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November 2017
Identifying Whole Grain-Rich

Let's talk whole grain-rich! We've put together a list of #cacfpcreditable food products, a list of WGR cereals which meet the sugar guidelines, and a guide to Identifying Whole Grain-Rich food products.  Learn More 
CACFP Creditable Yogurts
Looking for training on how to be sure the yogurts served in CACFP are creditable under the new meal patterns? Sign up for the Thirty on Thursday USDA webinar! After you participate in the webinar, be sure to complete the USDA post-webinar scenario test questions to receive a training certificate and CEU credit toward National CACFP Certification Program.
 Register Today

Choose Yogurts That Are Lower in Added Sugars
Thursday, November 16, 2017
English 2:00-2:30 PM ET & Spanish 3:00-3:30 PM ET
Meet Andra Burke, CACFP Family Home Child Care Provider 

The key to success at Andra's child care is creating a healthy atmosphere with children learning how to be self-sufficient. "Life is full of choices. Even young children can learn that the choices they make affect their day." Nutritious meals and snacks are included every day and are a key component in the healthy atmosphere. The children help prepare, serve, and clean up their meals and snacks. They even entered Blake's Chili Cookoff and won first place!

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We Appreciate You
Happy Thanksgiving to all our community members, program members, agency members, friends, allies, and partners!

Over 4,000,000 children have access to healthy foods through the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Your daily work, your commitment, and your passion make it possible. 

We share this Thanksgiving Activity Page for you to enjoy and share again with your community.

Join us and do the mashed potato!
Download Thanksgiving Activity Sheet
NCA Board of Directors

In October, the National CACFP Sponsors Association Board of Directors met to review the strategic plan and determined that the primary initiative for FY18 is to develop a mobile-friendly website so we can continue to bring you ready-to-use nutrition education materials and resources. Let us know what your favorite resources or website materials are so we're sure to make those pages a priority!

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Register for 2018 Conference

Looking for professional development opportunities?
Want to meet and network with colleagues from across the country?
Searching for in-depth training on a specific topics like Nutrition, CACFP, Afterschool, Summer Food, Human Resources, Farm to Preschool, Head Start, or Program Budgeting?
Interested in learning about their CACFP and Summer Food programs while touring the San Antonio Food Bank or San Antonio PreK? 
Register by December 15th for the Advance Conference Registration Rate of $225 per person for member agencies.
National Child Nutrition Conference Scholarships

The application for scholarships to the 2018 National Child Nutrition Conference is open now through Wednesday January 24, 2018. Thanks to the sponsorship of the National Child Nutrition Foundation, fifteen winners will receive complimentary conference registration, lodging and $300 towards travel. Scholarships are available in all the following categories: CACFP Sponsoring Agency, Head Start, School District, Food Bank, Tribal Nation, At-Risk/Afterschool, Summer Food, Child Care Center/Home Provider. 

CACFP Overview: Breakfast & Meal Solutions for Child Care

Register for this free webinar to better understand the new Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Meal Patterns and the role of yogurt and cereal in childhood nutrition as well as get tips for successful menu planning & kid friendly recipes! This webinar is certified for one hour of nutrition credit towards CMP or CCNP certification with the National CACFP Sponsors Association. Tuesday, November 28, 2018 * 7:00 PM CST

Register Today
Industry Partner Spotlight
JA Foodservice

JA Foodservice has been serving feeding programs since 1993. They distribute thousands of meals per day to schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, food banks and more. JA Foodservice has been providing affordable USDA funded Shelf Stable Meal Kits for 10 years working with CACFP and SFSP sponsors all over the United States.
National Ally Welcome
American Frozen Food Institute
The American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) is the member-driven national association that advances the interests of all segments of the frozen food and beverage industry. AFFI is dedicated to creating an environment where members' foods and beverages are proudly chosen to meet the needs of a changing world.
Industry Partner Welcome
Smart Lunches

Smart Lunches provides thousands of tasty, nutritious lunches to children at schools, child care centers, and summer camps that do not have an onsite lunch service. With Smart Lunches, it's convenient and affordable for parents to feed their kids fun, healthy lunches that actually get eaten!

Community Ally Welcome
Dairy Council of California

Founded in 1919, Dairy Council of California partners with educators, health professionals and communities to elevate the health of children and parents in California through the pursuit of lifelong healthy eating habits. Supported by California dairy farm families and local milk processors, Dairy Council of California provides nutrition education resources to California schools (educators, students, and parents), health professionals' offices and workplace programs.
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 the listings.

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

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