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Resource | Policy Memos Geographic Preference Expansion Related to the Final Rule - Child Nutrition Programs: Meal Patterns Consistent With the 2020-2025 DGAs

This memorandum provides a detailed explanation of the expanded geographic preference option. 

SP 22-2024, CACFP 08-2024, SFSP 13-2024
05/22/2024
Resource | Policy Initial Implementation Memorandum: Child Nutrition Programs - Meal Patterns Consistent With the 2020-2025 DGAs

On April 25, 2024, FNS published the final rule, Child Nutrition Programs: Meal Patterns Consistent With the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This rule includes minor updates to the Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program to better align Child Nutrition Program requirements. These updates represent continued progress toward supporting the nutrition quality of school meals, strengthening the Child Nutrition Programs, and advancing USDA’s commitment to nutrition security. 

SP 19-2024, CACFP 07-2024, SFSP 12-2024
05/17/2024
Resource | Webinars/Videos CACFP Trainers’ Circle: Family Style Meal Service With Children in the CACFP

This webinar shows tips for preparing and supporting children, training staff, and meeting CACFP meal pattern requirements to successfully serve meals “family style.” 

04/29/2024
Basic page CACFP Breakfast Meal Pattern

CACFP meal pattern tables.

04/24/2024
Basic page CACFP Infant Meal Pattern

CACFP meal pattern tables for all infant meals and snacks.

04/24/2024
Basic page CACFP Snack Meal Pattern

CACFP nutrition standards for the snack meal pattern.

04/24/2024
Basic page CACFP Lunch and Supper Meal Pattern

Meal pattern for children and adults in CACFP for lunch and supper.

04/24/2024
Basic page Family Style Meal Service With Children in the CACFP

Support children, train staff, and meet CACFP meal pattern requirements to successfully serve meals “family style” with these new resources.

02/28/2024
Resource | Comment Request Comment Request - Child Nutrition Labeling Program

The CN Labeling Program is designed to aid schools and institutions participating in the National School Lunch, School Breakfast Program, CACFP and Summer Food Service program by determining the contribution a commercial product makes toward the meal pattern requirements of these programs.

01/29/2024
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance Family Style Meal Service With Children in the CACFP Training Materials

Support children, train staff, and meet CACFP meal pattern requirements to successfully serve meals “family style” with these new resources.

FNS-1010
12/06/2023
Page updated: October 14, 2021