The size and number of servings reflect consideration of individual children’s needs.
Infants have unique nutritional and developmental needs, so the CACFP has a separate meal pattern for infants. The USDA defines “infant” for purposes of the CACFP as infants from birth through 11 months of age. Infant feeding requirements apply to participants through infants 11th month of age.
- Infant Meal Pattern – The specific amunt and type of reimbursable meals changes as infants get older. Infants are grouped into three age categories for infant meal pattern purposes:
- Birth through three months
- Four months through seven months
- Eight months through 11 months
This policy complies with Head Start Performance Standard 45CFR Section 1304.23.
Updated July 2004. June 2010
It was approved by Policy Council on October 14, 1997.
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