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October 12, 2021

For the last week of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15), we want to showcase the many resources that are available in both English and Spanish. Keep reading for educational worksheets, free webinars and a delicious meal from USDA's multicultural child care recipes.

Arroz con Pollo

Enjoy this classic dish of chicken and rice served frequently in Spain and Latin America. One serving provides 1 1/2 oz eq meat, 1/4 cup vegetable and 1/2 oz eq whole grains.

Recipe for 6, 25 or 50 Servings in English and Spanish

Arroz con pollo

Spanish Materials from Team Nutrition

USDA's Team Nutrition has more than 100 Spanish-language materials that support healthy eating and physical activity. Follow the link below to explore their resources.

Access Spanish Resources


Identifying Whole Grain-Rich / Identificando lo Rico en Grano Integral

Need a quick reference on how to identify whole grain-rich foods? This two-page guide is a great tool and includes a handy flow chart to determine if the foods you're serving meet the criteria for whole grain-rich.

Download the Quick Guide in English and Spanish

WGR Quick Guide

Last Chance to Register

Registration for the Providers' Day Saturday Summit closes today, October 12th. Be sure to grab your spot to get four hours of training for just $29.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

11:00 am - 4:30 pm Eastern

Register Today

Providers Day Summit

CACFP Professionals Spotlight

If you want to provide the best services for the CACFP community and teach others about nutrition, join Temarah Harrison and Ashley Strunk in earning your professional certification.

Harrison 2021 Certification FB
Strunk 2020 Certification FB

Are you looking to showcase your knowledge and experience as a child nutrition professional?

Be Like Temarah and Ashley: Get Your Professional Certification Today

NCA Announces Executive Board of Directors

Congratulations to Blake Stanford, Rhonda Kobylecky, Denise Andrews and Alix Pasillas, who have been elected to serve a two-year term as officers on our Board of Directors as president, vice president, treasurer and secretary, respectively. Learn more about Blake, Rhonda, Denise and Alix on our website.

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Board 2022

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Menu Planning for the CACFP / Planification de Comidas para el CACFP

If you're looking for Spanish webinars on the CACFP, the USDA's Thirty on Thursdays series in our Learning Center is a great place to start. Earn Continuing Education Units by watching these thirty-minute sessions in either English or Spanish. Menu Planning for the CACFP focuses on different meal planning techniques that can be used to serve healthy and appealing meals and snacks that meet the CACFP and preschool meal pattern requirement.

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thirty on thursdays

Featured Member Resource

Learn more about the fruit component of the CACFP meal pattern with this exclusive members-only activity page. If you're an NCA member, you can download, print and share this resource and many others for free.

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Fruit component

Farm to Table / De la Granja a la Mesa

October 12 is National Farmers Day. Whether you have a backyard garden or you support local gardeners and farmers, using fresh produce is always a great practice in the CACFP. Download our Farm to Table activity page for a variety of gardening and farming-related activities that you can do with the children or adults in your care.

Download Activity Page in English and Spanish

Farm to Table Activity Sheet