Resource | Product Information
USDA Foods in Schools Product Information Sheets - Fruits

USDA Foods Product Information Sheets containing USDA Foods description and WBSCM ID for fruits. 

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - Information Collection for the Child and Adult Care Food Program

This is a revision of a currently approved information collection (ICR). Section 17 of the National School Lunch Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1766), authorizes the Child and Adult Care Program (CACFP). Under this Program, the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to provide cash reimbursement and commodity assistance, on a per meal basis, for food service to children in nonresidential child care centers and family or group day care homes, and to eligible adults in nonresidential adult day care centers. This renewal revises reporting and recordkeeping burden and adds public disclosure burden not captured in the previous ICR.

Resource | Data
Child Nutrition Tables
Resource | Webinars/Videos
Trainers' Circle for CACFP Webinars

These interactive webinars for the Child and Adult Care Food Program focus on tactics and techniques trainers can use to empower program operators with the knowledge and skills needed to provide high-quality meals and snacks.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CACFP Trainer’s Tools: Feeding Infants: Identifying Signs of Hunger and Fullness

This video is from Lesson 2 of the CACFP Trainer’s Tools: Feeding Infants kit. It helps child care providers learn to identify and respond to a baby’s hunger and fullness signs.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CACFP Trainer’s Tools: Feeding Infants: Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers in a Child Care Site

This video is from Lesson 3 of the CACFP Trainer’s Tools: Feeding Infants kit  It contains suggestions for creating a breastfeeding-friendly environment, best practices parents can follow for labeling and transporting breastmilk to a child care site, and it introduces the Breastfed Babies Welcome Here! A Mother’s Guide as a resource for breastfeeding mothers.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CACFP Trainer’s Tools: Feeding Infants: Handling and Storing Breastmilk and Infant Formula in a Child Care Site

This video is from Lesson 4 of the CACFP Trainer’s Tools: Feeding Infants kit. It describes best practices for handling and storing breastmilk and infant formula at a child care site.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CACFP Trainer’s Tools: Overview of the Child and Adult Care Food Program Infant Meal Pattern

This video is from Lesson 1 of the CACFP Trainer’s Tools: Feeding Infants kit. It describes how CACFP meals and snacks support infant growth and development.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CACFP Trainer’s Tools: Feeding Infants: Developmental Readiness for Solid Foods

This video is from Lesson 7 of the CACFP Trainer’s Tools: Feeding Infants kit (https://teamnutrition.usda.gov). It helps child care providers know when a baby is developmentally ready for solid foods.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP04 CACFP03 SFSP03-2020
Meal Service During Unanticipated School Closures

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide updated guidance on the child nutrition program flexibilities available during unanticipated school closures. Schools may face unanticipated closures due to natural disasters, unscheduled major building repairs, court orders relating to school safety or other issues, labor-management disputes, or, when approved by the state agency, a similar cause. Unanticipated school closures prevent children from receiving educational instruction and the nutritious meals they would normally receive. The Food and Nutrition Service encourages school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch Program and/or the School Breakfast Program, institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, and sponsors participating in the Summer Food Service Program to use the flexibilities described in this memorandum to help ensure that children do not experience a lapse in food security when extreme weather or other events force area schools and child care facilities to close.