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Farm to Early Care & Education in the CACFP

Are you interested in Farm to ECE but unsure of where to begin? Discover how we assisted child care programs in two counties in North Carolina to implement Farm to ECE at their sites. Get our best practices for how to guide programs with attainable and sustainable strategies that have proven successful.

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Maintaining Employee Engagement & Organizational Support Remotely

Working from home became a widely used resource for agencies and organizations to maintain stability and productivity within the workplace during the pandemic. Yet, where are we now? What obstacles are we now faced with as a result of such flexibilities? What responsibilities are organizations now faced with when considering operational oversight, employee well-being and engagement, and agility?

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Serious Deficiency Intervention: Supporting Successful Changes

The serious deficiency process is not a one-size-fits-all approach to making lasting program change. Learn about an intervention style technical assistance model adopted by one state agency to provide additional support to help programs address their administrative and operational capacity to operate under CACFP.

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Avoid Processed Foods: A Nutrition Sound Bite or a Sound Nutrition Bite?

We hear “avoid processed food” (PF) often. Is that sound nutrition advice even if the basis of some PF categorizations is neither processing nor nutritional quality, but the presence of ≥6 ingredients or additives including nutrients? Wise PF choices build nutritious diets and optimize scarce resources including time and money.

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Successes and Challenges: Improving CACFP Participation Among Centers

The CACFP is the most important source of federal funding for feeding children in child care settings. Despite its benefits, the program remains underutilized with large variation in participation rates. Uncover results from interviews with state agencies and analyses of administrative data. Learn about barriers to access to CACFP for licensed child care centers.

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