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September 2017
Senta Hester Elected President of Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of the National CACFP Sponsors Association has elected Senta Hester of Our Daily Bread of Tennessee as President for the October 2017 - September 2019 officer term. Joining her on the executive committee are Kati Wagner from Wildwood CACFP as Vice President, Melissa Moore from Family League of Baltimore as Treasurer, and Robin Paul from Mid Michigan Child Care as Secretary. We gratefully offer many thanks to Vicki Lipscomb from Child Nutrition Programs for her leadership as President of the Association and to Debra Ghia of Lehigh Valley Children's Center as Secretary for their service on the executive committee as they transition out of their roles. Congratulate Senta
Healthier Nutrition Standards Benefit Kids: A Health Impact Assessment of the CACFP
Written by researchers with the Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project (a collaboration between The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation), this report was undertaken to predict how the changes to CACFP's nutrition standards might affect the overall health of children up to age 5 who are served by the program in centers and family child care homes. Read More
Shapes & Rainbows
Activity Pages
Looking for a few new activity pages for your child care provider, center, or afterschool program? Check out these fun pages matching pasta shapes and coloring the rainbow! Get More
New Meal Pattern Reminders
This week we are shipping out over 150,000 New Meal Pattern Reference Cards, Magnets, and Notepads. We have a small supply of combo packets remaining. All orders also get an equal number of copies of our 16-page Child Nutrition Today Magazine! Order Today
National Ally Welcome:
Sesame Street in Communities builds on Sesame Workshop's almost-50-year commitment to addressing kids' developmental, physical, and emotional needs with research-based multimedia resources...and a large dose of fun! Beyond the ABC's and 123's, the site delivers crucial lessons about health, emotional well-being, and respect and understanding- so that all kids can grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.  
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National Ally Welcome: Nutrition Policy Institute
Nutrition Policy Institute works to provide scientifically valid information to both policymakers and community members and translates research findings into evidence-based recommendations that provide a basis for effective decision-making. They work to provide reliable policy-related input and assessments of the effectiveness of policy implementation. Their work on CACFP and childcare includes supporting the successful implementation of the new CACFP regulations. Learn More
National Farm to School Network Introduces Farm To Head Start
Farm to early care and education offers benefits that strongly parallel the goals and priorities of the early care and education community, with a particularly strong alignment with Head Start priority areas, including an emphasis on experiential learning opportunities, parent and community engagement and life-long health and wellness for children, families, and caregivers. To make it even easier for Head Start stakeholders to implement farm to ECE, the National Farm to School Network has created Growing Head Start Success with Farm to Early Care and Education. Learn More
Present at National Conference
Share your experience and expertise with the Child Nutrition Community in San Antonio, Texas from April 19-21, 2018! We welcome proposals on a variety of topics including nutrition, center management, provider training, HR, regulations, monitoring strategies, innovation, summer feeding, technology, at-risk challenges and more. Learn More
Budget Now. Save the Dates!
Join the child nutrition community for an amazing few days of training, networking, and professional growth in San Antonio, TX next April. 

Over 120 workshops, 50 exhibitors, networking and general sessions all on the Riverwalk! 

Conference Hotels
Hyatt Regency Riverwalk $174.00
Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk $162.00 
Drury Inn & Suites $159.00

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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.

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