sept. 20.

For more information on the webinars, click here




2017 Tax Statements

 The 2017 tax statements have been mailed. If you have any questions, or you did not receive yours, please call the office at (309) 925-2274. Thank you!




Center Move/Transfer Policy

If a facility would like to transfer from one sponsoring organization to another, there are certain guidelines and policies that must be followed.  Here is the transfer policy for Day Care Resources.
Center Move/Transfer Policy
 




AmazonSmile

Day Care Resources now has an AmazonSmile account. When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0/5% of the purchase price to Day Care Resources, Inc. Bookmark this website: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/37-1157887 and support us every time you shop!




Vegetarian Meals

 Are you looking for ways to cut down on your grocery bill? Do you care for vegetarian children? If so, you may want to consider serving a few vegetarian meals at your center. Plant based meals can help save money, serve vegetarian children, and improve health! Log in to check out our vegetarian resources, including recipes and over 2 months of meal ideas!




Low Fat Milk Required for Ages 2 and Over

According to a new USDA requirement,  low fat milk (1% or skim) must be served to all children age 2 and older. 1 year olds must receive whole milk according to DCFS Regulations. Centers must be in compliance by October 1, 2011.

Start now to transition kids from high fat (whole and 2%) to low fat (1% or skim) milk! Low fat milk contains the same amount of bone-building nutrients as whole milk. However, switching from whole to 1% milk can reduce fat by 17 grams in one day!  

Check out our special bulletin "The Food Program is MOO-VING to LOW FAT MILK!"
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Keep Your Food Program Records!

According to the USDA, home day care providers must:

- Keep all food program records for 3 years from the date of submission.

- Have 1 year (plus the current month) of records available at reviews.

- Have access to the remaining years of records. These records can be stored off site.