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CACFP Regulations & Guidance

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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.

2023-2024 CACFP Reimbursement Rates

July 7, 2023

The USDA has released the Reimbursement Rates for 2023-2024. Rates are effective from July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024.

Best Practices for Streamlining Applications for Year-Round Program Operations

June 12, 2023

This memorandum provides best practices for establishing a single application process for experienced program operators providing year-round meal services to at-risk children in low-income areas. This memorandum applies to State administering agencies and local organizations operating both the Summer Food Service and Child and Adult Care Food Programs.