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Planning for a Dynamic School Environment During School Year 2021-2022: Flexibilities in Practice

While many schools will return to their regular cafeteria meal service this year, schools will need to be prepared for many contingencies. FNS encourages schools to have plans in place to ensure students have access to school meals no matter what this school year may bring.  

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Guide to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Programs

A central resource outlining the USDA Professional Standards requirements for state and local school nutrition professionals.

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School Meals Programs: Providing Multiple Meals at a Time During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

This publication provides consideration, tips, best practices, and sample menus for school meals program operators who wish to distribute multiple meals at one time.

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CACFP Training Tools

These new worksheets can be used to empower Child and Adult Care Food Program (providers and operators with the knowledge, skills and expertise to implement CACFP meal pattern requirements.

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Herramientas de capacitación para el CACFP

Estas herramientas son para uso de agencias estatales, organizaciones patrocinadoras y otros para capacitar a proveedores, operadores, planificadores de menús y otro personal en el cumplimiento de los estándares de nutrición del CACFP que incluyen una mayor variedad de vegetales, más granos integrales y menos azúcares añadidos y grasa saturada.

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CACFP Trainer's Tools: Feeding Infants

Now available in Spanish. Content from the Feeding Infants in the Child Adult Care Food Program guide is brought to life in these in-person training resources.

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Feeding Infants in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

This is a training tool for CACFP operators with infants discusses the infant meal pattern, developmental readiness, hunger and fullness signs, handling  breastmilk and infant formula, solid foods, what is creditable, and more.

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Formative Research on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Electronic Media Use in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

This report includes findings from formative research undertaken to help USDA assist child care providers in following the nutrition, physical activity, and electronic media use recommendations outlined in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

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CACFP Meal Patterns

Limited and Traditional Kitchen Facility Meal Menus 

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Implementing Changes to the CACFP Interim Rule: Improving Management and Program Integrity

On Sept. 1, 2004, FNS published an interim rule entitled, Child and Adult Care Food Program: Improving Management and Program Integrity (69 FR 53501). This rule puts into effect regulatory provisions that FNS had proposed on Sept. 12, 2000, as modified in response to 548 public comments received on that proposal.