Providing Good Nutrition Education and Training to Childcare Providers and Their Families

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Non-Creditable Foods

Non-Creditable Foods

The following foods fail to meet minimum standards for nutrition:

 

Dairy


  • Cream Cheese 

  • Parmesan Cheese

  • Romano Cheese 

  • Evaporated Milk

  • Ice Cream 

  • Nonfat Dry Milk

  • Sherbet
  • 
Sour Cream

  • Frozen Yogurt

  • Pudding

Meat/Protein

  • 
Bacon

Vegetable/Fruits

  • Fruit Roll-Ups /Snacks
  • 
Jell-O



Bread


  • Bread Crumbs

  • Popcorn

  • Potato Chips

  • Tapioca Pudding

ALSO IMPORTANT:

  • Jams or jellies, salad dressing, ketchup or other condiments are never creditable
  • Potatoes are vegetables
  • Juice must be 100% juice
  • Foods high in sugar and fats-including granola, breakfast bars, cookies, Pop-Tarts, cakes of all kinds-can only be claimed 2 times per week for breakfast or snack only.