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April 2019
Perspectives on Child Nutrition Reauthorization Hearing

National CACFP Sponsors Association Board Vice President Kati Wagner, delivered oral testimony on behalf of the association to the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, & Nutrition on Wednesday, April 10th.

Modeling Life & Serving Healthy Meals

"Someone stepped up for me. They took my hand. I want to be able to reach back and pull others up. Sometimes that is all people need." ~ Meet Ramona Hursey, family home child care provider from Champaign, Illinois.
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Income Eligibility Rates Published

This notice announces the Department's annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals and free milk for the period from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. 
National CACFP Sponsors Association Annual Meeting

We invite members of the National CACFP Sponsors Association to our annual meeting which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in conjunction with the National Child Nutrition Conference. Minutes available at

Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 7:00 am - 7:45 am
New for Child Care: Feeding Infants in the CACFP 

This new Team Nutrition resource for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) supports child care providers in implementing the CACFP infant meal pattern requirements and best practices for infant feeding. 
15 Scholarships Awarded for Food Program Training
For 33 years the National CACFP Sponsors Association has offered this conference as an unparalleled training, education, and networking opportunity specific to the child nutrition community. Showing a strong dedication to continual improvement through professional development, we are honored to welcome the following 2019 Scholarship Recipients: Melody Elliott, Child Care Resources, Inc., Richmond, VA; Jami Lee, Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc., Crookston, MN; Christina Flythe, Child Care Council of Suffolk, Inc., Commack, NY; Shelby Beverly, Georgia Nutritional Services, Inc., Conyers, GA; Lisa Laclede, ChildCare Group, Dallas, TX; Linda Brehm, Northwest Nutritional Service, Milwaukie, OR; Jenny Wallinger, Family Service, Lincoln, NE; Tonja Wright, House of Tiny Steps, Loranger, LA; Linda Webster, St. James R-1 School District, St. James, MO; Elizabeth Rhine-Egelhoff, The Food Depot, Santa Fe, NM; Faith Cox, Southern Oregon Head Start, Central Point, OR; Kristall Davis, Little Blessings Childcare, Champlin, MN; Jeni Hoover, Kendal Early Learning Center, Oberlin, OH; Kendra Burton, Newark Public Schools, Newark, NJ; Danni Katchia, Warm Springs Head Start Program, Warm Springs, OR.

KeyImpact represents manufacturers of food, as well as packaging and supplies, and provides sales and marketing services to distributors and operators across all segments of the foodservice trade channel. KeyImpact currently employs approximately 800+ associates in 50 states with industry expertise in sales, marketing, culinary, K-12, military, college & university, contract feeding, retail foodservice, national & regional commercial chains, hospitality and distribution, as well as extensive product & category expertise.


2020 CACFP Training Program & Nutrition Calendar 

During each month of our 2020 Training Program, we will go under the big top to learn life lessons from those who call the circus home. In our Nutrition Calendar with optional record-keeping, you will find fun recipes, snacks, activities, nutrition education, CACFP New Meal Patterns and Best Practices.

Shout Out To These New 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!
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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 
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.
Get Reimbursed for Serving Afterschool Meals
If you are providing an enrichment program for at-risk kids afterschool and are not already participating in the USDA CACFP, start today! It's as easy as 1, 2, 3:

1. Find A Sponsor

2. Take Attendance

3. Serve Nutritious Snack, Supper, and Meals

Search our Afterschool Meals 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.
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