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April 2017
Still Time to Register 

Over 1,200 members of the CACFP, Afterschool, and Summer Food Programs community will attend to participate in learning opportunities featuring over 120 workshops, inspirational keynote speakers, regional and functional networking sessions, and 50 exhibitors. 
 

We are excited for you to join our 31st annual conference next week. See you in San Diego! #CACFP17


Do you have a provider or center you'd like us to feature? Email Us
MEMBER SHOWCASE
Belinda Mercer & Susan Holbrook

These CACFP participating home care providers from Maryland and Michigan share their passion for caring for children and ensuring their kids get nutritious, healthy foods while also offering a nurturing and imaginative environment. Belinda's philosophy is Positive Images of Love and Susan's lessons include raising chickens. Read More 
Afterschool & Summer Need Your Support
President Trump's budget calls for eliminating funding for local afterschool and summer programs. It's now up to Congress to counter the cut-or execute it and eliminate programs relied on by families across the nation to keep kids safe and engaged. Nearly two million children and families would be left without reliable afterschool choices and access to child nutrition programs. Join the Afterschool Alliance and call on Congress to protect funding for afterschool and summer learning programs. Letter to Congress
 
On behalf of your organization, you can also sign-on to the Afterschool Alliance letter calling for protection of at least current funding of $1.16 billion for 21st CCLC within the FY18 House and Senate spending bills. Sign-On
Afterschool Meals
NCA Treasurer, Kati Wagner, presented the ABCs of Afterschool Meals at the National Afterschool Association's Convention in March. We also had a booth in the exhibit hall to raise awareness of the CACFP for Afterschool. Only one afterschool snack or meal is served for every 10 school lunches being served across the country according to Share Our Strength. Help close the gap. Find A Sponsor
 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) At-Risk
Afterschool Meals Component provides funding to afterschool programs that serve a meal and/or
snacks to children and teens in low-income areas. There are a number of ways that local organizations
can be a part of the At-Risk Afterschool Meals component of CACFP. USDA Fact Sheet

Holiday Activities for April
Easter & Earth Day
As a member benefit, NCA has created activity newsletters for you to share with your child care providers and centers for both their use and for them to share with families -- connecting CACFP to quality child care. To distribute, simply click on the activity newsletter you'd like to use, save the file to your desktop and email them directly to your providers or print and deliver them at your next visit. Library

Daily reminder, year-round, nutrition education tool featuring new meal patterns and CACFP best practices.
Featuring New Meal Patterns
2018 Nutrition Calendar & Record Keeping System
Featuring the new CACFP meal patterns, each month of our 2018 Nutrition Calendar will highlight one of the newly implemented rules in addition to relevant recipes, snacks, activities, nutrition education, and CACFP Best Practices.

Less than $4 each! 

Includes Monthly Parent Newsletters & Training Module. We print to order and sales close June 15, 2017 with delivery by August 31.  Learn More

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! Be sure to get a competitive advantage and get your CACFP Professional Certification!  Learn More 

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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!  Check It Out

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