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Provider Day

October 14, 2023 on Zoom


Are you a child care provider looking for food program training opportunities but are too busy to go to the ones offered during the week? Join us for a Saturday of CACFP training!

$49  Standard Registration

$79 Registration After October 5, 2023.

Earn up to 6.5 Hours of CEUs

*Registration fee includes on-demand sessions of live and pre-selected recorded sessions, available through October 27, 2023.*

Live Sessions

You can watch these webinars live on October 14, or later on-demand through October 27, 2023. Each webinar will credit for 1 CEU.

*all times listed are Eastern*

10:30 am - 11:30 am | Snack Attack: Elevate Your Snack Game

Day in and day out, the same snacks are being served. You've been longing to elevate your snack game, but you're lacking ideas. Next up on the menu: snacks, snacks, and more snacks! Hit reset on your menus with some fresh snack tips and recipe ideas. Get creative and add something exciting to the plate for you and the children in your care.  ~ Specialty 2

Presented by Isabel Ramos-Lebron, MS, RDN, LD, National CACFP Sponsors Association


11:40 am - 12:40 pm | Tiny Tummies, Big Adventures: Understanding Infant Development

Early childhood is a critical phase in nurturing healthy relationships with food and fostering overall development. Explore the sequential journey infants embark upon, from mastering fundamental coordination of sucking, breathing, and swallowing to the gradual acquisition of key feeding skills such as chewing and tongue control. Use the "Stages of Infant Development and Feeding Skills" resource to gain insights into developmental milestones. Uncover the intricacies of each learning step and on the remarkable process of how infants evolve their feeding abilities. ~ Specialty 1

Presented by Rebekah Duchette, BSN, RN, Nemours Children’s Health System 


12:50 pm – 1:50 pm | Little Chefs, Big Appetites

We know that children are more likely to try a new food when they are involved in creating a meal or snackBut how do you set up a safe environment at your family child care home that allows children to do this? Learn different strategies on how your kitchen helpers can assist you in making food with age-appropriate tasks, whether it is in the kitchen or eating area. Receive easy recipes to hone their fine motor skills while handling food.~  Specialty 3

Presented by Isabel Ramos-Lebron, MS, RDN, LD, National CACFP Sponsors Association


2:00 pm- 3:00 pm | When Nurturers Can't Say No

In the demanding world of child care, compassion burnout can often be a challenge for those who give so much of themselves to care for others. When providers are well, the entire community thrives. Finding comprehensive wellness can be difficult—especially when many activities that promote self-care are temporary. Learn practical, sustainable strategies and gain resources to recognize the signs of burnout and how to maintain personal wellness. Invest in your own well-being and discover ways to create a healthy balance between caregiving and self-care. ~ Specialty 6

Presented by Bethany Younkers, MPA, Alliance for a Healthier Generation


3:10 pm - 4:10 pm | Tackling Inflation with Smart Budgeting

With the inflation in food costs, the struggle to purchase foods while staying in a budget can be challenging. But is it possible to buy healthy foods and make delicious meals on a budget? Yes! Learn how to plan, utilize savvy shopping techniques, and receive a budget-friendly 2-week cycle menu along with some recipe ideas to try.~ Specialty 5

Presented by: Isabel Ramos-Lebron, MS, RDN, LD, National CACFP Sponsors Association

On-Demand Sessions

You're also getting three of our favorite webinars that we've hosted - a $45 value! You can watch these at any time once you receive the links through October 27, 2023. Each webinar will credit for .5 CEUs.

Creating Your Own Food Station

Need a creative outlet with food but you don’t want to overcomplicate it? Or perhaps you want to inject some excitement into your food service or entice children to try new foods in a different way. Creating food stations may be just the right fit for you! Discover how to craft the ultimate food station. Get recipe ideas featuring #CACFPCreditable fixings and toppings so each child can assemble their very own personalized meal or snack. ~ Specialty 2

Presented by: Isabel Ramos-Lebron, MS, RDN, LD, National CACFP Sponsors Association


Creditable or Not?

Looking for resources on how to determine if something is creditable or not in the CACFP? We can help! We’ll share where to look and what types of nutrition education resources are available free-of-charge, including the guides for Identifying Whole Grain-Rich, determining sugar content in cereals and yogurt, and which milk to serve in the CACFP.  ~ Specialty 2

Presented by: Lisa Mack, National CACFP Sponsors Association


Food Plating with a Purpose

Having challenges with children eating certain foods? The way we present nutritious foods to children is a powerful tool that encourages them to eat healthier meals and snacks. Why not make it a little fun? By introducing fun shapes and designs to a single plate or family style dish, children may be persuaded to try these new or challenging foods. Learn how you can easily construct enticing plates and receive recipe ideas to inspire new creations!  ~ Specialty 2

Presented by: Isabel Ramos-Lebron, MS, RDN, LD, National CACFP Sponsors Association

Bonus Session

CACFP Professional Certification Overview

Interested in learning more about how to earn your CACFP Management Professional or the CACFP Child Nutrition Professional designation? Join us for an overview of the program, learn what the qualifications are, and hear how it has impacted CACFP professionals who value these credentials.

Presented by: Jennifer Basey, MEd, National CACFP Sponsors Association

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Meet Our Speakers

Jennifer Basey

Jennifer Basey, MEd, Certification Program Administrator, National CACFP Sponsors Association

Jennifer has served in many roles for the association including membership, website, conference, sales, and education. She’s currently responsible for the development of education materials and oversees the Certification program. Jennifer spent ten years in education as an elementary teacher and as an instructional coach working directly with teachers. She holds a MEd from Texas State University.

Rebekah Duchette

Rebekah Duchette, BSN, RN, Senior State Systems Specialist, Nemours Children's Health System

Rebekah has experience working at the program, community, state and national levels to improve child health in early care settings. She has also worked in adult education for over 25 years. Rebekah currently supports state leaders working to enhance health practices in early care settings and develops training content. Rebekah is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and Troy State University.

Lisa Mack

Lisa Mack, President & CEO, National CACFP Sponsors Association

Lisa works with the Board of Directors to develop and implement the long-term operating plan to ensure the growth and success of the National CACFP Sponsors Association. Central to that plan is managing member relationships, resource and product development, training and conference programming, and partnership development. She has a BBA from Pace University.

Isabel Ramos Lebron

Isabel Ramos-Lebron, MS, RDN, LD; Nutrition Education Specialist, National CACFP Sponsors Association

Isabel develops nutrition education materials and provides informational webinars on nutrition to support stronger program operations. She has a strong background and passion in working with low-income communities of various cultures, while working on graduate research projects and working in the nonprofit, food banking environment for eight years. Isabel has an MS in Nutritional Sciences from Rutgers University.

Bethany Younkers

Bethany Younkers, MPA, National Content Advisor, Implementation Science/MTSS, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Bethany  she supports schools, districts, community partners and organizations through tools, resources, and training on continuous improvement, ensuring the integration of culture, history, values, assets, and needs of the community. Prior to joining Healthier Generation Bethany spent 16 years supporting individuals with disabilities. She holds a Masters in Public Administration from West Chester University and recently became a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach.

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