I participate in the Coordinated Child Care Food Program of Pinellas, Inc. They use Minute Menus systems.

I am monitored in my home at least twice yearly by a Coordinated Child Care Food Monitor.

Some of the things that are observed during her visit may include:


That I maintain sign in and out forms for all children in care.

The meal observed contains all required components.

That I served proper portion sizes.

Cereal products contain no more that 10 grams of sugar per serving.

The meal is served at a safe temperature.

“Whole” fruit and vegetables are served at least twice a week at breakfast and twice a week at snack.


Refrigerators are maintained at 41 degrees F or below and freezers are maintained at zero degrees F or below .

Cleaning supplies are stored separately from food.

The children and I practice hand washing prior to eating.

There are no obvious fire, health or safety hazards.

Sample Menus may include:

Breakfast: waffle, mixed fruit and milk

Lunch: chicken, mac N chesse, green beans, peaches & milk

And some of our Snacks: string cheese, whole grain crackers & water; apple slices, peanut butter & water; baked apple sprinkled with granola & milk