The New Mexico Early Childhood Education & Care Department (ECECD), Early Care, Education & Nutrition Division (ECEN), Family Nutrition Bureau (FNB) administers the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) on the State level. ECECD is assisted in its efforts by local organizations (sponsors) that administer the Program within their respective areas and communities (local level).
In addition to the SFSP, FNB administers the following other Child Nutrition (CN) programs and offers the following other services to approved sponsors:
- Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) – Day Care Settings for children or adults
- Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) – Family day care home settings
- Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) – After School meals and snacks for children at-risk (At-Risk component of the CACFP)
- Cooks Academy – Food service related training sessions geared for cooks in day care settings for children or adults
- SFSP Cooks Training – Food service related training sessions geared for cooks operating in the SFSP
- Regional Early Care Education Conference (RECEC) – Overall CACFP training geared toward family day care home providers that care for and feed children in home day care settings. RECEC conferences also offer an opportunity for CACFP day care home providers to earn necessary credit hours to remain eligible for participation in the CACFP homes component.
Fruits and Vegetables
Children typically eat more fruit than vegetables, but what is important is to have a variety in your diet. You should have five servings a day of fruits and vegetables. One serving of vegetables equals 1/2 cup of raw or chopped vegetable or 1 cup of leafy vegetables. Many vegetables can be hidden in juices or pureed in sauces. A fruit serving is 1/4 of a cup of dried fruit.