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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

CN Flexibilities for Summer 2022 and School Year 2022-23

FNS is offering a suite of operational flexibilities that will be available to child nutrition programs for summer 2022 and school year 2022-23.

Resource | Nutrition Education

Breastfed Babies Welcome Here

The Breastfed Babies Welcome Here! resource contains communication tools CACFP operators can use to let mothers and families know that breastfed babies are welcome at their child care site. It includes a mother's guide, poster, and a message graphic.

Resource | Nutrition Education

¡Bebés lactados son bienvenidos aquí!

¡Bebés lactados son bienvenidos aquí! El recurso contiene herramientas de comunicación que los operadores de CACFP pueden usar para que las madres y las familias sepan que los bebés lactados son bienvenidos en su sitio de cuidado infantil. Incluye una guía para madres, un póster y un mensaje gráfico.

Resource | Federal Register Documents | Participation Characteristics

Comment Request - Family Day Care Home Participation Study

The Family Day Care Home Participation Study aims to understand FDCH provider experiences with the CACFP by asking a nationally representative sample of both current and former providers about their experiences with the program.

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CACFP Reimbursement Rates

Rates are adjusted annually each July, as required by the statutes and regulations governing CACFP.

Resource | Federal Register Documents

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, 2022 - June 30, 2023)

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 | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Team Nutrition Recipes

New recipes for CACFP centers and homes. Discover quick-and-easy recipes for lunch and supper.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

CACFP Trainer's Tool: Milk Aide

The CACFP Trainer’s Tools: Milk Aide is a quick visual reminder of the different milk requirements under the meal patterns in the CACFP.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Herramienta para el instructor del CACFP: gráfico sobre la leche

La Herramienta para el instructor del Programa de Alimentos para el Cuidado de Niños y Adultos (CACFP, por sus siglas en inglés): gráfico sobre la leche es un recordatorio visual acerca de los diferentes requisitos de la leche según los patrones de comidas en el CACFP.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Serving Meats and Meat Alternates at Lunch and Supper in the USDA CACFP

These worksheets can be used to empower CACFP providers and operators with the knowledge, skills and expertise to implement CACFP meal pattern requirements.