Healthy Smoothies Popular With Kids in Child Care

Kid-Friendly, CACFP Creditable Recipes Pass Taste Tests at National CACFP Sponsors Association

While developing CACFP recipes that pass kids' taste tests, the National CACFP Sponsors Association found a favorite with the Sunrise Smoothie. Thousands of child care providers have found this frosty smoothie to be an easy, nutritious and healthy way to start the day or served as a quick snack packed with protein and fruit.

If you know children, you know their favorite word is "again" when they like something. Our children kitchen testers are wearing that word out with this fun recipe. With just three ingredients — peach yogurt, pineapple juice, mandarin oranges — this delicious smoothie can be made quickly and inexpensively too. Kid-friendly, nutritious recipes can be easy! Check out our Peanut Butter Banana Samurai Rolls too.

For child care programs participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), the good news is that this is a #CACFPCreditable recipe for children and adults, which means you get to serve a fan favorite while claiming it as a reimbursable meal expense.

Care providers not participating in the USDA food program can join today! Find A Sponsor today at and start receiving USDA funding for serving nutritious foods, so that every child has access and can start developing healthy habits early. Find more recipes at

Source: National CACFP Sponsors Association

About National CACFP Sponsors Association

The National CACFP Sponsors Association serves as a national platform which provides education, support, and resources to organizations who administer the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program to the CACFP community.

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