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Upcoming Virtual Events

August 21, 2023

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Welcome to this month's exciting lineup of virtual events, brought to you by the National CACFP Sponsors Association!

Each month NCA strives to offer a range of topics providing valuable information and resources to assist you in learning and thriving in your nutrition programs.

Whether you're a seasoned CACFP professional or just getting started, these virtual events are an excellent opportunity to learn, grow, and connect with others who share your passion for providing healthy and nutritious meals to the communities you serve.

So, mark your calendars, grab your comfy chair and favorite beverage, and get ready to dive into this month's series of virtual events!

Thursday, August 24 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern

Advancing Indigenous Health Equity and Food Security

Policy is a major determinant of health among American Indians and Alaska Natives. Explore the complex factors that have contributed to high rates of obesity and diabetes among Indigenous Peoples in the United States, including, but not limited to, the disruption of Indigenous knowledge systems, commodity food offerings, displacement, and federal funding shortfalls. Identify best practices for engaging with American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes and Villages and learn how state and federal food commodity programs can advance food sovereignty efforts.

Presented by: Alec Calac, MD-PhD Student, Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians, UCSD-SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health

Earn 1.0 CEU for attending this webinar.

Thursday, August 31 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern

CACFP RD Meetup

Registered Dietitians who work in the CACFP are unique and may often work alone or in a silo at their organization. Let's meet up! When you have time to think beyond the meal patterns, what should nutrition education look like? If you've been working in the CACFP for at least a year, let's talk about how to move beyond beginner training.

**This session is exclusively for Registered Dietitians with a minimum of one year experience working with the CACFP.

Moderated by: Isabel Ramos-Lebron, MS, RDN, LD; National CACFP Sponsors Association

Wednesday, September 6 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern

Annual CACFP Training FY23

Annual training topics for CACFP operators, including child care centers and family homes, will be covered in this two-hour session. Topics will include meal patterns, meal counts, claims submission, review procedures, recordkeeping requirements, monitoring requirements, reimbursement system, food safety and sanitation, Civil Rights, as well as important updates in the CACFP.

New to CACFP? You can also benefit from attending this training as this is a comprehensive overview of the requirements of participation.

Presented by: Isabel Ramos-Lebron, MS, RDN, LD, National CACFP Sponsors Association

Earn 2.0 CEUs for attending this webinar.

Thursday, September 14 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in the CACFP

National Hispanic Heritage Month, recognized September 15th - October 15th, is a wonderful time to learn more about the rich history and diversity of the Hispanic and Latino communities. Come celebrate with us as we explore various cultural foods and introduce fun activities that you can bring back to those in your care.

Presented by: Isabel Ramos-Lebron, MS, RDN, LD, National CACFP Sponsors Association

Earn 0.5 CEU for attending this webinar.

Tuesday, September 19 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern

2024 Nutrition Calendar & Record Keeping System: Making the Most of Your Membership Benefit

As a FY24 NCA member, we'll send you our "2024 Exploring Our National Parks" calendar and you'll have access to an entire training program! The curriculum is packed with monthly activity pages, motivational moments, parent newsletters, and comprehensive training modules. Experience the power of this invaluable resource firsthand as we guide you through how to use the calendar to enhance and support your program.

Discover why more than 35,000 providers across the nation consider this resource their top choice for CACFP training, education, and CACFP appropriate activities. Learn how membership with the National CACFP Sponsors Association can elevate your CACFP program.

Presented by Jennifer Basey, MEd, National CACFP Sponsors Association

CACFP Head Start Boot Camp

September 26 - 28, 2023 | Starts at 11:00 am Eastern each day

Delve into a comprehensive range of vital topics tailored to the unique needs of Head Start programs. Explore topics such as Early Head Start feeding, nutrition education and menu planning, civil rights, and more! Acquire practical knowledge, solutions, and strategies specifically applicable to the CACFP Head Start community.

Can't make it to a live session? Recordings will be available through October 12, 2023.

Check back next month for even more virtual training opportunities!

Do you have a question or topic that you'd love to learn more about through one of our virtual trainings? Check-out The Learning Center for our extensive library of training opportunities or shoot us an email with your training needs to conference@cacfp.org.