Resource | Worksheets
Serving Vegetables in the CACFP

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

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 | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0178
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Child Nutrition Programs – Extension 5

FNS waives, for all states, the requirements to serve meals that meet the meal pattern requirements during school year 2020-2021. This waiver revises the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Child Nutrition Programs – Extention #4 granted on June 25, 2020, for all programs except the Summer Food Service Program. This waiver applies to state agencies administering, and local organizations operating, the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #70
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0172
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the SFSP and the NSLP Seamless Summer Option - Extension 8

FNS waives, for all states, the requirements to serve SFSP and NSLP Seamless Summer Option meals that meet the meal pattern requirements during the public health emergency due to COVID–19. This waiver extends the Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Summer Food Service Program – Extension 7, granted on Aug. 31, 2020, that expires on Dec. 31, 2020.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #63
Resource | Worksheets
Crediting Single-Serving Packages of Grains in the CACFP

These worksheets can be used to empower CACFP providers and operators with the knowledge, skills and expertise to implement CACFP infant meal pattern requirements. For more information and other resources please visit the CACFP Meal Pattern Training Tools  and CACFP Grains Ounce Equivalents resources page.

Resource | Worksheets
Determining Ounce Equivalents of Grains in CACFP Recipes

These worksheets can be used to empower CACFP providers and operators with the knowledge, skills and expertise to implement CACFP meal pattern requirements. These worksheets help CACFP operators determine amounts of grains needed to meet CACFP meal pattern requirements.

Resource | Worksheets
Crediting Store-Bought Combination Baby Foods in the CACFP

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

Resource | Worksheets
Calculating Ounce Equivalents of Grains in the CACFP

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

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CACFP Halftime: Mealtimes With Toddlers in the CACFP

This webinar will include practical tips for how CACFP operators can meet meal pattern requirements while addressing a toddler’s developmental needs.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0136
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Meal Pattern Flexibility in the Child Nutrition Programs – Extension 5

Pursuant to Section 2202(a) of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and in light of the exceptional circumstances of this public health emergency,  FNS is extending a nationwide waiver to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID–19).

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #38