Resource | Technical Assistance
Short and Long Week Calculations

Meal pattern calculations for short and long weeks. This applies to schools who regularly operate on a shorter or longer weekly cycle.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Updated Infant and Preschool Meal Patterns

FNS staff discuss the updated preschool meal patterns in the National School Lunch Program (including snack service) and School Breakfast Program, as well as the updated milk requirements in the Special Milk Program, which went into effect on October 1, 2017. The presenters review the updated requirements, highlight available resources and flexibilities to assist in implementation, and answer frequently asked questions.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0061
Feeding Infants and Meal Pattern Requirements in the Child and Adult Care Food Program; Questions and Answers

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on feeding infants and the infant meal pattern requirements in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). It also includes Questions and Answers in the Attachment. This revision clarifies meal documentation requirements related to the infant meal pattern, as described in CACFP 17- 2017: Documenting Meals in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

CACFP02-2018
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0007
Q&As on the Updated Meal Pattern Requirements for CACFP

This memorandum provides questions and answers on the meal pattern requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program.  FNS collected and answered a variety of questions since the updated meal patterns were published in April 2016.

CACFP08- 2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0001
Q&As: Feeding Infants and Meal Pattern Requirements in CACFP

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on feeding infants and the infant meal pattern requirements in the CACFP and includes Q&As in the attachment.

CACFP06-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0057
Feeding Infants and Meal Pattern Requirements in the Child and Adult Care Food Program; Questions and Answers

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on feeding infants and the infant meal pattern requirements in the CACFP and includes Questions and Answers. This memorandum supersedes CACFP 14-2015 (v.2) Infant Feeding in the CACFP- Revised.

CACFP23-2016
Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: CACFP Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

This final rule updates the meal pattern requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program to better align them with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, as required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Proposed CACFP Meal Patterns
Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: CACFP Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the HHFKA of 2010

This rule proposes changes to the meal pattern requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to better align the meal patterns with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, as required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA).

Resource | Technical Assistance
CACFP Meal Patterns

Limited and Traditional Kitchen Facility Meal Menus