|Online Bonus: Encourage Kids to Eat More Veggies (Click Here)!|
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Be sure to offer kids a variety of foods; don't claim the same food in two different ways at a meal (for example, apples and apple juice are both apples). Serve and enter anothecreditable fruit/veggie item instead.
|Tier Renewals Go Out June 30|
All income eligibility forms expire June 30, 2014, and new forms will be mailed to you that same day. If you need to re-apply, submit your new application (and any required documentation) to the Madison office before 7/31/14 for a possible July 1 approval date. If you haven’t received your materials by July 16, call 800-783-9322, ##7237.
May's Prize Winner
The winner of the May Provider Connection drawing was Nancy Kanter, who won a Kizmos BPA-free plastic storage set. Congratulations! Always read your Provider Connection to find the code . Click on it, complete the entry form, and submit. You could win, too!
Send Updated Regulations
Remember to fax, email, or send a copy of each page of your updated regulation to us as soon as you get it. Updated licenses and certificates aren't automatically forwarded to us.
These are examples of shelf-stable dried meat, poultry or seafood items that are NOT CREDITABLE on the food program and will be deducted. Don't lose money. Serve a creditable meat/meat alternate instead, and enter that item on your menus.
Water isn't stored in the body in the same way that nutrients are. So if we lose more water than we drink (by sweating, for example), dehydration can easily happen. This can be serious for children and older adults. The symptoms may include:
You Could Win!
We started a new contest in May, using assigned readings in your Provider Handbook (Nutrition and Wellness Tips for Young Children). (For your convenience, the Handbook is also located on the WECA website at wisconsinearlychildhood.org, Food Program, Food Program Resources.)
Print the worksheet to keep track of your answers, but you must submit your answers on the online form to enter.
Before August 31, correctly answer all six questions and submit your online entry for a chance to win one of 12 prizes. Entries will be judged after August 31. You may enter only once and you must answer all questions correctly to be entered into the drawing.
Prizes include four "Grow It, Try It, Like It" USDA resource kits that several providers previewed for us last year; and four Foam Flyer games and four Foam Ring-Toss games from Lakeshore Learning. Winners will be chosen at random from all correct online entries that meet the deadline.
Remember: Use the online entry form and answer each question correctly to participate. Submission deadline for the online entry form is August 31, 2014.
Thank you, Area Coordinator Annette Wilburn, for your help.
|Civil Rights in the Federal Food Program
Civil rights are the rights of personal liberty guaranteed by the 13th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution and by Acts of Congress. The goals of civil rights include: