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Earn CPEUs at the National Child Nutrition Conference

April 25, 2024

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We're thrilled to inform you that the 2024 National Child Nutrition Conference offers an excellent opportunity for you to earn Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs) while immersing yourself in a world of learning and networking. Below we have listed which sessions have received Prior Approval by the Commission of Dietetic Registration.

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Sessions highlighted in orange are available for Virtual Attendees and can be viewed on-demand by all attendees. Onsite attendees can earn up to 13.5 CPEUs in the conference workshops and featured events. Additional CPEUs are available if attending pre- and postconference sessions. Virtual attendees can earn up to 8.5 CPEUs.


National Conference General Session (1.5 CPEU)

Tuesday Featured Speakers (1 CPEU – choose one)

  • USDA CACFP Policy Update
  • SFSP Spotlight: Summer in Florida
  • Rosen Hotels: Nurturing Wellness from Childhood to Workplace

Workshop One (1 CPEU - choose one)

  • Connecting Nutrition with Family Engagement
  • Discovering STEM in the Kitchen
  • Bridging the Gap: Addressing Food Insecurity in Rural Communities
  • Childhood Obesity Prevention & Early Nutrition Education
  • Grown for Kids: Farm to Preschool Collaboration
  • Menu Planning 101: A Guide to Mealtime Success

Workshop Two (1 CPEU - choose one)

  • Conducting Monitoring in the CACFP for Head Start
  • Motivating Children to Eat Healthy Foods
  • Plant-Forward Menus: A Guide to Success Integration
  • Procurement Standards for Sponsors & Centers
  • Growing CACFP Beyond the Kitchen
  • Ounce Equivalents Made Easy with Exhibit A Grains Tool

Workshop Three (1 CPEU - choose one)

  • An Adventure Through MyPlate Resources
  • Enriching Learning Outdoors with Farm to ECE
  • Beginners’ Guide to Crediting Recipes

Workshop Four (1 CPEU - choose one)

  • CACFP Head Start and Food Service Regulations
  • Fuel Your Mind & Body” Menu Planning, Nutrition & Activities
  • Serving Traditional Indigenous Foods
  • A Fresh Perspective: Embracing New Foods
  • Serving Communities Year-Round Through Afterschool Meals & the SFSP
  • Exploring One Vegetable, One Community
  • Managing Food Allergies in the CACFP

Workshop Five (1 CPEU - choose one)

  • Fueling Minds and Bodies with Family Style Dining
  • Addressing Feeding Concerns & Nutrition Therapy
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Family Child Care Food Safety Kit
  • Afterschool Meals: Feeding Children for a Healthier Future
  • Embracing Diversity in Your Summer Meal Program
  • Farm to ECE: Digging Deeper into Cooking and Nutrition

Workshop Six (1 CPEU - choose one)

  • Level Up Your Training: Physical Activity in ECE and CACFP Setting
  • Cultural Responsiveness: Exploring Religion, Heritage, and Halal
  • Serving School Meals to Preschoolers
  • Food Security Beyond Program Walls
  • Advancing Farm to ECE: From Seed to Sprout
  • Snack Attack: Elevate Your Snack Game
  • Accommodating Individuals with Disabilities in Community Meals

Workshop Seven (1 CPEU - choose one)

  • Preventing Food Allergies: Introducing the Top 9
  • Making Healthy Eating Fun
  • Mindfulness and SEL Practices for Educators and Children
  • The Kitchen Sink: Food Preparation, Safety, and Efficiency
  • Crediting Basics & Beyond in the CACFP

Workshop Eight  (1 CPEU - choose one)

  • Limiting Added Sugars in the CACFP
  • Promoting Responsive Feeding Practices in Early Childhood Settings
  • Creating Natural Outdoor Learning Environments
  • Beyond Beginners: Next Level Menu Planning
  • Identifying Whole Grain-Rich

Workshop Nine (1 CPEU - choose one)

  • Learning to Love Veggie-Inspired Snacks and Meals
  • Procuring Local Foods for Child Nutrition Programs
  • Get the Facts! CN Labels & Product Formulation Statements (PFS)

Workshop Ten (1 CPEU - choose one)

  • Combating Resistance: Uniting Education Staff and Nutrition Teams
  • Decoding Food Labels
  • Feeding Infants
  • Navigating Special Diets
  • Making the Connection: Brain Foods for Healthy SEL
  • Feed the Soil: Let’s Compost

Thursday Featured Speakers (1 CPEU – choose one)

  • USDA SFSP Policy Update
  • The Unconscious Mind: Implicit Bias


Getting here early or staying a little later? Attend our preconference or postconference sessions for more CPEUs!

Preconference Academy (up to 6 CPEUs)

Monday (3 CPEUs - choose one)

  • Menu Planning for the CACFP
  • Head Start Success: Meeting the Performance Standards (concurrent sessions)

Tuesday (3 CPEUs)

  • CACFP Meal Pattern Training


Postconference Academy (up to 4 CPEUs)

Session One (2 CPEUs)

  • Annual Training

Session Two (2 CPEUs - choose one)

  • Leading and Managing Multigenerational Teams
  • Medical Statements, Milk Substitutions and Special Diets (concurrent sessions)