Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
CACFP Meal Pattern Training Worksheets

New! CACFP Worksheets in English and Spanish: These worksheets can be used to empower CACFP providers with the knowledge, skills, and expertise to implement CACFP meal pattern requirements.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0076
Smoothies Offered in the Child Nutrition Programs

This memorandum clarifies juice and yogurt allowances based on the child care and preschool meal pattern updates and incorporates the meal pattern flexibilities related to flavored milk. The flavored milk flexibilities apply to the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, and the Special Milk Program for Children effective beginning in school year 2019-2020.

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0073
Q&As on the Final Rule Child Nutrition Programs: Flexibilities for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium Requirements

Attached are Questions and Answers (QAs) on the final rule Child Nutrition Programs: Flexibilities for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium Requirements (83 FR 63775, December 12, 2018), which provides menu planning flexibilities in the child nutrition programs beginning July 1, 2019.

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Resource | Webinars/Videos | Nutrition Education
CACFP Halftime: Identifying Whole Grain-Rich Foods in the CACFP, Part 1

This webinar will focus on how CACFP operators can use a food’s ingredient list to identify whole grain-rich items for their menus. 

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.

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0008
Questions and Answers on the Updated Meal Pattern Requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program

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.

CACFP 08-2017
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.

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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.

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Resource | Technical Assistance
CACFP Meal Patterns

Limited and Traditional Kitchen Facility Meal Menus