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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Local School Wellness Policy

Local wellness policies are an important tool for parents, local educational agencies and school districts in promoting student wellness, preventing and reducing childhood obesity, and providing assurance that school meal nutrition guidelines meet the minimum federal school meal standards.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Feeding Infants in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

This is a training tool for CACFP operators with infants discussing 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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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Alimentación para Bebés en el Programa de Alimentos para el Cuidado de Niños y Adultos

Esta herramienta de capacitación para los operadores del CACFP con bebés matriculados en su sitio de cuidado infantil cubre temas como el patrón de comidas para bebés, el desarrollo del bebé, las señales de hambre y de saciedad, el manejo y almacenamiento de la leche materna y la fórmula infantil, los alimentos sólidos, lo que es acreditable en el patrón de comidas para bebés y mucho más.

Resource | Notices

Delayed Implementation of Grains Ounce Equivalents in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

This action delays, from Oct. 1, 2019 until Oct. 1, 2021, the implementation date of the “ounce equivalents” requirement for crediting grains served in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The final rule, Child and Adult Care Food Program: Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, published on April 25, 2016, specified that meal planners must use ounce equivalents to determine the amount of creditable grain served as part of a reimbursable meal or snack.

Resource | Reimbursement Rates

CACFP: National Average Payment Rates, Day Care Home Food Service Payment Rates, and Administrative Reimbursement Rates for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020)

This notice announces the annual adjustments to the national average payment rates for meals and snacks served in child care centers, outside-school-hours care centers, at-risk afterschool care centers, and adult day care centers; the food service payment rates for meals and snacks served in day care homes; and the administrative reimbursement rates for sponsoring organizations of day care homes, to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index. 

Resource | Webinars/Videos

CACFP Trainers’ Circle: Interactive In-Person Training

This webinar shows interactive approaches used by the Maryland State Department of Education and the Texas Department of Agriculture to actively engage participants during in-person CACFP trainings.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Grow It, Try It, Like It! Fun with Fruits and Vegetables at Family Child Care

This resource is designed to help Child and Adult Care Food Program operators provide garden-based nutrition education for children ages 3 through 5 years in family child care settings.

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Resource | Webinars/Videos

CACFP Halftime: Identifying Whole Grain-Rich Foods in the CACFP Part 2

The CACFP Halftime: Thirty on Thursdays webinar series is a set of interactive, skills-building webinars that focus on hot topics related to the updated Child and Adult Care Food Program meal patterns. This webinar will focus on how CACFP operators can use a food’s ingredient list to identify whole grain-rich items for their menus, with a focus on how to treat flour blends. 

Resource | Webinars/Videos

CACFP Halftime Webinar: Identificar alimentos ricos en grano integral para el cacfp usando la lista de ingredientes

Este seminario web se enfoca en cómo los operadores del CACFP pueden usar la lista de ingredientes de un alimento para identificar alimentos ricos en grano integral para sus menús.

Resource | Webinars/Videos

Medio tiempo del CACFP: “Parte 2: Identificar alimentos ricos en grano integral en el CACFP”

La serie Medio tiempo del CACFP: treinta los jueves es un conjunto de seminarios web interactivos que desarrollan habilidades y se centran en temas de interés relacionados con los patrones de comidas actualizados del Programa de Alimentos para el Cuidado de Niños y Adultos (CACFP, por sus siglas en inglés). Este seminario web se enfoca en cómo los operadores del CACFP pueden usar la lista de ingredientes de un alimento para identificar alimentos ricos en grano integral para sus menús, incluyendo cómo tratar las mezclas de harinas.