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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

CACFP Meal Pattern Training Slides

Inspired by Team Nutrition’s CACFP Halftime: Thirty on Thursdays Training Webinars, these ready-to-go presentation slides can be used by state agencies, sponsoring organizations, and others to train providers, operators, and menu planners on the CACFP meal patterns.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Diapositivas de capacitación sobre el patrón de comidas del Programa de Alimentos para Cuidado de Niños y Adultos

Estas diapositivas están inspiradas en los seminarios web de Team Nutrition de Medio tiempo del CACFP: Treinta los jueves. Las agencias estatales, las organizaciones patrocinadoras y otros pueden usar estas diapositivas para capacitar proveedores, operadores y planificadores de los menús sobre los patrones de comidas del Programa de Alimentos para el Cuidado de Niños y Adultos (CACFP, por sus siglas en inglés). 

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: Feeding Infants: 0-5

This webinar focuses on how the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) infant meal pattern supports infant growth and development for babies ages birth through 5 months.

Resource | Grants

CACFP Meal Service Training Grants

To assist states and CACFP operators with implementation of the updated CACFP meal patterns, Congress appropriated funds for the provision of noncompetitive grants for states to provide hands-on training and technical assistance. These meal service training grants will assist state agencies in providing job skills training for CACFP operators on ways to plan and prepare and serve nutritious foods.

Resource | Webinars/Videos

CACFP Halftime: Thirty on Thursdays - Serving Milk in the CACFP

The CACFP Halftime: Thirty on Thursdays webinar series is a set of monthly interactive, skills-building webinars that focus on hot topics related to the updated Child and Adult Care Food Program meal patterns. 

Resource | Webinars/Videos

CACFP Halftime Webinar: Choose Yogurts That Are Lower in Added Sugars

This webinar walks the audience through Team Nutrition’s “Choose Yogurts That Are Lower in Added Sugars” training worksheet and lets audience look at various yogurts to see if they meet meal pattern requirements.

Resource | Webinars/Videos

CACFP Halftime Webinar: Choose Breakfast Cereals That Are Lower in Added Sugars

This webinar walks the audience through Team Nutrition’s “How to Choose Breakfast Cereals Lower in Added Sugars” training worksheet and lets audience look at various cereals to see if they meet meal pattern requirements.

Resource | Final Rule

Final Rule: CACFP Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

This final rule updates the meal pattern requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program to better align them with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, as required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

Resource | Proposed Rule

Proposed Rule: CACFP Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the HHFKA of 2010; Extension of Comment Period

This rule proposes changes to the meal pattern requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program to better align the meal patterns with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, as required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA).