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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Crediting Handbook for CACFP

View the revised edition, now available.

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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Mealtimes With Toddlers in the CACFP

Learn more about providing meals and snacks for toddlers by watching these short videos. 

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La hora de la comida con los niños de 1 a 2 años 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 | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2019-0047

At-Risk Afterschool Care Handbook

The At-Risk Afterschool Meals component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program offers federal funding to Afterschool Programs that serve a meal or snack to children in low-income areas.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2019-0046

Guidance for Management Plans and Budgets

This handbook specifically focuses on plans for institutions (independent centers and sponsoring organizations) to conduct organized and fiscally responsible operations of the CACFP management plans outline the institution’s policies and procedures for administering and monitoring its own operations and those of its sponsored facilities.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2018-0044

Monitoring Handbook for State Agencies

The CACFP helps institutions and facilities serve well-balanced, nutritious meals to the participants in their care and this handbook provides details for administering the CACFP.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2015-0005

Serious Deficiency, Suspension, & Appeals for State Agencies and Sponsoring Organizations

A Child and Adult Care Food Program Handbook.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2014-0045

Responding to Food Recall Procedures for Recalls of USDA Foods

This manual was developed to provide an overview of the recall process for USDA Foods with a focus on school meals programs.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2014-0035

Adult Day Care - A Child and Adult Care Food Program Handbook

The purpose of this handbook is to help adult day care centers and sponsors of these centers meet federal requirements for meal reimbursement under CACFP.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2012-0007

Family Day Care Home Monitor Handbook

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally funded program that provides payments for eligible meals served to participants who meet age and income requirements. This handbook is for monitors of family day care homes (FDCHs).  An FDCH is an organized nonresidential child care program for children, generally 12 years of age or younger, operated in a private home, and licensed or approved to provide care. In order to participate in CACFP, FDCHs must enter into an agreement with a sponsoring organization.