Tools for Sponsoring Organizations

Job Descriptions

We are a unique community requiring uniquely talented individuals to be a part of the food program. What's not so unique is the requirement to detail the job descriptions of your sponsorship staff. Here we will post job descriptions you can use as is in your own agency or tweak to fit the bill.

View Job Descriptions

Salary & Compensation

Excluding meal costs, program labor costs are the highest portion of any CACFP sponsor's budget. Labor resources need to be spent right to provide enough compensation to attract, retain, and motivate staff and acheive the organizational mission. 

Employee Handbook

Learn what key elements to include in your employee handbook and why they are important to ensure that you are meeting FNS instructions.

View Employee Handbook Tips

Managing Employee Performance

Hiring criteria, effective interviewing techniques, establishing measureable performance management criteria, and how to conduct performance counseling are all imporant need-to-know areas of management.

View Managing Employee Performance Tool

Leadership in Changing Times

Develop a culture within your organziation in which "Change" is embraced positively in anticipation of new opportunities and better collective outcomes.

View Techniques for Leaders

Managing Generational Diversity

Each generation views the work place differently and so different leadership techniques are also required to work effectively with all generations. 

View Generational Diversity Key Characteristics

Annual National Child Nutrition Conference

The annual National Child Nutrition Conference is hands-down the best training for anyone on your staff! Learn more.

Save the Dates:

  • Atlanta April 14-16, 2020
  • Las Vegas April 20-22, 2021

State Training

Check your state website for training resources that may be readily available and specific to your state.

Oregon Department of Education, for example, has online training videos for all required training and a number of optional training subjects. Watch here:

Session 1-CACFP Administrative Requirements for Sponsors 
Session 1A-Administrative Reviews, Serious Deficiency Process and CACFP Performance Standards 
Session 2-USDA Civil Rights Requirements 
Session 3-CACFP Meal Requirements 
Session 4-CACFP Menu Record Requirements 


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2018 Virtual Conference

Attendees and member organizations have access to the workshops presented at the conference in San Antonio, TX for training providers.

2018 National Child Nutrition Conference

Logo.jpgJoin the USDA Team Nutrition for monthly training webinars on hot topics related to the CACFP Meal Pattern requirements.

Webinars will be held on the third Thursday of every month,

in English from 2:00 to 2:30 PM ET
and in Spanish from 3:00 to 3:30 PM ET.

Practice what you've learned, answer scenario-based questions for a certificate of completion and continuing education credit toward your CACFP Professionals Certification.

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Full five-hour training program available to Sponsors who order the nutrition calendar for their providers.


Module5-05.pngEach module equals 1 CEU (one hour) of continuing education credits. Apply them toward your CACFP Professionals Certification!


USDA's Team Nutrition presents this quarterly webinar series to further support State agencies, CACFP sponsoring organizations, and independent centers to provide quality job skills training for CACFP operators.

These quarterly webinars will focus on sharing CACFP training tactics and techniques, and will highlight effective strategies used by State agencies and the Institute of Child Nutrition. 

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