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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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Summer Series Webinar: Brunch for Lunch

May 6, 2022

Looking for new ideas for your lunch menu? Why not try brunch for lunch?!

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CACFP Halftime: Serving Adult Participants

April 6, 2022

This webinar will highlight how the CACFP meal pattern for adults provides flexibilities to allow program operators to plan meals that best meet the needs of their adult participants. Meal service options, dietary needs of this population, and meal modifications will also be discussed. Attendees will have a chance to submit questions to the presenters and check their knowledge through interactive polling questions.

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CACFP Inspire Awards Finalists Announced

March 7, 2022

We have read incredibly inspiring stories about the innovation, collaboration, and community service all of you in the CACFP community offered over the past two years.

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Watch the CACFP Week At-a-Glance Webinar!

February 23, 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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Scholarship Recipients Announced for 2022 NCNC

February 11, 2022

Fifteen scholarships have been awarded from the National CACFP Sponsors Association (NCA) for the 2022 National Child Nutrition Conference. Through the scholarship program, NCA is honored to recognize the professionals who are dedicated to ensuring that our nation’s most vulnerable populations have access to nutritious food.

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Network with #NCNC22 Exhibitors

February 10, 2022

Looking to network with NCA’s Conference partners? Plan to visit the Exhibit Hall during networking hours to interact with exhibitors such as General Mills, Mushroom Council, and KidKare by Minute Menu.

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Optional Best Practices to Further Improve Nutrition

June 30, 2016

Suggestions for best practices and resources for implementation.

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Early Implementation of Meal Pattern Requirements

June 24, 2016

Early Implementation of the updated CACFP Meal Pattern Requirements will allow opperators to ask questions and better plan for success.

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The Use of Share Tables

June 22, 2016

Reduce waste and improve nutrition by implementing the use of share tables.

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Congressional CACFP Awareness Campaign

January 21, 2016

NCA send postcards to increase the awareness of the benefits and impact of the CACFP.

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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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