CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM
Must be a DHS licensed or Tribally certified child care home
Must attend annual training sessions
Must document child attendance, meals served, and menus
Prepare and Serve
Must prepare and serve meals and snacks that meet the programs meal pattern requirements
Children receive nutritious meals and snacks that provide essential nutrients for healthy growth and development. Children who are well-nourished are sick less often, learn more effectively, and behave better.
Child Care Providers receive a reimbursement for the cost of meals and snacks that meet the Child Nutrition Guidelines. They also have the satisfaction of knowing they are helping children develop good eating habits for a lifetime.
Parents are comforted knowing the nutritious meals their children are eating will give them what they need to grow strong, do well in school, and help develop an awareness of the benefits of healthy eating.
MEET THE TEAM
Trish Trease has 17 years of experience in early child care, from working for a child care center to starting her own business. Her knowledge of the aspects of child nutrition has helped her succeed in her current position as a Child Nutrition Specialist for DCD. Mrs. Trease serves 19 counties and approximately 90 family child care homes. Her program currently has over 1,400 children enrolled and offers over 90 hours of training annually.
Child Nutrition Specialist
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