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Virtual Summit

2022 CACFP Virtual Summit 

September 12-15, 2022 on Zoom

Looking for food program training? Join us each day for workshops on nutrition, program administration, operations, management, and more. 

$99  Standard Registration

$129 Registration After September 2, 2022

Earn up to 10.5 Hours of CEUs

*Registration fee includes on-demand sessions, available through September 30, 2022.*

Schedule

*all times listed are Eastern*

Monday, September 12

11:30 am - 12:00 pm | CACFP Summit Welcome

12:10 pm - 1:10 pm | USDA Updates: Policy, Team Nutrition & Monitoring

1:20 pm - 2:20 pm | Impacts of Sodium: Shaping Healthy Food Preferences

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm | Culturally Receptive Meals

 

Tuesday, September 13

11:30 am - 12:00 pm | Coffee & Conversation: Head Start CACFP

12:10 pm - 1:10 pm | Advancing Health Equity for Child Nutrition

1:20 pm - 2:20 pm | Cooking with Flavor: Spice Up Your CACFP Recipes

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm | CACFP Professional Certification Program Overview

 

Wednesday, September 14

11:30 am - 12:00 pm | Coffee & Conversation: Afterschool Meals

12:10 pm - 1:10 pm | Harvest Celebration: Menu Planning with Cycle Menus

1:20 pm - 2:20 pm | Civil Rights 101: Compliance with Civil Rights Requirements

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm | Creditable or Not?

 

Thursday, September 15

11:30 am - 12:00 pm | Child Nutrition Reauthorization

12:10 pm - 1:10 pm | Keys to Corrective Action Plans

1:20 pm - 2:20 pm | Managing Stress in the Workplace

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm | Summit Wrap-Up: Ask Us Anything

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Frequently Asked Questions

Programming

Monday, September 12

11:30am - 12:00pm | CACFP Summit Welcome

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

Presented by: Lisa Mack, National CACFP Sponsors Association

 

12:10 pm - 1:10 pm USDA Updates: Policy, Team Nutrition & Monitoring 

Hear from USDA as they present an overview of policy guidance for the CACFP and share a state-of-the-program update from the Team Nutrition and monitoring branches. USDA Food and Nutrition Service team will also be answering questions at the end of this session, based on those submitted in advance during registration. ~ Specialty 7

Presented by: USDA Food and Nutrition Service

 

1:20 pm – 2:20pm | Impacts of Sodium: Shaping Healthy Food Preferences 

Sodium is an essential mineral that plays important roles in our bodies. However, we may be consuming too much, resulting in increasing health risks like high blood pressure. Learn about the impacts of sodium and how to shape healthy habit choices early by knowing how to identify amounts of sodium on Nutrition Fact Labels and how to modify meals to reduce salt usage while still retaining all the flavor from our favorite recipes. ~ Specialty 1

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

 

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm | Culturally Receptive Meals

News flash! One of our little ones may be a new arrival from Afghanistan or a returnee in their second year with us whose parent(s) hail from Guatemala. Move over Sloppy Joe and Frittata, we want Lavash and Rellenitos too. What better way could there be to learn about other cultures than with food? ~ Specialty 1

Speaker: Kent Williamson, Children’s Aid New York City

 

Tuesday, September 13

11:30am – 12:00pm | Coffee & Conversation: Head Start CACFP

Join us for an unscripted, dynamic, and real conversation focusing on CACFP for Head Start. Bring your questions – you can ask us anything about CACFP for Head Start – and we’ll answer as many as we can. ~ Specialty 2

Presented by: Shauna Payne, Tallatoona Community Action Partnership, Inc.; Jami Lee-Rokala, MS, CCNP, CFPM, CLC, Tri-Valley Head Start; Rhonda Kobylecky, CCNP, CMP, Acelero, Inc.

 

12:10 pm - 1:10 pm | Advancing Health Equity for Child Nutrition

Equitable and inclusive access to healthy meals is critical in addressing health disparities and improving health outcomes. Meals and nutrition education offered through CACFP play a vital role in the health and well-being of children and families. Explore best practices and opportunities for providers to help advance health equity through a policy, systems, and environmental approach. ~ Specialty 7

Presented by: Traci Causey, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

 

1:20 pm – 2:20 pm | Cooking with Flavor: Spice Up your CACFP Recipes

Serving nutritious food doesn’t matter unless the food is eaten. Spice up your CACFP recipes by learning how to make your menu items more flavorful using herbs, spices, and culinary acids. Get an overview of what makes up taste and how to make trying new foods exciting for those in your care. ~ Specialty 1

Presented by: Chef Patrick Garmong, Institute of Child Nutrition; Chef Garrett Berdan, RDN, Institute of Child Nutrition

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm | CACFP Professional Certification Program 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; Annetta Rutland, CMP, CCNP, Strategic Director, Quality Programs, 4C for Children

 

Wednesday, September 14

11:30am – 12:00pm | Coffee & Conversation: Afterschool Meals 

Join us for an unscripted, dynamic, and real conversation focusing on At-Risk Afterschool Meals (ARAS). Bring your questions – you can ask us anything about Afterschool Meals – and we’ll answer as many as we can. ~ Specialty 1

Presented by: Keith Johnson, J Tech Institute dba Kooking4kids; Vicki Lipscomb, CMP, Child Nutrition Program, Inc.; Melissa Moore, CCNP, Family League of Baltimore

 

12:10 pm - 1:10 pm |  Harvest Celebration: Menu Planning with Cycle Menus 

Celebrate the harvest by including seasonal produce harvested from your garden, purchased from the local farmers market, or grocery store into your cycle menu! Learn the basics of developing a cycle menu and how to incorporate seasonal foods in the menu planning process. ~ Specialty 2

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

 

1:20 pm - 2:20 pm | Civil Rights 101: Compliance with Civil Rights Requirements

Civil Rights training is an annual requirement for those who interact with CACFP applicants, sponsors, participants, potentially eligible individuals, and those persons who supervise front line staff. This session will fulfill that requirement while addressing the Civil Rights training requirements as outlined in FNS Instruction 113-1, Civil Rights Compliance and Enforcement – Nutrition Programs and Activities. ~ Specialty 7

Presented by: USDA Food and Nutrition Service

 

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm | Creditable or Not? 

Wondering if what you’re serving is creditable in the CACFP? We can help! We’ll share where to look to find nutrition education resources to help you be confident in your food component choices, 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

 

Thursday, September 15

11:30 am - 12:00 pm | Child Nutrition Reauthorization 

Emergency funding, child nutrition reauthorization, policy waivers, and more! Hear what’s going on nationally and how it could affect you locally. ~ Specialty 7

Presented by: Alexia Thex, MEd; National CACFP Sponsors Association; Geri Henchy, MPH, RD; Food Research and Action Center

 

12:10 pm - 1:10 pm | Keys to Corrective Action Plans

You’ve heard the term Corrective Action, but how does it impact you? As a sponsor you may need to write a Corrective Action Plan and as a provider you may need to complete one. Practice walking through the steps of a Corrective Action Plan and receive valuable tips to communicate your plan effectively. ~ Specialty 4

Presented by: Cherese Myree, CFE; MH Miles Company, CPA, PC

 

1:20pm – 2:20pm | Managing Stress in the Workplace 

When you experience work overload day in and day out, you can start to feel as though you're on a treadmill and that you'll never catch up. This can be stressful and often leads to burnout. Learn how to create a self-care plan that prioritizes your mental health and helps you manage stress more effectively. ~ Specialty 6

Presented by: Temesha Ragan, MEd; Perfect Start Learning Consulting

 

2:30pm – 3:00pm | Summit Wrap Up: Ask us Anything

Have a question that didn’t get answered? Now’s the time to join us for our speed round of Q&A. We’ll get through as many questions as we can, ask for your feedback, and share what’s coming up next at NCA.

Presented by: Lisa Mack, National CACFP Sponsors Association; Alexia Thex, MEd, National CACFP Sponsors Association