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:
- Brown Rice
- Sweet potatoes
- Black Beans
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
Tuna Salad (with Light salad dressing)
Romaine Lettuce/Tomato Slices
Whole grain Brown Rice
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: http://www.scribd.com 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)
Are you going to offer your menu book as a print book? Susan
Yes I am working on a print copy. Did you download the ebook?
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.
Thanks for your feedback Norris!