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Conducting Five-Day Reconciliation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, with Questions and Answers

Last Published: 04/19/2018

The purpose of this memorandum is to highlight State flexibilities and local choices for complying with the five-day reconciliation requirement in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Under 7 CFR 226.6(m)(4) and 226.16(d)(4), all reviews of day care homes and sponsored centers must include the reconciliation of meal counts with enrollment and attendance records for five consecutive operating days. USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is issuing revised guidance to eliminate disparities and reduce duplication in this review process. This guidance supersedes CACFP 24-2016: Conducting Five-Day Reconciliation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, with Questions and Answers, issued on Sept. 7, 2016.

Document #: 
CACFP10-2018