Resource | Policy Memos | SP01 CACFP01-2019
Guidance for FY19: Updated CACFP Meal Patterns and Updated NSLP and SBP Infant and Preschool Meal Patterns

On April 25, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published the final rule “Child and Adult Care Food Program: Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010” (81 FR 24348). These regulations were intended, in part, to update the CACFP meal pattern requirements in 7 CFR 226.20 and the meal pattern requirements for infants and preschoolers in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs under 7 CFR 210.10 and 220.8. Child nutrition program (CNP) operators were required to comply with these updated meal pattern requirements no later than October 1, 2017.

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP02-2018
Feeding Infants and Meal Pattern Requirements in the Child and Adult Care Food Program; Questions and Answers

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on feeding infants and the infant meal pattern requirements in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). It also includes Questions and Answers in the Attachment. This revision clarifies meal documentation requirements related to the infant meal pattern, as described in CACFP 17- 2017: Documenting Meals in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP08- 2017
Q&As on the Updated Meal Pattern Requirements for CACFP

This memorandum provides questions and answers on the meal pattern requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service collected and answered a variety of questions since the updated meal patterns were published in April 2016.

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP08-2017
Questions and Answers on the Updated Meal Pattern Requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program

This memorandum provides questions and answers on the meal pattern requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) collected and answered a variety of questions since the updated meal patterns were published in April 2016.

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP06-2017
Feeding Infants and Meal Pattern Requirements in the Child and Adult Care Food Program; Questions and Answers

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on feeding infants and the infant meal pattern requirements in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and includes Questions and Answers in the Attachment. This revision updates the required storage temperature for breastmilk to be consistent with the American Academy of Pediatrics’ and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations, provides clarification on documenting meals when a mother breastfeeds on-site, and includes new Questions and Answers.

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP23-2016
Feeding Infants and Meal Pattern Requirements in the Child and Adult Care Food Program; Questions and Answers

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on feeding infants and the infant meal pattern requirements in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and includes Questions and Answers. This memorandum supersedes CACFP 14-2015 (v.2) Infant Feeding in the CACFP- Revised.

Resource | Policy Memos
Amendments to the Child Nutrition Infant Meal Pattern

Final rule. Vol. 67, No. 102. The Food and Nutrition Service is issuing final regulations amending the meal pattern for infants less than 12 months of age in the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Resource | Policy Memos
Effective Date for Implementation of Interim Regulation Amending the Infant Meal Patterns for the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and Child and Adult Care Food Program

On November 15, 1999, we published the subject interim regulation, and established the effective date as December 15, 1999, because (1) the customary effective date for regulations is 30 days after publication and (2) given the health and reimbursement implications, we wished to implement the regulation as soon as possible.