Inspirational and Empowering Child Care Business Owners To Build Successful Child Care Businesses

February is heart health month, what a great time to think about how to add more heart healthy foods to your menus!

As a child care provider, you are in a great position to assure that children are provided with foods that contributes to healthy hearts.

After all, what you do shapes the future and your decision to serve heart healthy foods will only lead to the world having less heart disease.

Moreover, when parents know that you serve lots of  healthy foods to children; it will cause your childcare business to be more marketable to parents who want their children eating healthier foods.

Today I am going to share with you a list of heart healthy foods to add to your menus:

  • Tuna
  • Brown Rice
  • Blueberries
  • Carrots
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Oranges
  • Tomatoes
  • Cantaloupe
  • Black Beans
  • Oatmeal

That was a small list of heart healthy foods to add to your menus. However, my goal is to give you some ideas of foods to serve to children that leads to kids having healthier hearts.

Here is a “One-Day” Sample Heart Healthy Menu

** Menu meets the Child Adult & Food Program Guidelines




Skim Milk


Tuna Salad (with Light salad dressing)

Romaine Lettuce/Tomato Slices


Whole grain Brown Rice

Skim Milk



Light Ranch Dressing

Whole Grain Crackers

Tip: Be sure to post menus where they are visible to parents and uploading your menus online is a great way to market your program. Visit: and get those menus online!

Happy Menu Planning,


If you need more menu ideas, be sure to download a copy of my Healthy Child Care Menus eBook.

Comments on: "It’s Time To Give Your Menus a Healthy Heart Evaluation" (4)

  1. Susan Campbell said:

    Are you going to offer your menu book as a print book? Susan


  2. Thanks for sharing this information. I have been seeing that the day care center are spreading but sometimes I worry about the care of the children outside of their mother’s view. In San Antonio, they have things pretty down though.


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