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Grain-Based Desserts in the CACFP

June 30, 2017

Grain-based desserts are disallowed in the new CACFP meal patterns. Animal crackers and graham crackers still allowed.

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Accomodating Disabilities in the CACFP and SFSP

June 22, 2017

This is a summary of the Policy Memorandum on Modifications to Accommodate Disabilities in the CACFP and SFSP.

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Transition Period for CNP Updates

May 27, 2017

This is a summary of the transition period for the updated Child and Adult Care Food Program Meal Patterns.

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Taking Food Components Offsite in At-Risk

April 6, 2017

An update on taking food components offsite from the At-Risk Afterschool progam.

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Vegetable and Fruit Requirements

March 23, 2017

The updated meal pattern requirements regarding fruits and vegetables are outlined here.

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Q&A on Updated Meal Pattern Requirements

March 10, 2017

A summary of changes to the meal pattern with an emphasis on changes to the infant meal pattern.

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Ask Us Anything: Holiday Menu Planning

November 24, 2021

Holiday Menu Planning in the CACFP? Yes! Healthy and Festive. Looking for ideas to replace traditional holiday sweets and treats with healthy and nutritious foods? Want to learn more about what #CACFPCreditable Holiday meals look like among different cultures?

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Join us for a Sneak Peek: Preview the 2022 National Child Nutrition Conference!

November 17, 2021

We’ve answered your questions about conference programming, our COVID-19 Policy, navigating the conference website, scholarships, exhibitors, and how you can join us in New Orleans or on Zoom.

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Scholarships Available for the National Child Nutrition Conference

November 15, 2021

Scholarships Available! Don’t miss your opportunity to join the child nutrition community for an incredible few days of training.

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Giving Thanks: Talking Turkey & More

November 12, 2021

Did you miss the chance to Talk Turkey? You can now access this FREE half-hour webinar in our Learning Center!

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Check Out Our Programming

November 9, 2021

Ready to plan your conference experience? The 2022 National Child Nutrition conference brochure is here!

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Join us in New Orleans (or on Zoom!)

November 1, 2021

Advance Registration for the 2022 National Child Nutrition Conference is open!

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Endorse the Early Childhood Nutrition Improvement Act of 2021

November 9, 2021

Show your organization’s support for an additional/meal or snack in a full day of care as well as other policy priorities.

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CACFP Flexibilities During COVID-19 Supply Chain Disruptions

October 28, 2021

FNS has released guidance on current meal pattern flexibilities and opportunities for State agency and sponsoring organization discretion while monitoring meal pattern compliance during COVID-19 supply chain disruptions.

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Q&As for Child Nutrition Program Operations in School Year 2021-2022, Q&A #2

September 29, 2021

FNS has provided clarification on questions related to Child Nutrition Program operations during school year 2021-2022.

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Webinar: Ask USDA: Next Steps for Emergency Funding

September 28, 2021

The USDA discusses the Child Nutrition Emergency Operational Cost Reimbursement Program.

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NCA Supports the Establishment of a Hunger Czar and the White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, Hunger and Health

August 13, 2021

Letter of support delivered to Congressman Jim McGovern.

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Child Nutrition Emergency Operational Costs Reimbursement Programs: Q&As #3

August 11, 2021

FNS has released further instructions and administrative procedures for participation in the Child Nutrition Emergency Operational Costs Reimbursement Programs.

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