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2022 National Child Nutrition Conference

April 18-22 2022 | New Orleans, Louisiana

CACFP · Afterschool Meals · Summer Food

Featured Sessions

Don't miss out on attending these sessions! You'll learn valuable information not only about the CACFP, SFSP and Afterschool Meals, but also gain insight on how to make the most of your week in New Orleans and wonderful resources that the National CACFP Sponsors Association provides every day!

Sessions are subject to change.

Monday, April 18

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Central

CACFP Professionals Certification Program Overview

Interested in learning more about how to earn the CACFP Management Professional or the CACFP Child Nutrition Professional designation? Join NCA board members to hear why the program was started, what the qualifications are and next steps to getting the certification complete.

This session will be repeated at 10:30 am - 11:00 am on Friday, April 22.

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Central

Navigating the Conference Q&A

Learn more about what to expect, how to navigate the schedule and where you need to be to get the most out of the 2022 national conference. We’ll make sure you are able to walk away from this jam-packed, three-day conference with new insights and knowledge to use and share with colleagues back in the office. Get prepared to take home credit hours, handouts from presenters conference swag, exhibitor samples, and new contacts from the USDA, state agencies, sponsoring organizations and providers.

Tuesday, April 19

8:00 am - 9:00 am Central (Hybrid Onsite/Virtual Session)

CACFP Creditable Resources for Professionals 

Learn about the nutrition education resources which are available free-of-charge, including the guides for Identifying Whole Grain-Rich, determining sugar content in cereals and yogurt, and which milk to serve in the CACFP. Create your own toolkit of meal pattern materials and nutrition education flyers to use in your program and share with your community.

This session will be repeated at 9:00 am - 10:00 am on Friday, April 22.

9:15 am - 10:15 am Central (Hybrid Onsite/Virtual Session)

More on Meal Patterns

We’re here to clarify your meal pattern questions! We’ll answer commonly asked questions, show how to access training from USDA Team Nutrition, and explore additional resources.

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm Central (Hybrid Onsite/Virtual Session)

General Session 

What you do matters! When we all come together in one room with one focus, you can be sure you’ll leave knowing that your role is as important as any other in ensuring that all children will have access to healthy foods. This session is strategically planned with speakers who will motivate us and remind us why we work to support our nation’s most vulnerable populations.

Wednesday, April 20

9:15 am - 10:15 am Central (Hybrid Onsite/Virtual Session)

USDA CACFP Policy Update

Hear from 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-state update of the CACFP. The USDA Food and Nutrition Service works to end hunger and obesity through the administration of 15 federal nutrition assistance programs including the Child and Adult Care Food Program which is crucial to ensuring children have access to nutritious foods and where healthy eating becomes a habit.

Thursday, April 21

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Central (Hybrid Onsite/Virtual Session)

USDA SFSP Policy Update

Hear from USDA as they present an overview of new and revised policy guidance for the Summer Food Service Program and share a state-of-the-state update on SFSP program developments, policy, and guidance. The USDA Food and Nutrition Service works to end hunger and obesity through the administration of 15 federal nutrition assistance programs including the Summer Food Service Program which is crucial to ensuring year-round access to foods for children.