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Serious Deficiency Process

Are you in a quandary about the SD process? Get an overview of the serious deficiency process, hear about the most common errors in responding to serious deficiencies, and better understand the elements of the appeals process and role of the hearing official.

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Oversight and Monitoring of the CACFP

Program monitoring is essential for ensuring that the federally funded child nutrition programs meet the requirements set forth in regulations, are operated with integrity, and provide nutritious meals and snacks to those who participate in the programs. Learn what is required federally from sponsoring organizations to fulfill this responsibility.

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Serving School Meals to Preschoolers

Sometimes, schools must serve meals to a variety of grades at the same time. This is usually due to operational constraints, such as time and space. While this is allowed, there are good reasons to avoid co-mingled meal service. Learn the differences between preschool and K-5 meal patterns and get ideas on how to avoid co-mingled meal service.

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Agile Food Delivery: Meeting the Needs of Low Food-Volume Operations

Most food delivery models revolve around organizations with the resources to store and use large amounts of food. Smaller organizations, or even large ones that use less food, are sometimes left in the cold. But new and exciting options are on the horizon! Learn about advances in agile delivery systems that enable frequent CACFP-creditable food deliveries to any child care organization, regardless of size.

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Compliance with Confidence: Sponsor Monitoring and Oversight

Efficient program monitoring and oversight are essential in the CACFP and for ensuring the success of your organization. Discover best practices and opportunities of how to conduct reviews that not only meet program requirements, but also support and lift up the child care provider. Expand your understanding of effective oversight and ensure program compliance with confidence. 

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Navigating Home Monitoring Situations

Ever faced an empty home or had the police show up unexpectedly during a monitoring visit? Do you know how to handle these situations? Test your skills in our interactive game and explore the unique challenges that monitors can face. Review the USDA monitoring regulations to enhance your skills to ensure seamless and successful visits.

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The Kitchen Sink: Food Preparation, Safety and Efficiency

Dive into the world of food preparation and food safety for child care and the CACFP. Discover effective portioning techniques to reduce wastes and costs, while optimizing inventory. Learn best practices to ensure children’s well-being, make informed food choices, and efficiently manage resources.

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CACFP in Emergency Shelters

Do you know the ins and outs of implementing and managing the CACFP in an emergency shelter? Learn best practices for successful monitoring, documentation, and menu planning. Hear about preferred meal choices and patterns at CACFP sites using data collected from our 2023 Meal Guest Survey. 

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Administrative Review Preparedness for Sponsors

Effective program compliance is key to the success of CACFP and SFSP. What are some of the do’s and don’ts of preparing for an administrative review? Hear lessons learned from administrative review examiners and get recommendations for how sponsors can be better prepared in the future. 

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