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November Virtual Events

October 30, 2023

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, November 2 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern

Crafting Winter Memories: Activities & Recipes

The winter months are fast approaching! Join us in embracing the chilly season as we explore a selection of winter fruits and vegetables, accompanied by comforting and inviting recipes. Learn some fun and engaging indoor activities to enjoy during the colder months so you can make enduring memories with those in your care.

Earn 0.5 CEU for attending this Zoom webinar brought to you by the National CACFP Sponsors Association.

Presented By:
Isabel Ramos-Lebron, MS,RDN, LD
Nutrition Education Specialist
National CACFP Sponsors Association

Wednesday, November 8 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern

Annual CACFP Training FY24

Looking for comprehensive CACFP training for new or seasoned CACFP operators working in child care centers, family homes, or adult day care centers? In this two-hour annual training event, topics covered include meal patterns, meal counts, claims submission, review procedures, recordkeeping requirements, monitoring requirements, reimbursement system, Civil Rights, important updates in the CACFP, as well as medical statements and food allergies.

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

Earn 2.0 CEUs for attending this Zoom webinar.

Can't make it to the live session? The recording will be available for viewing through November 29, 2023.

Presented By:
Isabel Ramos-Lebron, MS, RDN, LD
Nutrition Education Specialist
National CACFP Sponsors Association

Note! CACFP Sponsor Organization Members - if you'd like to register all your providers, we have a link just for you coming soon.

Thursday, November 9 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern

Policy Basics: Understanding Laws, Regulations, and Rulemaking

Understanding the complexities of policy can be difficult, but it's important to know the different mechanisms that create and affect the CACFP. In this interactive policy crash course, we will answer questions like:

What is determined by Congress and what is determined by USDA?
What is the difference between a law and a regulation?
What's the process for creating a new rule for CACFP?
Equip yourself with essential knowledge for better understanding and navigation of policy that shapes the CACFP.

Earn 0.5 CEU for attending this Zoom webinar brought to you by the National CACFP Sponsors Association.

Presented By:
McKenzie Brunner, MGPS
Policy and Outreach Specialist
National CACFP Sponsors Association

Tuesday, November 14 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern

Q&A with Our Nutritionist

CACFP isn’t just a food program – it provides nutrition security! Lifelong healthy nutrition habits start with you. That’s why we teamed up with Isabel Ramos-Lebron, our Nutrition Education Specialist, to answer some of your most-asked questions about the CACFP. We want you to feel confident that you are providing creditable meals for those in your care.

**This event is FREE for current NCA members.**

Presented By: 
Isabel Ramos-Lebron, MS,RDN, LD
Nutrition Education Specialist
National CACFP Sponsors Association

Wednesday, November 15 | 11:00 am - 4:30 pm Eastern

CACFP Sponsor Executive Leadership Institute 

Calling all executive management and C-level leaders working at family child care home sponsoring organizations!

As the driving force behind your organization, you hold the power to shape its future. This dynamic online event is designed to provide you invaluable insights and strategies, enabling you to propel your sponsor organization to new heights.

In this exclusive event, you'll fine-tune your understanding of CACFP leadership, network with like-minded leaders in the CACFP community, and reignite your passion for driving organizational success. Don't miss this opportunity to unlock your full leadership potential and make a lasting impact at your sponsoring organization.

** This event is by invitation only to NCA Sponsor Member leadership positions. **

Coming up this December...

Wednesday, December 6 | 10:30 am - 5:00 pm Eastern 

Feeding Infants in the CACFP Boot Camp

Step into the world of infant nutrition, where the act of feeding becomes one of the most complex tasks a young life embarks upon in the first year of life. In this highly anticipated online event, you will not only gain invaluable insights but also receive a wealth of informative guides and educational resources, serving as your trusted companions in daily practice. Whether you're navigating the transition to solid foods through traditional methods or exploring the realm of baby-led weaning, our tailored sessions are your compass. Join us and seize this exclusive opportunity to elevate your expertise and master the art of delivering nourishing meals to the most precious members of your care community, all while ensuring excellence within the CACFP.

Earn up to 6 Hours of CEUs

*Registration includes on-demand viewing through December 13, 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.