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Infant Feeding

Egg white is not a reimbursable food. What if a whole egg is served, can a center be paid for this meal?

Answer: 

As long as the required food items are served, the meal may be reimbursed. If a whole egg is served at lunch or supper, the yolk would count as the meat alternate.

Do we need to have menus for older infant meals (8-11 mo.) when the parent chooses to provide all of the food and formula and we are therefore not able to claim the meals?

Answer: 

You still need to record foods that infants ate on the daily infant report to comply with DHS rules. In addition, the infant must be enrolled in CACFP and a form must be on file documenting that the formula and food were offered.

Can an infant be fed meals at different times than the rest of the children?

Answer: 

Yes, infants should be fed on cue or when hungry. Use the following as a guide to determine which meal to record.

If the infant arrives in the morning:

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 17, 2014 at 3:04pm.