Skip to content

2022 National Child Nutrition Conference

April 18-22 2022 | New Orleans, Louisiana

CACFP · Afterschool Meals · Summer Food

Hear from the USDA

Get the latest news and education directly from the United States Department of Agriculture. The USDA will provide numerous training opportunities at this year's conference.

Featured Sessions

Wednesday, April 20 | 9:15 am - 10:15 am Central

Featured Session: USDA CACFP Policy Update (Hybrid Onsite/Virtual Session)

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 18 | 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Central

Featured Session: USDA SFSP Policy Update (Hybrid Onsite/Virtual Session)

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.

USDA Town Hall

Thursday, April 21 | 7:15 am - 7:45 am Central (Hybrid Onsite/Virtual Session)

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service team values feedback. Take some time to visit with them and share your thoughts and ideas for their consideration. Ask questions and offer suggestions. Your participation is welcome!

USDA Workshops

Tuesday, April 19 | 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Central

Crediting Basics and Beyond: An In-Depth Look at the Crediting Handbook for the CACFP (Hybrid Onsite/Virtual Session)

Join the USDA for this interactive session on the new Crediting Handbook for CACFP. We will review the ins and outs of each of the five required meal components, discuss both creditable and non-creditable food items, and engage the audience in hands-on crediting exercises. You won’t want to miss it! ~ CEU Specialty 1

 

Wednesday, April 20 | 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Central

CACFP Administrative Budgets (Hybrid Onsite/Virtual Session)

Learn tips and best practices on the preparation of an acceptable administrative budget. Topics will include the importance of strategic planning, using historical financial information to develop the budget, determining what expenses are allowable/ unallowable, identifying staffing requirements, how excess administrative funds affect the budget and updating the budget throughout the year. ~ CEU Specialty 5

 

Wednesday, April 20 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Central

Developing a CACFP Budget (Hybrid Onsite/Virtual Session)

Now that you know the basics of how to develop an administrative budget, this session will dive into details and best practices about how to tailor a budget to your CACFP operation. ~  CEU Specialty 5

 

Thursday, April 21 | 1:15 pm - 3:30 pm Central

CACFP Menu Planning 101: Two-Hour Session (Hybrid Onsite/Virtual Session)

Discover how to use Team Nutrition and Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) resources to understand and apply CACFP meal pattern requirements, identify creditable foods, and plan cycle menus. Attendees will learn how to incorporate menu planning principles such as balance, variety, contrast, color, and appearance when creating nutritious and appealing menus for CACFP meals and snacks. ~ CEU Specialty 2