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Resource: Serving Adult Participants

March 10, 2021

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Serving Adult Participants in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sites serve adult participants who are 18 years or older living with a disability, as well as those who are 60 or older. Not all adults have the same nutrition needs. Health and social changes and lower amounts of physical activity may affect the dietary needs of older adults. The CACFP meal pattern for adults provides flexibilities to allow you to plan meals that best meet the needs of adults in your care. This approach relies on good communication between you, the program operator, and the adult participant (and/or their caregiver).

Download this comprehensive resource from the USDA on the ins-and-outs of serving adult participants in the CACFP.

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