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October 2023

In a month known for monsters and candy, the best trick is treating your employees to better health and wellness. Employee wellness opportunities can help staff feel better, and be more present for the children in your program. Healthy adults model healthy living for children.

We traditionally think about eating healthier and exercising more, but the opportunities for wellness expand beyond those benefits of well-being. Wellness includes physical, emotional, social, environmental, intellectual, career, and financial health. This Mealtime Memo will discuss employee wellness benefits, simple steps to start the process, and examples of offerings your employees might enjoy.

In This Issue:

  • Benefits of Staff Wellness
  • Build a Staff Wellness Program
  • Examples of Wellness Offerings
  • Mealtime Discussion Prompts
  • Menu Ideas
  • Recipes

Menu Ideas

Check out CACFP recipes available in English and Spanish on the Child Nutrition Recipe Box site.

For Spanish recipes, visit

For English recipes, visit


Central Valley Harvest Bake


Vanilla Yourt

1% Milk


Mediterranean Quinoa Salad


Roasted Asparagus

Sliced Mango

1% Milk


Roasted Cauliflower

Whole Wheat Mini Bagels


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