Flavor Shakers for Child Care

Not Jamie Oliver's handy kitchen tool but a handy tool to add different flavors to standard foods!  Add some spices and voila! Find the different spices you can add to a shaker and let the children sprinkle on the foods.  I found this helpful sheet from Team Nutrition Iowa on the CACFP Wellness Resources.

Great on Carrots and Squash

Great on Vegetables

  • 2 Tablespoons Cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon of Ground Cloves
  • 1 Tablespoon of Ground Ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon of Nutmeg
  • 2 Tablespoons of Black Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon of Onion Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon of Garlic Powder


Correction made 5/22/2015


Samantha Marshall, M.A.

Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on ChildCareInfo.com is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building ChildCareInfo.com.