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February 2019
From Kale to Tofu: Making New Foods Fun To Try
 
"The ultimate goal is to have everyone, even the babies, included in as many activities and experiences as we can while we shower them with love and attention." ~ Meet Angela Dobbs, home child care provider from Cresca, Iowa.
 

National CACFP Week: March 17-23rd 

It's time to prepare! #CACFPWeek is March 17-23rd and we want to make sure you are ready to spread the word that the Child and Adult Care Food Program provides healthy meals and snacks to over 4 million children every day. Here are some of the resources we have created for you to use!

CACFP Week Sample Menu,Marketing Postcards, Nutrition Education Flyers, Social Media Images, Parent Newsletter, CACFP Video, Open House Invitations, Sample Tweets, Activity Book, Certificate of Awesomeness
Priorities Matter

#ProvidersRock
#LongDaysShortYears  
#FebruaryCalendarInspiration
 

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Herry's Blueberry Lemon Parfait
 
Check out this yummy #CACFPCreditable snack recipe featuring lemon yogurt*, blueberries, and graham crackers. Get recipes, menus, and other nutrition education materials today!

Child Nutrition Today Resources

*Yogurt must meet the new meal pattern sugar limits.
Seeking Shop Talk Facilitators

We are hosting small group conversations to share stories, learn from each other, and connect with professionals who are facing the same challenges and opportunities. Unscripted and dynamic, conference attendees will talk shop about a specific topic led by a facilitator in a boardroom setting for 30 minutes. Join us in Chicago!

Shop Talk Application
INDUSTRY PARTNER SPOTLIGHT
MH Miles Company, CPA PC

MH Miles Company, CPA PC (MHMC) has more than 11 years of experience in providing audit, consulting, investigation, and compliance monitoring services for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).
INDUSTRY PARTNER SPOTLIGHT
Chefables

Chefables cultivates healthy young eaters by providing child inspired, chef created compliant meal programs and innovative food products that taste great and are good for you. Their fresh, nutrient dense, innovative meal programs and food products are custom tailored for childcare centers, preschools, and schools.
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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!
 
 
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!
CACFP Excellence Awards
 

We know there are extraordinary things happening in CACFP all around the country. We want to recognize those who go above and beyond for the excellence and innovation to make the CACFP the "Gold Standard" for all federal Child Nutrition Programs. If you know someone or an organization who radiates their commitment to the CACFP and the children this program serves, please nominate them. We welcome self-nominations. Nominations DUE February 15.
 
Nominations Open for Board of Directors 2019-2022 Term 
 
The National CACFP Sponsors Association has four (4) seats up for election this year to serve on the Board of Directors. Elected Board Members will begin serving their three-year term October 1, 2019. Nominations deadline is February 25, 2019.

Why Attend the National Child Nutrition Conference?
 
If you haven't made plans yet to get to Chicago this April for the National Child Nutrition Conference, today's the day! It's three days of professional development for the people who make the CACFP, Afterschool, and Summer Food Service Program possible for 7 million children across America and who ensure that every child has access to food.
 
More About Membership
 
Sponsors and agencies, be sure to renew your membership for continued access to resources and member discounts. 

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.
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.
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.
 
More Resources Available at www.cacfp.org