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All About Policy

Emergency funding, child nutrition reauthorization, policy waivers and more! Hear what’s going on nationally and how it could affect you locally.

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Accommodating Participants with Disabilities in Community Meals

Get requirement updates related to accommodating participants with disabilities participating in CACFP/SFSP, as required by Federal law, USDA regulations and the Policy Memorandum, Modifications to Accommodate Disabilities in the Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program to ensure equal access and opportunity.

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USDA CACFP Update

Hear from the team at USDA as they present an overview of new and revised policy guidance for the Child and Adult Care Food Program and share a state-of-the-program update of the CACFP.

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CACFP Live! with USDA

Join us online as we host Deputy Under Secretary of USDA’s Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, Brandon Lipps, who will share remarks and answer questions from the Child and Adult Care Food Program community.

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Virtual Summit Welcome & USDA Policy Update

We’ll welcome you to the 2020 Virtual Summit, share good news, and hear from USDA as they present an overview of new and revised policy guidance for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

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Civil Rights 101: Compliance with Civil Rights Requirements

Civil Rights training is an annual requirement for state agency staff who interact with program applicants, sponsors, program participants, potentially eligible individuals and those persons who supervise front line staff. This session will fulfill that requirement while addressing the Civil Rights training requirements as outlined in FNS Instruction 113-1, Civil Rights Compliance and Enforcement – Nutrition Programs and Activities.

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Applying a Racial Equity Lens to Recommendations for CACFP and SFSP ($)

Historic racial inequities are perpetuating hunger and poverty. This is perhaps even more of a reality during COVID-19. CACFP, SFSP and other child nutrition programs help to combat class inequities, but children of color still bear the consequences of structural racism. Hear about what racial equity is and how this lens can be applied to specific recommendations in food access and nutrition.

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COVID Impact on the CACFP

Over 1,200 survey respondents confirmed what many of us already knew: COVID-19 has impacted CACFP operators and child care businesses with severe financial challenges. CACFP operators are in overwhelming need of direct and significant financial aid outside of current program funding. Child care and the CACFP community are on the brink of collapse and facing imminent threat of shutting down without it. Learn more about the impact COVID has had on the CACFP Community.

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