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Celebrate with masks which are used for ceremonies, in art, and also for protection.

Download 11 masks for coloring and cutting out to wear or display. Each mask coloring page includes facts and a book recommendation for young kids. 

Mask Collection

Helping Kids 0-5 Using Vroom Tips for Stressful Times

Connecting with kids while social distancing measures are in place can be difficult. These tips help calm the child and also provide essential brain-building skills. 

Vroom Tips for Stressful Times

Read Aloud Three-Week Camp Materials Available

Three weeks of crafts, activities and books are available through Read Aloud's Camp Read Aloud. Click the three links each day to follow along and discover new books and activities.

Summer Camp Read Aloud!

How to Serve Meals if Cafeterias are Closed

Safely serving meals when schools and centers reopen is critical. Delivery to the classroom and grab and go options may be the solutions during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Models to Serve Meals as Schools Reopen

Caring For Each Other on Sesame Street: Videos, Activities, Big Ideas

Right now, children and families may not have everything they’re used to having on hand, which can lead to some difficult moments and tough conversations. These activities can help children understand the difference between needs and wants, to prioritize needs.

Abby's Smoothie Story & Understanding Needs vs Wants

Need new activities for your family child care home or to share with parents to do at home?

American Heart Association has a fun infographic on to get kids moving around inside. Dance party anyone?

25 Ways to Get Moving At Home in English & Spanish

Did you know eating fish twice a week may help reduce asthma symptoms in children?

Big brains, better grades, healthy eyes, strong bones, less stress, and easier breathing are all benefits of eating seafood according to the Seafood Nutrition Partnership.

Seafood Smarts: A Dive Into Benefits for Kids

MyPlate can help with food planning during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Get information on food planning, including what to buy, how much to buy, and preparation tips.

Food Planning Guide Available in English & Spanish

    Brush Art Corporation

Brush Art Corporation provides maximum services at minimum cost. We have perfected the process of developing and delivering educational materials. Ask us how!

    Guidestar Forms, LLC

Electronic income eligibility forms compute total household income and populate state specific forms. Collect daily meal count information on a tablet or smart phone.


Livliga's patented, science-based, and award-winning suite of portion control tableware is your solution for easy and sustainable weight-loss and long-term healthy lifestyle success.

    Mission Nutrition

Fun, educational packaging for the school foodservice market. Paper and plastic bags perfect for Grab-and-Go meals and summer feeding. Educational incentives and posters also available.

    New England Insurance Services, Inc.

Insurance solutions for programs that advocate, educate, and care for children.

    Quik n' Crispy Greaseless Fryers

Our Greaseless Fryers can quickly prepare up to 5 lb. of menu items per batch. Prepare french fries, tater tots, chicken nuggets and more!

    Sustainable Sales

Landscaping products, Greenhouse, Site Furnishings, Moss, hydroponic, live, vegetated walls, air purifying system, wall hung plant systems, Planters, Green roofs, vegetated roofs, gardens for schools.

    CalStrat Consulting

Procurement and contracting expertise for federal and state programs/ grant compliant needs. We provide management consulting, training and development services. 


Commonality helps organizations create and deploy impactful, scalable solutions for change. Consulting services include strategic planning, virtual/in-person meeting design/facilitation, workshops, advisement and social impact program development.


Providing Inspiration, Support, and Guidance for School Nutrition Professionals.

  WEB_NCA_Industry_Partner_Badge.png MH Miles Company CPA, PC

Over 18 years of experience in providing audit, consulting, investigation, training, and compliance monitoring services for CACFP and SFSP.

    Myers and Stauffer

Myers and Stauffer offers comprehensive Child Nutrition Program (CNP) compliance review services of participating organizations performed on behalf of state and federal administrative agencies.

    NY Enrichment Group

The leading Nutritional, Health, Wellness and Educational Management Group for all Non-Profit Social Service Agencies in the Tri-State including all Early Childhood and CACFP programs..

    Child Nutrition Today    

There are some of the best, free resources you can use to continue running your quality CACFP program. 

Early childhood healthy resources: music CDs, picture books, games, and physical activities. 

    Action for Healthy Kids

Resources and grants for school breakfast program equipment and expansion; nutrition education, training and tools for schools and parents to support healthy school food initiatives.

    ChopChop Family 

Best known as the publisher of ChopChop, Sprout and Seasoned magazines with a simple and compelling vision: To enrich thelives of families by inspiring and teaching them to cook and eat real food together.

    Common Threads 

Bringing health and wellness to children, families, and communities by providing healthy recipes and cooking and nutrition education curricula.

    Forward Food, The Humane Society of the United States

Looking to introduce more plant-based options to students? Forward Food has you covered. Find free resources including toolkits,recipes, menu templates, and in-person training events!

    Fresh Baby

Fresh Baby is a USDA National Strategic Partner and developer of nutrition education products. Our products support young children and families in making healthier choices. 

    Hands on Banking® financial education program

As a public service offered by Wells Fargo, the Hands on Banking® program includes engaging and interactive teaching resources, financial activities, videos, and much more.

    Kitchen a la Cart - Edible Education

Complete, mobile teaching kitchen. A stainless, health inspectable kitchen on wheels with hot/cold running water, burner, oven and work space with smallwares for 10 students.

    LA Publishing

Provides low priced, high quality educational products to teach families how
to live healthy. LA Publishing focuses on early childhood education and breastfeeding education.

    Mushroom Council

Proudly representing American Mushroom Farmers. Here to share our Farm to
School Kit and recipes your kids will love exploring.

    National Watermelon Promotion Board

The Watermelon Board’s mission is to increase demand for watermelon through promotion, research and education. NWPB strives to place more watermelon on menus by offering inspiration.

  WEB_NCA_Industry_Partner_Badge.png Nutrition Matters

Provides creative and colorful nutrition education tools, curriculums and training materials for child care providers and parents which include books, cards, tear sheets, recipes and parenting tips.

    Soy Connection

Soy Connection is a collaboration of health, nutrition and food industry  experts to educate on the benefits of U.S.-grown soy.

    The HAPPY Organization Inc.

HAPPY is a youth-founded and led 501(c)(3) organization that promotes youth empowerment through holistic education.

    The Organwise Guys

Discover the impact of innovative healthy living lessons from the perspective of young children. Educators and caregivers learn why their health matters too!

    The WIC Health Channel

The WIC Health Channel provides nutrition and healthy lifestyle streaming video and support materials online for pregnant women, new mothers, infants, toddlers and young children.

    USA Pulses

Devoted to increasing the consumption of pulse crops, which include all lentils, chickpeas, dry peas, and dry beans. Pulses are nutrient-dense, delicious, versatile, and sustainable source of plant-based protein.

    Visualz (formerly Learning ZoneXpress)

Visualz (formerly Learning ZoneXpress) is your “go to” source for fresh, fun, and innovative educational products on nutrition, health, and physical activity.

    We Inspire Smart Eating (WISE)

WISE is a food experience curriculum for ages 3-8. This research-proven program provides complete instructions for weekly classroom, family childcare home or out-of-school setting experiences.

  WEB_NCA_Industry_Partner_Badge.png Novick Childcare Solutions    

Food distribution partner specializing in comprehensive product delivery and support services for childcare centers and schools, with specific expertise in CACFP.

    Alpha Foods Company

Food - Frozen Pizza Heat & Serve, Grab & Go.  IW 16" pizza, 12" pizza, & personal pizza w/ box.

    Amazing Fruit Products-US

Manufacture Flavor Infused Raisins and Raisin + Sunflower Seed Trail Mix. No Sugar Added, All Natural, Produced in Nut Free Facility, Gluten Free.

    Back to Basics Foods LLC

Shelf Stable - Fruits - Crackers - Pea Butter - Fruit Cups - Tuna EZ can - Sun Flower Seeds -etc.

    Burry Foods

Burry offers IW bagels, bagels with cream cheese and 51% whole grain muffins in various flavors. These are shelf stable. Call Tracy Tiahrt at 443-789-1897.

    CACFP Shopper App - Iowa Department of Education

FREE: CACFP Shopper app distinguishes reimbursable foods including cereal and yogurt. Easily determine whole grain-rich portion-sizes and servings per package.
App Store  Play Store

    Carl Buddig/ Old Wisconsin Companies

Carl Buddig & Old Wisconsin Smart Snack Sticks: Thin sliced premium smoked deli meats and 3 great flavors of Fast Fuel Shelf-Stable Protein Snack Sticks.

    Classic Delight Inc.

Classic Delight Inc. produces quality RTE thaw & serve and ready to heat sandwiches for school lunch, vending, grocery & convenience stores.

    Coffee, Tea & Me

Coffee, Tea & Me is promoting whole grain breakfast breads under the Meal Squad header. Each flavor is moist, low in calories, cholesterol, sugar, saturated fats and zero trans.

  WEB_NCA_Industry_Partner_Badge.png Cool School Cafe 

An industry leading points-based program for K-12 foodservice operators. Purchase Member Manufacturer qualifying products, submit verification, and enhance your meal program with Cool School Cafe® Points!

    Creative Food Innovations

Go'Bonzo's Roasted & Seasoned Chickpeas Individually Wrapped, Single Serve Shelf Stable Protein or Veg (Legume) 5 Flavors of Crunchy Goodness On The Go!

    Darlington Snacks

Darlington is a family-owned commercial bakery providing delicious and nourishing pre-baked packaged snacks. All our baked goods are made in a nut-free facility.

    Diversified Foods

Shelf Stable Milk in 8-oz & 32-oz; 12 months shelf life; White: Fat Free, 1%, 2% and Whole; No refrigeration required until opened;E-mail

    Dole Packaged Foods

Dole Packaged Foods is committed to supplying the consumer and our customers with the finest, high-quality products.

    E S Foods

E S Foods provides innovative solutions for Afterschool and Summer meals. Try any of our nutritious, delicious, kid-friendly items that are also cost effective.

  WEB_NCA_Industry_Partner_Badge.png Food and Supply Source

Assisting child care centers by saving 10-35% on their food expenses with a discounted pricing program.

An online marketplace of ingredients and inspiration that connects chefs and operators with variety and collaboration to maximize creativity and efficiency.

  WEB_NCA_Industry_Partner_Badge.png General Mills

We believe food should make us better, so we work hard to make food the world loves, while improving the nutrition of our products.

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Gerber products provide unsurpassednutrition and product safety for the first
1000 days of your child’s growth journey.

    Great Northern Baking Co. 

Peanut and tree nut free K-12 facility featuring multiple snack breads and our
famous Brekkie.

    Grow Good Foods

Provides a line of clean-label, limited ingredient, nutrient-rich, sustainably sourced packaged snacks and meal components, available in grab n' go and bulk nationwide.

    Howell Farming Company

Year Round Grower/Packer/Shipper of Fresh Sweet Potatoes

    J&J Snack Foods Corp.

J&J Snack Foods is a leader and innovator in the snack food industry.

    J.T.M. Food Group

Offering fully cooked, pre-portioned products like spaghetti and meat sauce
and twin pack cheeseburgers. Perfect for afterschool and summer feeding programs!

    Jack Link's Protein Snacks

#1 branded protein snack globally. Check out our products that credit as a meat/meat alternate with the new policy changes.

    Jackson Farming Company

Jackson Farming Company grows and ships broccoli, sweet potatoes, watermelons and melons and are GFSI Certified.

    Kellogg's Away from Home

We strive to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter, which include Cheez-It®, Rice Krispies®, Eggo®, Mini-Wheats®, MorningStar Farms® and more.

    Kizingo Kids

Feeding products designed to make mealtime easier and build healthy habits. Spoons help children with self-feeding and are occupational therapist recommended. 50% off CACFP50 at check-out.

    M.C.I. Foods, Inc.

M.C.I. Foods, Inc, is a Nationally recognized food manufacturer offering emergency feeding/summer feeding, complete meal "lunch kits" and  "breakfast kits", thaw and serve, take and bake, and dry shelf stable.

    Nardone Bros. Pizza

Nardone Bros. provides high-quality, nutritious products for students around the country in safe individually wrapped and boxed packaging that are both ovenable and microwavable.  

  WEB_NCA_Industry_Partner_Badge.png National Food Group/Zee Zees 

National Food Group makes healthy food fun with Zee Zees fruit cups, hummus, sunflower kernels, dried fruit, Grahamz and more. Commodity and commercial options available.

    Nu Health Foods

Hand selected fruit packed in 100% fruit juice. Shelf-stable and ready on the go, Nu-Health Fruit is your 100% natural child nutrition program fruit component.

    PepsiCo Foodservice

An array of products from our top brands, including Quaker, Tropicana, and Frito-Lay. Compliant for meal and snack offerings. Available for all meal occasions.

  WEB_NCA_Industry_Partner_Badge.png Petersons Farm Fresh, Inc.

Peterson Farms is a family-owned fruit company based in Michigan that provides CACFP-creditable fruit products to fit your needs.

    PureFUN! Inc

PureFUN! is a specialty distributor that serves the Child Care market. Our comprehensive offerings include CACFP Food, Juice, Paper Supplies, Janitorial, Cleaning Supplies and more.

    Red Gold

Offering creditable tomato products like Salsa Cups and Marinara Cups in various sizes, plus enhanced low sodium condiments for the child nutrition programs.

    Sabra Dipping Company, LLC

Hummus is perfect for any time of day! Swing by to check out our meal pattern ideas and new products.

    Savannah Oatmeal Company

Fully cooked steel cut oatmeal in a 40 oz shelf stable pouch. No preservatives, comes in (3) flavors, Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry, Original Lightly sweetened.

    Suncup Juice

Nation's leading supplier of portion controlled 100% juice. Available frozen or chilled plastic cups with foil lids, frozen paper cartons or shelf-stable juice boxes.

    Tabatchnick Fine Foods

TABATCHNICK offers a variety of healthy RTE, IW, Thaw & Serve Products “Real Cheese” Cheese-Cups and Mac & Cheese, Soups, Oatmeal, Fruit Cups, Nondairy Smoothies.

    The Common Market Texas

The Common Market Texas is a mission-driven distributor of sustainable, local farm foods. We connect institutions and communities with Texas-grown good food from sustainable producers.

    The Father's Table

The Father's Table - Shelf Stable, wrapped items perfect for emergency feeding.  Whole Grain. Clean label.  50% of profits to relief efforts in the USA and worldwide.

    Trident Beverage, Inc.

100% Smart Snack compliant juices in several formats and package sizes. Trident Beverage, Inc. offers excellent options for the K-12, Afterschool and CACFP programs.

  WEB_NCA_Industry_Partner_Badge.png Tyson K-12 Schools

Serving your mission to feed more children healthy meals. Learn about our reimbursable products for summer and afterschool meals.

    Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine

Wild blueberries have more flavor, more variety and more value with 25% more servings per pound than ordinary blueberries!  Serve Wild Blueberries from Maine!

  WEB_NCA_Industry_Partner_Badge.png Smart Lunches    

Delicious meals prepared off-site and delivered fresh daily to preschools & childcare centers from Virginia to Massachusetts. We’re your smart, worry-free and affordable meal alternative solution.

    Ben E. Keith Company

Ben E. Keith Foods, one of the nation’s largest broad line foodservice distributors, offers quality foodservice products and menu solutions that meet CACFP regulations.

    Champion Foodservice

Provides a nutritional line of shelf-stable breakfast, lunch, snack, and supper packs for schools, food banks, and faith-based community organizations.


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.

    Gourmet Gorilla Inc.

Food service company providing fresh, scratch-made, sustainable school meals. During COVID-19 we provide shelf-stable and fresh meal food boxes to school districts and communities nationwide.

    Henry the Hippo / Healthy Heart Food Service

New York City based institutional meal provider offering pre-packaged meals for children and seniors.

    JA Foodservice

Providing nutritious, shelf-stable kids meals nationwide. Our breakfast, snack, and lunch options meet the reimbursable USDA guidelines for CACFP and SFSP.


Notables® provides a variety of CACFP compliant shelf stable, pre-packaged grab’n go breakfast kits along with meal kits designed for supper and summer feeding programs.

    Optimum Foods

Nationwide provider of shelf-stable meals and components for the CACFP and SFSP.

    Red Rabbit

Mission-driven healthy school food provider located in East Harlem, New York. Bringing delicious and nutritious food to children of all communities since 2005.

    Revolution Foods

All students deserve access to high quality, clean-label meals. Visit and learn how we can partner together to create lifelong healthy eaters! Made by moms.


We serve all counties in the San Francisco Bay Area. We offer both family-style and individually packaged meals.

    The Nutrition Group

We can meet all your food service needs. Fresh foods made on site or foods that simply need to be delivered - call us! 1-888-272-8106

    The School Gourmet

The School Gourmet makes healthy, delicious, scratch made meals available to children while doing our part to eliminate the glut of processed meals being offered to children daily.

    Whitsons Culinary Group

Wholesome USDA-Inspected, FDA and SQF Certified global food safety compliant Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Dinner Meals Delivered.

    Yangs 5th Taste

5 New Items. Individual Rice Bowls now available in your favorite flavors. Simply heat in microwave or conventional oven; enjoy at home or in classroom.

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Providing software solutions to meet the business management and food program needs of ALL aspects of the child care community.

    My Food Program    

Making the CACFP & SFSP easier through software for sponsors of homes, centers, afterschool, and summer. We collect attendance, meal counts and menus and automate claims.


Take a test flight! Experience the features, advantages and benefits of the 3-step CenterPilot Perfect Flight Plan and relax as you fly through your paperwork!

  WEB_NCA_Industry_Partner_Badge.png ChildWatch

Since 2003, ChildWatch provides user-friendly tools for CACFP administration including mobile meals capture, menu planning, milk reconcilliation, site monitorings and claims processing for sponsors, homes & centers.

    Health-e Pro

Planning delicious, USDA-compliant menus should be simple. We provide smart, fast,and user-friendly software that saves youtime, money, and keeps you compliant.


Go paperless for your CACFP and SFSP point of service meal forms!

    Meal Counter

Cartewheel Solutions is the leading provider of child nutrition, food distribution, and compliance management software. Over 50% of the country use our solutions.


Enter check-in, check-out, health checks, diaper changes, meals and snacks, naps, and what each child learned ALL WITH JUST YOUR VOICE.

    CACFP University    

Webinars are on-demand. Take these at your own pace. Then practice what you've learned, answer scenario-based questions for a certificate of completion and continuing education credit 

    AskWanda Consulting

Offers Servsafe for Food Handlers Training Program (required for Foodservice Industry) and Servsafe Food Protection Manager Certification Examinations (for restaurant ad general managers). 

    Brighton Training Group

Bright Track automates CACFP and SFSP training for state agencies and large sponsoring organizations with its interactive online course library and real-time data dashboard.

    EcoSure, A Division of Ecolab

Guests want assurance in a post-pandemic world. That is why EcoSure’s Public Health Experts created COVID-19 onsite coaching & training to empower your team.

Intelligent online meal planning and tracking to help meet compliance standards as well as training and corrective action on CACFP Meal Pattern requirements.

    Home Baking Association

HBA offers child care food service providers how-to resources to bake for and with children. These include baking food safety, activities, lessons and whole grain-rich baking.

    Institute of Child Nutrition

ALL of the resources offered by ICN are available at no charge! Visit online for courses, posters, videos, face-to-face training materials, and much more.

  WEB_NCA_Industry_Partner_Badge.png Pacific Northwest Canned Pears

We provide promotion and education tools about U.S. Grown Canned Bartlett Pears on behalf of Oregon and Washington family farms and American processors.

    Penn State Better Kid Care

Are you looking for low-cost, quality professional development? We offer more
than 200 online course modules.

    ProSolutions Training

Online training to help early learning professionals promote healthy growth and development for children. High-quality, engaging professional development opportunities through a proprietary learning management system.


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