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Upcoming Virtual Events

February 1, 2024

We're diving headfirst into February with this month's line up of virtual events.

We're all about mixing things up, offering topics that suit everyone, whether you're a CACFP veteran or just starting out in the child & adult nutrition community. As always, these sessions promise to equip you with insights, resources, and networking opportunities that can help you excel in the critical role you play in providing nutritious meals to the communities you serve.

Let's buckle up for an exciting ride filled with learning opportunities in the new year.

Make sure to mark these dates in your calendars because you won't want to miss what's coming up in virtual events at NCA!

Thursday, February 8 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern

Food Program Fun: 2024 CACFP Week At-a-Glance

The CACFP brings healthy foods to tables across the country for children in child care centers, homes, and afterschool programs as well as adults in day care. Discover how you can celebrate and raise awareness within your network during this week-long campaign. Get excited for CACFP Week with us!

Visit our CACFP week page to download materials and get involved!

Presented By:
Lisa Mack
National CACFP Sponsors Association

Wednesday, February 14 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern

Love Your Heart: 8-Week Path to 5k Fun Run

Get ready to move CACFP, it’s time for self-care!

Join our eight-week walk/run plan designed for everyone, at any pace. Whether or not you're heading to Orlando in April for the National Conference 5k Fun Run/Walk, you're invited to follow along our official training plan starting this February. Discover your potential to go from a casual sidewalk stroller to a 5k pro and then plan to celebrate your progress on-site (we’ve got medals!) or virtually after eight weeks of dedication.

Lace up those sneakers, regardless of your pace or conference plans, and join us for eight weeks of shared progress and achievement—one step at a time!

Get the 8 week training plan and learn more about NCNC24 today!

Thursday, February 22 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern

Beginners' Guide to the Five Meal Pattern Components

Centers, family child care homes, and afterschool care play a critical role in serving nutritious foods to those they serve. The CACFP guides you on how to provide healthy meals using five food components which make up the meal service requirements: grains, fruits, vegetables, meats/meat alternates and milk. Learn when these are required and how they fit into the CACFP meal pattern. 

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

This event is FREE for current NCA members. Want to learn more about becoming an NCA member? Visit our membership page today!

Wednesday, February 28 | Meeting times vary.   
Members-Only Regional Meetups
Join us for an exclusive members-only virtual networking event. Through Zoom Meetings, you will have the opportunity to engage with professionals in your region, allowing you to network with peers who understand your specific challenges and opportunities. Whether you are an administrator, provider, sponsor, or involved in any other capacity in the CACFP, share your experiences and expand your professional network in this convenient online setting.


*All times are listed in Eastern*

Southeast Region (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN): 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Northeast Region (CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, RI, VT, VI): 10:15 am - 10:45 am

Mid-Atlantic Region (DE, DC, MD, NJ, PA, PR, VA, WV): 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Midwest Region (IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, OH, WI): 11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Mountain Plains Region (CO, KS, MO, MT, NE, ND, SD, WY): 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Southwestern Region (AZ, AR, LA, NM, OK, TX, UT): 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Western Region (AK, CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, WA, GU, AS): 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

This event is exclusively for current NCA Members. Not yet a member? Learn more about NCA Membership today!

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