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Activity Inspiration: Dicey Weather!

May 20, 2022

This fun activity is the perfect game to create in advance and store away for a day that the weather keeps your group inside!

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Area Eligibility for Summer 2022 and School Year 2022-2023

May 19, 2022

This memo provides guidance to State agencies as they transition from COVID-19 nationwide waivers related to establishment of area eligibility in the child nutrition programs, including CACFP, for summer 2022 and school year 2022-2023. Child Adult Care Food Program operators must use data from October 2019, unless the National School Lunch State agency elects a month other than October to establish area eligibility.

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Maintaining your CACFP Garden

May 18, 2022

This is part 3 of a multi-part series on gardening in the CACFP. This segment is all about garden maintenance.

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CACFP Resource: Best Practices for Menu Planning

May 17, 2022

Menu planning is more than logistics. Check out this resource from the USDA on the artful side of a balanced menu.

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Updated Nondiscrimination Statement and “And Justice for All” Poster  

May 16, 2022

Effective May 5th, 2022, USDA released updated Nondiscrimination Statement Guidance. As a result of recent Supreme Court decision, State agencies and program operators must use the new updated nondiscrimination statement and new “And Justice for All” poster.

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Problem solving the formula shortage

May 16, 2022

The spring formula recall and pandemic supply chain challenges have created an infant formula shortages. Here are some strategies to help.

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Join us for CACFP Week At-a-Glance!

February 7, 2022

Discover how you can celebrate and raise awareness during this week-long campaign. We’ll walk you through all the free resources we have at cacfpweek.org, as well as the exclusive nutrition education materials our NCA members can download.

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#NCNC22 Featured Speakers Announced

February 4, 2022

Plan to attend our featured speaker sessions for new and exciting information that will leave you feeling inspired, knowledgeable and ready to take on the world!

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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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Area Eligibility for Summer 2022 and School Year 2022-2023

May 19, 2022

This memo provides guidance to State agencies as they transition from COVID-19 nationwide waivers related to establishment of area eligibility in the child nutrition programs, including CACFP, for summer 2022 and school year 2022-2023. Child Adult Care Food Program operators must use data from October 2019, unless the National School Lunch State agency elects a month other than October to establish area eligibility.

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Updated Nondiscrimination Statement and “And Justice for All” Poster  

May 16, 2022

Effective May 5th, 2022, USDA released updated Nondiscrimination Statement Guidance. As a result of recent Supreme Court decision, State agencies and program operators must use the new updated nondiscrimination statement and new “And Justice for All” poster.

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USDA Seeks Public Comment on Questions for Future Dietary Guidelines

April 22, 2022

As the first step in the development process of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2025-2030, the USDA is releasing proposed scientific questions for public comment.

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2022 NCNC USDA Policy Update

April 21, 2022

During the 2022 Child and Nutrition Conference, the USDA held a policy update session.

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National CACFP Week Recognized in Congressional Resolution

March 15, 2022

Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Don Young (R-AK) introduced a bipartisan resolution that will honor caregivers and their efforts to reduce hunger by recognizing National CACFP Week 2022, which is celebrated March 13-19.

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NCA Joins other Nationwide Organization to Request for the Extension of USDA Nationwide Waiver Authority

January 27, 2022

The extension of the waivers is needed to continue to provide the needed flexibilities to support providers and sponsors during this ongoing pandemic.

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CACFP Resource: Best Practices for Menu Planning

May 17, 2022

Menu planning is more than logistics. Check out this resource from the USDA on the artful side of a balanced menu.

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New Spanish Language Resources from USDA

April 23, 2022

As part of National Nutrition Month® has released many professional and consumer resources for the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 in Spanish.

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Why do we need iron? NCA Member Resource

February 7, 2022

Download this members-only info sheet on iron, or join NCA today to gain access to incredible resources like this!

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Charcuterie for CACFP: NCA Member Resource

February 7, 2022

Download this NCA members-only info sheet on incorporating a charcuterie board and aligning it to meal patterns.

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Resource Child Nutrition Program Service During the Pandemic

December 16, 2021

Published in December 2021, this USDA resource offers strategies and tips for school pandemic meal delivery options.

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Printable Handout: Identifying Gluten Free

May 17, 2021

Download this free printable CACFP handout on identifying gluten free.

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an open notebook and pen sit amongst meal components

CACFP Resource: Best Practices for Menu Planning

May 17, 2022

Menu planning is more than logistics. Check out this resource from the USDA on the artful side of a balanced menu.

Read More

New Spanish Language Resources from USDA

April 23, 2022

As part of National Nutrition Month® has released many professional and consumer resources for the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 in Spanish.

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Why do we need iron? NCA Member Resource

February 7, 2022

Download this members-only info sheet on iron, or join NCA today to gain access to incredible resources like this!

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Charcuterie for CACFP: NCA Member Resource

February 7, 2022

Download this NCA members-only info sheet on incorporating a charcuterie board and aligning it to meal patterns.

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Resource Child Nutrition Program Service During the Pandemic

December 16, 2021

Published in December 2021, this USDA resource offers strategies and tips for school pandemic meal delivery options.

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Printable Handout: Identifying Gluten Free

May 17, 2021

Download this free printable CACFP handout on identifying gluten free.

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