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CACFP Regulations & Guidance

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Updated Instructions for the SAE Recovery Process and SAE Financial Status Report

January 24, 2024

USDA released CACFP guidance for state agencies on changes to SAE funds and how they are tracked and reported.

Crediting Tofu and Soy Yogurt Products

November 29, 2023

USDA released guidance that extends the option of serving commercially prepared tofu and soy yogurt as meat alternates to infants 6-11 months participating in the CACFP. The memo also extends the ability to serve tofu and soy yogurt as meat alternates in SFSP.

Procuring Local Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Game, and Eggs

November 20, 2023

This memo clarifies the regulatory requirements related to food safety and answers specific questions related to local meat, poultry, seafood, game, and eggs.

Crediting Traditional Indigenous Foods in Child Nutrition Programs

November 1, 2023

This memorandum provides guidance to Indigenous communities on incorporating traditional Indigenous foods that meet CNP meal pattern requirements and includes an updated and expanded list of traditional Indigenous foods that credit the same as similar foods currently listed in the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs (FBG).

Feeding Infants and Meal Pattern Requirements in the CACFP

September 20, 2023

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released their eleventh CACFP guidance memo for 2023. The memorandum provides updated guidance on feeding infants and the infant meal pattern requirements and replaces a previous memo from 2018 (CACFP 02-2018). The memo incorporates updated breastmilk storage recommendations, infant formula food safety considerations, and information on crediting grains in ounce equivalents.