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USDA Publishes Federal Register Notice for Public Input on Racial Justice and Equity

July 1, 2021

Submit your comments to USDA by July 15th.

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Webinar: New USDA Resources for Shelters Feeding Youth and Families Experiencing Homelessness

June 30, 2021

Join USDA, FRAC, and others on Wednesday, July 7th 2:00pm Eastern.

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Q&A – Child Nutrition Program Operations in School Year 2021-2022

June 11, 2021

This memorandum provides Q&As related to the Nationwide Waivers released for School Year 2021-2022.

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Q&A – Reimbursement for Meals and Snacks Served to Young Adults in CACFP

June 7, 2021

This memorandum includes questions and answers to provide clarification to State agencies, emergency shelters, and emergency shelters that operate at-risk after school care centers regarding meals and snacks served to young adults in the CACFP.

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Policy Rescission: Collection of Race and Ethnicity Data by Visual Observation and Identification

May 17, 2021

Visual observation and identification by CACFP institutions and facilities and SFSP sponsors is no longer an allowable practice for program operators to use during the collection of race or ethnicity data.

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Identifying Gluten-Free Foods

May 17, 2021

Learn how to identify gluten-free foods and get a yummy gluten-free snack recipe.

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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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