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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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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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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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National Child Nutrition Conference Call for Proposals Open!

August 7, 2021

Ready to share your expertise? Call for proposals are open for the 2022 National Child Nutrition Conference.

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Take the CACFP Week Social Media Challenge

January 22, 2021

Take part in this year’s social media challenge to be featured on cacfp.org and for a chance to win $100.

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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.

Read More

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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