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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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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

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 | Technical Assistance & Guidance

CACFP Meal Service Training Grants

In Fiscal Year 2018, the Food and Nutrition Service awarded more than $3.7 million in Child and Adult Care Food Program Meal Service Training Grants to 38 state agencies.

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 | 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 | 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-2014-0035

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.