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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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Professional Standards

Professional Standards for school nutrition professionals is a key provision of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The final rule, published March 2, 2015, requires a minimum amount of annual training hours for all state directors of school nutrition programs, state director of distributing agencies, school nutrition program directors, managers, and staff.

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Community Eligibility Provision Status of School Districts and Schools by State

This map contains links to state-specific information on local educational agencies and schools that may be eligible to elect the Community Eligibility Provision.

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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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USDA Foods Recall Preparedness & Response Checklist

This resource provides a checklist of the communication responsibilities related to recalls of USDA Foods before, during and after a recall.

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School Meals Application Materials in Farsi

From this page, you may download the Farsi translation of the Prototype Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals and accompanying materials

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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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Food-Safe Schools Action Guide

The Action Guide is intended to help you coordinate all aspects of food safety to create a culture of food safety. Think of it as an umbrella that covers many important areas of food safety that need to be considered when serving food in schools. The Action Guide identifies Federal food safety requirements that schools are required to meet, as well as other important areas that should be addressed to have a top-notch food safety program. The Action Guide also identifies the roles that others (e.g., teachers, parents, school nurses) in the school community play in the school’s food safety efforts.

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CACFP Meal Patterns

Limited and Traditional Kitchen Facility Meal Menus