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USDA Standardized Recipes Have Moved to the Institute of Child Nutrition!

  • Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:04 AM
    Message # 7889285

    Visit the New Child Nutrition Recipe Box!

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    Team Nutrition’s USDA standardized recipes
    have moved to the Institute of Child Nutrition’s
    Child Nutrition Recipe Box!

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    The Child Nutrition Recipe Box (CNRB) provides Child Nutrition program operators with recipes to prepare healthy and delicious meals that meet meal pattern requirements. These recipes are standardized to provide meal pattern crediting information for all meal pattern components and include recipes made with legumes, whole grains, and vegetables from the vegetable subgroups including dark green, red, and/or orange vegetables.

    Recipes are organized by main entrées, vegetables, fruits, and grains, as well as alphabetically for users looking for a specific recipe. Download and print recipes as needed for your program operations.

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    Coming Soon! Recipe Box Tools!

    In the Spring of 2020, the Child Nutrition Recipe Box will provide tools and resources to help program operators navigate and implement standardized recipes. These resources will include:

    • Search tools to find recipes using a variety of search filters, such as USDA Program, Cooking Equipment, Recipe Categories, and Cuisine, to help users identify recipes of interest to them;
    • “Build My Cookbook” where users can save their favorite recipes to make a customized cookbook;
    • Shopping list feature where users can create a list of groceries from the selected recipes’ ingredients; and
    • Consumer-friendly features such as star ratings, recipe reviews, and options to share content on social media.

    Visit the Child Nutrition Recipe Box at

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