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May 4, 2021

Watch On-Demand Recording of USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack
If you weren't able to tune into USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack's keynote address and Q&A session during the national conference, no need to worry! You can watch the recording on-demand.
Shout Out to These New CACFP Professionals
When parents are looking for a child care provider or child care providers are looking for a sponsoring agency, and when you're hiring staff for your CACFP agency, candidates with the CACFP Professionals Certification stand out.
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Using WIC Lists to Identify Grains
You can use any State's WIC list to choose grains that can be counted toward a reimbursable meal or snack in the CACFP. Check out this worksheet from USDA to help you identify and use the right grains for your center or home.
Grains on WIC Lists
Creative Opportunities for Strengthening Farm to ECE Through Emerging Federal Funding Streams
Join this webinar co-presented by the National Farm to School Network, Policy Equity Group, and Food Research & Action Center to learn about immediate opportunities to encourage state decision makers to think creatively across sectors and use funds to build more equitable and resilient food and ECE systems.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm ET
webinar board

Imagination Station Monthly Activity Pages

Let your imagination loose with the 2022 Training Program and Nutrition Calendar! Each month highlights CACFP meal patterns, best practices and snack suggestions, and much more. Use our monthly activity pages to play, sign, create, read and learn. Each month focuses on a theme that kids are sure to love!

Navigating the Food Buying Guide Calculator

Need a crash course in the Food Buying Guide Calculator? Getting educated on CACFP resources and earning Continuing Education Units in the process is a breeze through our Learning Center. With more than 75 hours of CEUs on offer, our extensive library of webinars has something for everybody!

Industry Partner Spotlight

Wonderschool is an end to end solution for family child care providers and small centers. Wonderschool supports individual providers, families and network leaders to increase the health of the child care landscape on the ground. For the individual provider, they offer online marketing tools, a childcare management system, a community of practice, shared services resources and individualized support to increase the sustainability and health of your business. They also empower networks, CCR&Rs, and states by equipping them with the tools they need to work smarter by making data driven decisions.

Featured Member Resource

Mother's Day is this Sunday. If you're an NCA member, you have access to this Mother's Day activity sheet, which includes fun activities to do and a yummy pancake recipe to make with the mothers in anyone's life.
Mother's Day

Snack Attack

Here are some #CACFPCreditable snacks for you to try out when you plan your next grocery trip:
WGR pita with tomato slice and Swiss cheese
Sliced pears and cottage cheese
String cheese and tangerine
WGR tortilla chips and salsa
Cauliflower pasta and milk
Pears and cottage cheese

Provider Appreciation Day

This year, Provider Appreciation Day is being celebrated on Friday, May 7. We are so grateful for the work that you do every day for the children and adults in your care. Our website has posters, poems and a certificate of awesomeness free to download to show our appreciation for every provider in the CACFP community.
Provider Appreciation Day Posters

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3 - May 7 is Teacher Appreciation Week. Download this handwriting practice and coloring activity sheet for free to celebrate all the wonderful teachers who administer the CACFP.