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CACFP Training Tools

Resource type
Technical Assistance

These colorful and engaging materials can be used to empower Child and Adult Care Food Program providers and operators with the knowledge, skills, and expertise to implement the updated CACFP meal pattern requirements that became effective Oct. 1, 2017.

These tools are for use by state agencies, sponsoring organizations, and others to train providers, operators, menu planners, and other staff in meeting CACFP nutrition standards that include a greater variety of vegetables, more whole grains, and less added sugars and saturated fat.

Visit CACFP Meals and Snacks for more information.

Using Ounce Equivalents for Grains in the CACFP
CACFP Grains Oz Eq Resources
Serve Tasty and Healthy Foods in the CACFP Sample Meals for Children 6-18 - Spanish
Adding Whole Grains to Your CACFP Menu
Training Worksheets
screenshot of slides
Training Slides
Crediting Handbook
Crediting Handbook for the CACFP
Let’s Make a Snack: Child and Adult Care Food Program Menu Planner for Children 3 Through 18 Years of Age
CACFP Snack Menu Planner
​ Mealtimes With Toddlers Guide
Mealtimes with Toddlers in the CACFP
a childcare provider feeding an infant
Feeding Infants in the CACFP
Cover of the CACFP Trainer's Tools Feeding Infants Guide
CACFP Trainer's Tools: Feeding Infants
Growing A Healthier Future With the CACFP Infographic
Cover of CACFP Trainer's Tool: Serving Milk
CACFP Trainer's Tool: Serving Milk
CACFP Thirsty on Thursday
Page updated: March 02, 2023