Missouri Eat Smart Guidelines for Child Care

Facts about the Eat Smart Guidelines

The Guidelines challenge child care facilities to improve their meal service by following recommended standards that are above the minimum requirements.

The Guidelines recommend menu improvements including:


The Guidelines also include environmental factors that relate to nutrition habits and meal service.

When a child care facility meets all the Guidelines at either the Intermediate or Advanced level, it can apply to be recognized as an "Eat Smart Child Care."

Missouri Eat Smart Guidelines for Child Care

Click here for Eat Smart Child Care application forms.

Why should your child care adopt the Eat Smart Guidelines?