Skip to content

Saturday Summit

CACFP Providers' Day  |   $29 Registration

October 16, 2021

11:00 am - 4:30 pm Eastern

Scholarship Winners

Did you apply for one of 100 scholarships to attend the Saturday Summit for free?

Find out if you were selected here.


11:00 am - 11:10 am | CACFP Saturday Summit Kick Off & Welcome

11:20 am - 12:20 pm | Menu Planning Made Easy

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Planning Developmentally Appropriate Menus

1:40 pm - 2:40 pm | Movement and Fun: Learn Ways to Promote Active Play with Infants and Toddlers

2:50 pm - 3:50 pm | Baking Whole Grain-Rich Foods

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm | CACFP Professionals Certification Overview


Watch for email confirmations and event access instructions in early October. Add conference and to your safe email sender list so our communications don't get lost in your spam or junk filters.

*Registration fee includes on-demand sessions, available through October 31*


CACFP Saturday Summit Kick Off & Welcome

We’re talking about CACFP, recognizing our presenters, and celebrating you! Be on time, and make time for this session, so you can learn how to get the most from your day with us. 


Menu Planning Made Easy

CACFP home and commercial kitchens operate at their best with well-planned menus. Menus drive budgets, kitchen efficiency, purchasing/grocery shopping, receiving, customer satisfaction, and so much more. Join Chef Brenda to learn how to create easy, USDA compliant, kid-friendly menus that work no matter if the setting is a home, a center, or CACFP site. 

Download the Weekly Menu Template for this session.

Presented by Chef Brenda Thompson-Wattles, RD


Planning Developmentally Appropriate Menus

Menus are not "one size fits all"! In this session, we will review feeding skills and milestones, and present strategies for planning menus that meet children's developmental needs from 0-5 years. Participants will learn tips and tricks that prevent picky eating habits and will review common choking hazards to avoid for young children.

Presented by Monica Griffin, MS, RD


Movement and Fun: Learn Ways to Promote Active Play with Infants and Toddlers

Learn fun, developmentally appropriate physical activities to play with infants and toddlers in CACFP child care homes and centers and Early Head Start classrooms. Consider the many benefits of physical activity and how these activities help meet recommended best practices. View demonstrations and videos of these activities so you can apply these ideas in your own trainings. 

Presented by Diane H. Craft, PhD


Baking Whole Grain-Rich Foods

Whole grain-rich baking can be a signature part of your program that benefits menus, snacks, and acceptance while also helping your bottom-line. Learn how to choose a few signature favorite foods and align them with baking activities to involve children and parents in the science, literacy, art, food safety and math to boost benefits beyond the plate. Take home whole grain-rich baking resources. 

Presented by Sharon Davis


CACFP Professional Certification Program Overview

Join us to learn how to earn your certification, what the qualifications are, and to hear how it has impacted CACFP professionals who value these credentials.