Meal Pattern Requirements & Sample Menus

Meals reimbursed through CACFP must meet the NYS Department of Health's meal pattern requirements to ensure children are receiving complete, high-quality meals and snacks. Follow the links below to view CACFP meal patterns and sample menus featuring creditable recipes: 

CACFP Healthy Meal Patterns for Infants & Children (Ages 1-18)

CACFP Crediting Handbook

NYS Department of Health Sample Menus

NYS Network for Youth Success Sample Menus

NYS Network for Youth Success Menu Planning Template