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Giving Thanks: Turkey Talk & More ($)

Want to know what a #CACFPCreditable meal looks like for Thanksgiving? Let’s talk turkey and more! Not serving turkey? We’ll cover meat alternates you can menu plan, favorite sides and whole grain-rich ideas.

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Baking Whole Grain-Rich Foods ($)

Whole grain-rich baking can be a signature part of your program that benefits menus, snacks, and acceptance while also helping your bottom-line. Learn how to choose a few signature favorite foods and align them with baking activities to involve children and parents in the science, literacy, art, food safety and math to boost benefits beyond the plate. Take home whole grain-rich baking resources.

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Planning Developmentally Appropriate Menus ($)

Menus are not “one size fits all”! In this session, we will review feeding skills and milestones, and present strategies for planning menus that meet children’s developmental needs from 0-5 years. Participants will learn tips and tricks that prevent picky eating habits and will review common choking hazards to avoid for young children.

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Movement and Fun: Learn Ways to Promote Active Play with Infants and Toddlers ($)

Learn fun, developmentally appropriate physical activities to play with infants and toddlers in CACFP child care homes and centers and Early Head Start classrooms. Consider the many benefits of physical activity and how these activities help meet recommended best practices. View demonstrations and videos of these activities so you can apply these ideas in your own trainings.

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USDA National Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Campaign for Millennial WIC Moms

Get an overview of USDA’s campaign, which supports breastfeeding moms with comprehensive, current and culturally appropriate messaging, materials, and a website. Campaign goals encourage initiation and continuation of breastfeeding; increase knowledge and ability to breastfeed; increase referrals to WIC; and provide technical assistance in the promotion of breastfeeding.

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Serving Adults in the CACFP: Meal Patterns, Nutrition and Resources

Serving adults in the CACFP is more than just increasing the portion size of the meal pattern requirements. Learn about allowable substitutions, get insight into senior nutrition and healthy, and discover the wealth of resources available for free about food, nutrition, and physical activities for older adults.

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Preventing Picky Eating Through Responsive Feeding

Providing the food is only half the battle! Responsive feeding practices help prevent picking eating, and create a positive mealtime environment. Learn key feeding practices that prevent picky eating and get examples for incorporating responsive feeding into your mealtime observations.

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