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These training resources help Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) operators use ounce equivalents to determine the amount of grains for meals and snacks.

Training Worksheets (English and Spanish)

Using Ounce Equivalents for Grains in the CACFP (i.e., the Grains Measuring Chart)
Crediting Single-Serving Packages of Grains in the CACFP
Feeding Infants Using Ounce Equivalents for Grains in the CACFP
Calculating Ounce Equivalents for Grains in the CACFP

Presentation Slides with Notes (English and Spanish)

Using Ounce Equivalents for Grains in the CACFP English PPT | Spanish PPT
Crediting Single-Serving Packages of Grains in the CACFP English PPT | Spanish PPT

Digital Tools

Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs: Exhibit A Grains Tool

Recorded Webinars

CACFP Trainers’ Circle: Training Program Operators to Use Grains Ounce Equivalents
In-Grained: Easy Tools to Determine Serving Amounts English | Spanish
Crediting Single-Serving Packages of Grains in the CACFP English | Spanish
Exhibit A Grains Tool to the Rescue!
How to Maximize the Exhibit A Grains Tool English | Spanish
Grains Ounce Equivalents Tools for CACFP Operators: March 14, 2022 English | Spanish 

Policy Documents

Nationwide Waiver to Allow Specific Meal Pattern Flexibility in the CACFP for SY 2021-2022
Delayed Implementation of Grains Ounce Equivalents in the CACFP
CACFP: Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010; Final Rule
CACFP 09-2018: Grain Requirements in the CACFP: Questions and Answers

Updated: 04/15/2022