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February 2018
CACFP Creditable Recipes
Sesame Street in Communities

We've teamed up with Sesame Street to bring you CACFP Creditable Recipes children will love!

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Meet Janet Liebl, CACFP Provider

Seventeen years after opening an in-home child care, Janet is still excited to go to work every day. "My goal is to support each child's individual growth and development by providing creative learning experiences in a home away from home atmosphere."
 
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2018 Summer Food Service Program
Reimbursement Rates & Toolkit

Access 2018 SFSP reimbursement rates, how to sponsor the summer food service program, and training and marketing materials.
 
Reimbursement Rates
 
Sponsoring Summer
 
Summer Food, Summer Moves Resources
 
Summer Food, Summer Moves Toolkit
National CACFP Week

It's only 3 weeks away! Look for the provider challenge, sponsor materials, and resources you can use to share our story as you put together plans to celebrate CACFP Week.

 
CACFP Week Materials

Check out what last year's recipients had to say.
Conference Scholarships Awarded

Thanks to the sponsorship of the National Child Nutrition Foundation, scholarship recipients will receive complimentary conference registration, lodging and travel reimbursement.
 
2018 National Child Nutrition Conference Scholarship Recipients
  • Heather Solus, Great Northern Services, CA
  • Jennifer McClay, Food Bank of South Jersey, NJ
  • Benu Chhabra, Family Child Care Provider, CA
  • Kristy Hodges, Grayson County Board of Education, KY
  • Carolyn Pancarowicz, East Hartford Public Schools, CT
  • Dawn Denise Aragon, Eastern Shoshone & Northern Arapaho Birth to Five Head Start Program, WY
  • Patricia Newton Powell, Penfield Children's Center, WI
  • Joyce Mason, Childsavers, VA
  • Terri Sluss Cole, Child Care Resource Center, OH
  • Chris Taylor, Food Bank of the Rockies, CO
  • Patricia Enneper, Children's Center of the Upper Valley, NH
  • Caitlin, Vadini, Quality Care for Children, GA
  • Monique Torres-Perish, Choices for Families, NM
  • Audrea Pasion, PATCH, HI
National Conference April 2018

Join attendees from across the country for training, networking, and more!
 
Agenda & Programming
Sponsor & Exhibitor Line Up 

Check out the fantastic organizations that will be sharing solutions and resources with conference attendees in San Antonio April 19-21!  

 
 
Save the Date
March 15, 2018 Webinar
Serving Meat and Meat Alternates at Breakfast

Join USDA's Team Nutrition to learn more! Practice what you've learned, answer scenario-based questions for a certificate of completion and continuing education credit toward your CACFP Professionals Certification.


Priorities Matter

#ProvidersRock
#LongDaysShortYears  
#FebruaryCalendar Inspiration
#2018CACFPNutritionCalendar


CACFP Meal Pattern
USDA Training Worksheets
 
Grain-Based Desserts, Methods for Healthy Cooking, Serving Meat|Meat Alternates for Breakfast, Offer Versus Serve in the CACFP

Newly released, these short, two-page worksheets  include scenario-based questions or activities to test and reinforce knowledge of key concepts in the CACFP Meal Patterns.


Tools & Resources
CACFP Best Practices
 
Get a copy of this new handout designed to remind and help child care providers incorporate USDA CACFP best practices.
 

National Ally Spotlight
American Heart Association

American Heart Association aims to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Healthy Way to Grow is helping communities across the nation reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by supporting early care and education programs to improve practices and policies that will create healthier environments for young children.

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NCA Sponsor Member
Regional Listening Calls
 
We invite all CACFP Sponsor Members to participate in a conference call for their region the first week of March. Hosted by the NCA Regional Sponsor Representatives, a
 genda to follow.
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Industry Partner Spotlight
Preferred Meals

In 1967 Preferred Meals pioneered the development of a school meal program to meet rapidly expanding enrollment, economic and nutritional demands on schools. Today, Preferred Meals is the leading provider of complete, innovative meal solutions-delivering nutritious, quality foods students enjoy-and delivering the cost and service efficiencies schools require.

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Industry Partner Spotlight
Prime Sponsor Pro

PSP represents the cutting edge of technology in mobile-friendly, cloud-based systems for CACFP sponsor agencies. With "always-up-to-date" rates and meal patterns, PSP's powerful algorithms ensure efficiency and claims maximization for your non-profit and the members you serve.

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CACFP Professionals Certification

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! Make 2018 your year.

Congratulations to our newest CACFP Professionals!


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