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Vegetable and Fruit Requirements Q&A

September 9, 2016

This is a summary of the new meal pattern requirements regarding fruits and vegetables for infants as well as children and adults within the CACFP.

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Conducting Reconciliation in the CACFP

September 7, 2016

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) released a new memo to clarify the procedure and purpose in conducting five-day reconciliations in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) during monitoring visits.

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Feeding Infants

August 31, 2016

Feeding Infants and Meal Pattern Requirements in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

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Taking Food Components Offsite

August 10, 2016

Children in At-Risk Afterschool may benefit from being allowed to take one vegetable, fruit, or grain item offsite to eat at some other time.

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Crediting Tofu and Soy Products

August 8, 2016

An update on crediting tofu and soy products.

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Water Availability

August 5, 2016

An update on water requirements within the meal pattern.

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CMP/CCNP Celebration at #NCNC22!

January 17, 2022

January 17, 2022 Get recognized at the National Child Nutrition Conference in New Orleans this April! The National CACFP Sponsors Association Board of Directors is excited to share with you the opportunity to join the community of Certified CACFP Professionals. Receiving your CACFP Certification shows your commitment to your profession and your willingness to uphold…

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Nominations Open for the CACFP Inspire Awards

January 12, 2022

The CACFP Inspire awards will celebrate the incredible individuals and organizations who have reimagined and executed the CACFP during the pandemic.

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Holiday Menu Planning in the Learning Center!

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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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 in the Learning Center

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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USDA seeks input for the 2023 Family Day Care Home Participation Study

January 24, 2022

Current and Former CACFP-participating daycare homes are asked to provide feedback. Deadline: February 28, 2022

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Updates to the Federal Micro-Purchase Threshold

November 17, 2021

The changes outlined by FNS may be helpful to program operators experiencing challenges related to supply chain disruptions.

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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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