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December 2018
Serving Family Style
 
Family style dining encourages learning and development not only at the table but away from mealtime as well. Children learn independence, social skills, and other important habits that will last them through adulthood. 

There's nothing more exciting for children than being able to say, "I did it all by myself!" - Jennifer from Mechanicsville, VA
Priorities Matter

#ProvidersRock
#LongDaysShortYears  
#DecemberCalendarInspiration

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Proposed Public Charge Rule

We join our national ally in opposing the proposed public charge rule. We are concerned that this ruling will increase childhood hunger and food insecurity for millions of families across our nation. By making healthy meals harder to obtain, children will be deprived of the best start at life possible. We encourage you to comment on this proposed rule as well. FRAC has every resource you would need to make your voice count. The deadline is December 10, 2018.
 
Celebrating CACFP All Year Long
Kwanzaa, Christmas, Hannukah

Looking for activity flyers you can send to parents or providers to help spread the word about CACFP while sharing fun activities centered around days of celebration? Members have access to a library of activity pages! Here's are all three holiday pages from us to you. Happy Holidays.
 
Summer Meals Policy Waivers

Our National Ally, Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry Center for Best Practices, has put together a summary of the recent changes to the Summer Food Service Program. Learn how this change may impact your sponsoring agency. 
Meet Sandra Jaeger, Home Child Care Provider
 
At Sandra's home the children plant and tend a garden. Each week they help with menu planning, take part in a cooking activity and help make their snacks almost every day. Recipes are requested from the children's homes and if Sandra can make them creditable, she makes them for all the kids to try.
 
INDUSTRY PARTNER SPOTLIGHT
Food & Supply Source

Food & Supply Source assists child care centers by saving them money and time on their purchases. Typical customers realize a 10-35% savings on food and supply costs by utilizing F&SS lower price margins within the network of vetted distributors. Their mission is to provide centers across the US with access to the CACFP products they need, at the pricing they deserve. All services are available at no cost. Savings and CACFP support are free.
 
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Book Giveaway

We're celebrating December Holidays with a book-a-day giveaway! Join us on Facebook for the fun.

Holiday Fun Giveaway

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Join the #NationalCACFP community on Facebook for crafts, snacks and other clever ideas shared daily. Get a dose of what's in the news, policy changes, and CACFP specific issues. Resources, printables, and more! 

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Shout Out To These 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.

We salute our newest CACFP Professionals for their commitment to continued education and improvement!
 
2019 Nutrition Calendar Training Program - Just A Few Left!

We've found a few more in the warehouse! We have a limited supply left and we are shipping them first ordered, first served.  


Calendar featuring Nutrition Notes, Activities, Recipes & Snacks, CACFP Best Practices, Record-Keeping
5-Hour 
Training Module Program 


Monthly Curricula plus 
60 Community Helper Activity Pages 
Provider Newsletters

Motivation Posters

We've got your 2019 training covered with our Community Helpers - Good People Everywhere calendar and program materials celebrating everyday heroes. Sample Page

Review Pricing Call 512.850.8278 or email us to order. 

Find A Food Program Sponsor
 
If you are providing child care and are not already participating in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program, we invite you to learn more at cacfp.org. 
 
Search our Find A Sponsor directory for organizations in your neighborhood who can get you enrolled today so you can receive reimbursement for the meals you are already serving.
Child Nutrition Conference Friends
 
Looking for resources for your child care center, home, afterschool or summer food program? You can find them today on our website! Get products, nutrition education, and solutions available from our 2019 Chicago Child Nutrition Conference sponsors, partners, and exhibitors.


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NATIONAL ALLY SPOTLIGHT
National Child Nutrition Foundation

A sister organization to the National CACFP Sponsors Association, the goal of the foundation is to secure financial resources to develop nutrition education materials, offer grant programs, and provide professional development and scholarship opportunities for the child nutrition community. 
 
We are thankful for the donors who offered financial support on GivingTuesday. It's not too late to support us in 2018! Donations of any amount helps. 

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CACFP Job Board

Do you have a job opportunity in your child nutrition program you would like to share with the CACFP Community? Please contact us and we'll get a short summary and link to your application posted on our website. Email Job Posting

Looking for a position? Check our website!
Sponsor & Agency Membership Renewal
 
Sponsors and agencies, be sure to renew your membership for continued access to resources and member discounts.
 
 
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Want to join our association for the first time? Learn more about the benefits of membership and decide which membership is the best fit for your organization.
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More Resources Available at www.cacfp.org