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Why are Cheerios or other adult dry cereals not reimbursable for snack for infants age?


The only reimbursable grain/bread at snack is bread or crackers for this age group. Adult cereals do not fall under either of these categories. In addition, these cereals are often hard or sharp and contain small hard pieces of fruit or nuts that could pose a choking risk. Cereals that are not infant cereals also often contain mixed grains that may cause an allergic reaction. Enriched farina, regular oatmeal and corn grits can be fed as additional foods, although they are not reimbursable as a substitute for iron-fortified infant cereal in CACFP infant meals and only with parent's approval.

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on October 05, 2015 at 5:12pm.