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Staying Healthy During the Holidays

Maintaining a nutritional, balanced diet can be quite difficult for children during the holiday season, especially with the holiday activities and sweet treats floating around. Supporting your kids' healthy nutrition and eating habits is an important responsibility you have as a child care provider. While offering more treats during the season may seem insignificant right now, your children are at risk of losing the healthy habits you helped them form [...]

2018-12-16T05:33:16+00:00December 10th, 2018|Child Care community|0 Comments

Celebrating Winter Solstice With Your Kids

Winter solstice can be an enchanting time for children and is a great opportunity to celebrate and provide an educational experience for the kids in your child care home. The winter solstice is on December 21, 2018, and is the official mark of winter making it the shortest day and longest night of the year. Create some magic in your child care home this season with winter solstice crafts and [...]

2018-12-16T05:31:37+00:00December 8th, 2018|Child Care community|0 Comments

Winter Safety Tips

The weather outside is frightful, so that means extra precautions and safety measures for the children in your care! Particularly if you live in colder climates with snow, your child care kids may be itching to go play outside during winter. Keep them safe this season with a few winter weather safety tips. Layers layers layers  Make sure every child is snugly wrapped up in thin, warm layers. Don't let [...]

2018-12-16T05:29:14+00:00December 4th, 2018|Child Care community|0 Comments

Easy Snowman Craft for Kids

Do you want to build a snowman? We do! Celebrate the frosty season with an easy snowman craft with your kids! This simple snowman craft for kids involves craft supplies that you most likely have at home already. Put some wintry, joyful music on and craft the day away with your kids. Supplies: White construction paper or cardstock Colored construction paper Colored ribbon Markers Scissors Glue   Start with cutting [...]

2018-12-16T05:27:15+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Child Care community|0 Comments

Winter Vegetables and Fruits

'Tis the season to fill your plate with beautiful winter vegetables and fruits. There is a wide variety of winter produce to choose from, so there's no need to limit your dishes and skimp out on wonderful seasonal flavors. Teaching your children about winter vegetables and fruits can be a very fun (and tasty) lesson, especially if you grow your own winter produce. If you don't grow your own, take [...]

2018-11-30T21:19:31+00:00November 30th, 2018|Child Care community|0 Comments

Child Care Success Summit 2018

Last month, the Minute Menu team attended the annual Childcare Success Summit, “the world’s largest conference devoted to the ‘business side’ of early learning.” This year the conference was located in downtown Dallas, TX, and many of our team members had the exciting opportunity of attending and exhibiting. With over 650 people in attendance, we were able to provide centers with knowledge of how participating in the Child and Adult [...]

2018-11-05T17:00:03+00:00November 5th, 2018|Child Care community, Company News, Minute Menu CX|0 Comments

CCFP Roundtable Conference – Minute Menu Systems

The Minute Menu Systems team will be heading to Anaheim, California in just a few days for the 27th Annual CCFP Roundtable Conference. We are excited about the opportunity to provide training workshops and meet with many of our customers face to face. If you are attending the Roundtable Conference, make sure to stop by the Minute Menu booth and meet the team! Below are the Roundtable workshops we will [...]

2018-10-12T16:22:38+00:00October 12th, 2018|CACFP|0 Comments

Common Questions About Sponsoring Centers

What is the hardest part of sponsoring unaffiliated centers? Staffing. It can be difficult to find that right people who can handle the pressure.  The person must be determined not to let the responsibility and learning curve get them down.  They must be tactful and gracious at the same time. The numbers. It is no harder that being a sponsor of family child care homes…just more of it.  Be sure [...]

2018-10-10T16:11:44+00:00October 10th, 2018|CACFP, Child Care community, Minute Menu CX|0 Comments

Minute Menu CX: Instructions for States Where New Meal Pattern Fiscal Action Exempts September 2018 Claims

There are only a few things that you need to do to accommodate extending the fiscal action to claims processed beyond October 1st: Whole Grains Check Preference Setting After you install the Minute Menu CX update, go to Sponsor Policies and set preference M.13 to either “warn if violated” or “ignore if violated.”  This will prevent the processor from disallowing if a whole grain is not indicated for the day [...]

2018-10-02T20:21:59+00:00September 27th, 2018|CACFP|0 Comments

Instructions for States Where New Meal Pattern Fiscal Action Exempts September 2018 Claims

There are only a few things that you need to do to accommodate extending the fiscal action transition period to claims processed beyond October 1st: Whole Grains Check Preference Setting After you install the Minute Menu HX 3.0 update (which will be available Sunday, September 30th), go to “Sponsor Preferences” and set preference Q.012 to either “warn” or “ignore.”  This will prevent the processor from disallowing if a whole grain [...]

2018-10-02T20:22:32+00:00September 26th, 2018|CACFP|1 Comment