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Proposed Rules Webinar March 1 4x3 2-21

Join us on March 1, 2:30pm Eastern, for a webinar with USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) in collaboration with national partners. USDA will provide an overview of the proposed rule Child Nutrition Programs: Revisions to Meal Patterns to be Consistent with the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and its impact on operators of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). 

The presentation will address the following proposed changes to the CACFP meal pattern: 

  • New “added sugar” standards for breakfast cereals and yogurts 
  • Flavored milk restrictions, dependent on age-group, in future rulemaking 
  • Ability to substitute vegetables for grains in programs that primarily serve American Indian or Alaska Native children 
  • Nuts and seeds may credit for the full meat/meat alternate component  
  • Local food procurement expansion 
  • Terminology Changes:  
  • Meat/Meat Alternate changed to Protein Source 
  • Grains changed to Grain Items 
  • Food Components changed to Meal Components 

Immediately after the Webinar, 3:45pm - 4:30pm Easter, members of the National CACFP Sponsors Association are invited to join Alexia Thex, Director of Policy & Partnership, and Lisa Mack, President & CEO, for an "Ask Us Anything." We'll talk about your take on the impact to the food program and how we should comment on the proposed rules.  

 To learn more about the proposed rule, read our overview blog that outlines the key proposed changes to the CACFP and SFSP meal patterns. You can also reference the Child Nutrition Programs: Revisions to Meal Patterns Consistent With the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, USDA’s comparison chart, and their webpage on the proposed rule  


Presented by: 

United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service 

Hosted by: 

National CACFP Sponsors Association 

Co-sponsored by: 

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 

Afterschool Alliance 

Alliance for a Healthier Generation 

CACFP Roundtable 

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)

Child Care Aware of America 

Common Threads

Feeding America 

Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) 

Home Grown 

Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN)

National Association of Family Child Care 

National CACFP Forum 

National Farm to School Network 

National Head Start Association 

National Recreation and Park Association 

No Kid Hungry campaign by Share Our Strength 

Partnership for a Healthier America 

YMCA of the USA