Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0062
Updated Infant and Preschool Meal Patterns in NSLP and SBP: Q&As

On April 25, 2016, FNS published the final rule, “Child and Adult Care Food Program: Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010” to update the National School Lunch Program’s and School Breakfast Program’s meal pattern requirements for infants and preschoolers under 7 CFR 210.10 and 220.8.

SP01-2018
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 CACFP.

CACFP 02-2018
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0045
Flexibility for Co-Mingled Preschool Meals: Questions and Answers

This memorandum provides guidance on meals served to preschoolers when they are in the same service area at the same time as grade K-5 students, and it includes Questions and Answers. Additional guidance on the National School Lunch Program’s and School Breakfast Program’s infant and preschool meal pattern requirements will be issued soon.

SP37-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0042
Documenting Meals in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

On June 30, FNS published memorandum CACFP 17-2017, Documenting Meals in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, which provides guidance on how meals served in the CACFP must be documented to demonstrate compliance with the meal pattern requirements.

CACFP17-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0040
Grain-Based Desserts in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

This memorandum provides flexibility in the service of grain-based desserts in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Memorandum CACFP 02-2017, Grain Requirements in the Child and Adult Care Food Program; Questions and Answers, October 14, 2016, will be revised to reflect this flexibility.

CACFP16-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0027
Transition Period for Updated CACFP, Infant, Preschool Meal Patterns

This memorandum, which was in effect from May 10, 2017 through Sept. 30, 2018, outlined a transition period for implementing the updated Child and Adult Care Food Program meal patterns and the updated infant and preschool meal patterns in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

SP30 CACFP13-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0015
Taking Food Components Offsite in the At-Risk Afterschool Component of CACFP

The purpose of this memorandum is to extend to the at-risk afterschool component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program the flexibility to take certain food items offsite.

CACFP10-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0012
Vegetable and Fruit Requirements in CACFP: Q&As

This memorandum explains the vegetable and fruit requirements in the CACFP and includes Questions and Answers.

CACFP09-2017
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.

CACFP08- 2017