Colorado's Healthier Meals Initiative

Colorado’s Healthy Meals Initiative (HMI) is meant to support you, the child care professional, in meeting higher nutritional standards and improving the diets and health of the children you serve. Many children rely on the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for the majority of their food intake. You play a vital role in ensuring the meals and snacks served are of the highest quality possible. HMI policies promote simple and practical menu changes that are considerate to cost, implementation and preparation. Following these policies will help reduce sodium, sugar, saturated and trans fat and increase the proportion of whole grains in children’s diets.