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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Let’s Make a Snack!

Get new menu planning tips and 20 new recipes.

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CACFP Training Tools

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

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Herramientas de capacitación para el CACFP

Estas herramientas son para uso de agencias estatales, organizaciones patrocinadoras y otros para capacitar a proveedores, operadores, planificadores de menús y otro personal en el cumplimiento de los estándares de nutrición del CACFP que incluyen una mayor variedad de vegetales, más granos integrales y menos azúcares añadidos y grasa saturada.

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Feeding Infants in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

This is a training tool for CACFP operators with infants discussing the infant meal pattern, developmental readiness, hunger and fullness signs, handling breastmilk and infant formula, solid foods, what is creditable, and more.

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Alimentación para Bebés 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.

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Formative Research on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Electronic Media Use in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

This report includes findings from formative research undertaken to help USDA assist child care providers in following the nutrition, physical activity, and electronic media use recommendations outlined in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2013-0089

Financial Management - CACFP

CACFP funds are provided to assist State agencies through grants and other means to initiate and maintain nonprofit food service Programs for eligible children and adult participants in nonresidential institutions that provide care. This Instruction establishes program standards, principles and guidelines for financial management.

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CACFP Meal Patterns

Limited and Traditional Kitchen Facility Meal Menus 

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Implementing Changes to the CACFP Interim Rule: Improving Management and Program Integrity

On Sept. 1, 2004, FNS published an interim rule entitled, Child and Adult Care Food Program: Improving Management and Program Integrity. This rule puts into effect regulatory provisions that FNS had proposed on Sept. 12, 2000, as modified in response to 548 public comments received on that proposal.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2013-0020

Variations in Meal Requirements for Religious Reasons: Jewish Schools, Institutions and Sponsors

This instruction is intended to clarify allowable variations to child nutrition program food components in order to meet religious needs among Jewish schools, institutions and sponsors. 

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