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Join the USDA Team Nutrition for training webinars on hot topics related to the CACFP Meal Pattern requirements. All of these trainings count toward Specialty 1 or 2 for the CACFP Certification Program education requirements.

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Using the Nutrition Facts Label in the CACFP (Coming Soon)

Using the Nutrition Facts Label in the CACFP

Thirty on Thursday presented January 21, 2021 | 0.5 hours credited CEUs 

This webinar shows Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) operators how to use the Nutrition Facts label to identify items that may be served at reimbursable meals and snacks.

Presented by:

USDA Team Nutrition

CEU 1
Adding Whole Grains to Your Menu

 

Adding Whole Grains to Your Menu

Thirty on Thursday presented June 21, 2018 | 0.5 hours credited CEUs 

This webinar focuses on how to offer whole grains at CACFP sites.

Presented by:

USDA Team Nutrition

CEU 1
Choose Breakfast Cereals That Are Lower in Added Sugars

Choose Breakfast Cereals That Are Lower in Added Sugars

Thirty on Thursday presented October 19, 2017 | 0.5 hours credited CEUs 

This webinar walks the audience through Team Nutrition’s “How to Choose Breakfast Cereals Lower in Added Sugars” training worksheet and lets audience look at various cereals to see if they meet meal pattern requirements.

Presented by:

USDA Team Nutrition

CEU 1
Choose Yogurts That Are Lower in Added Sugars

Choose Yogurts That Are Lower in Added Sugars

Thirty on Thursday presented November 16, 2017 | 0.5 hours credited CEUs 

This webinar walks the audience through Team Nutrition’s “Choose Yogurts That Are Lower in Added Sugars” training worksheet and lets audience look at various yogurts to see if they meet meal pattern requirements.

Presented by:

USDA Team Nutrition

CEU 1
Crediting Single-Serving Packages of Grains in the CACFP

Crediting Single-Serving Packages of Grains in the CACFP

Thirty on Thursday presented November 19, 2020 | 0.5 hours credited CEUs 

Presented by:

USDA Team Nutrition

CEU 1
Feeding Infants: Starting with Solids

Feeding Infants: Starting with Solids

Thirty on Thursday presented September 20, 2018 | 0.5 hours credited CEUs 

This webinar focuses on how the CACFP infant meal pattern supports infant growth and development for babies ages 6 through 11 months. The webinar includes information on developmental readiness and feeding infants solid foods in the CACFP.

Presented by:

USDA Team Nutrition

CEU 1
Grain-Based Desserts in the CACFP

Grain-Based Desserts in the CACFP

Thirty on Thursday presented November 15, 2019 | 0.5 hours credited CEUs 

This webinar will focus on how Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) operators can identify grain-based desserts, and use this knowledge to plan menus that meet program requirements.

Presented by:

USDA Team Nutrition

CEU 1
How to Support Breastfeeding in the CACFP

How to Support Breastfeeding in the CACFP

Thirty on Thursday presented August 16, 2018 | 0.5 hours credited CEUs 

This webinar focuses on how child care centers and family child care homes that participate in the CACFP can support breastfeeding.

Presented by:

USDA Team Nutrition

CEU 1
Identifying the Whole Grain-Rich Foods for the CACFP Using the Ingredient List

Identifying Whole Grain-Rich in the CACFP Using the Ingredient List

Thirty on Thursday presented October 18, 2018 | 0.5 hours credited CEUs 

This webinar will focus on how CACFP operators can use a food’s ingredient list to identify whole grain-rich items for their menus.

Presented by:

USDA Team Nutrition

CEU 1
Identifying Whole Grain-Rich in the CACFP, Part 2

Identifying Whole Grain-Rich in the CACFP, Part 2

Thirty on Thursday presented March 21, 2019 | 0.5 hours credited CEUs 

This webinar will focus on how CACFP operators can use a food’s ingredient list to identify whole grain-rich items for their menus, with a focus on how to treat flour blends.

Presented by:

USDA Team Nutrition

CEU 1
In-Grained: Easy Tools to Determine Serving Amounts

In-Grained: Easy Tools to Determine Serving Amounts

Thirty on Thursday presented November 14, 2019 | 0.5 hours credited CEUs 

This webinar focuses on tools that can be used to determine how much of a grain item is needed to meet CACFP meal pattern requirements.

Presented by:

USDA Team Nutrition

CEU 1
Mealtimes with Toddlers

Mealtimes with Toddlers

Thirty on Thursday presented June 18, 2020 | 0.5 hours credited CEUs 

This webinar will include practical tips for how CACFP operators can meet meal pattern requirements while addressing a toddler’s developmental needs.

Presented by:

USDA Team Nutrition

CEU 1
Menu Planning for the CACFP

Menu Planning for the CACFP

Thirty on Thursday presented February 15, 2018 | 0.5 hours credited CEUs 

This webinar focuses on different meal planning techniques that can be used to serve healthy and appealing meals and snacks that meet CACFP and Preschool meal pattern requirements.

Presented by:

USDA Team Nutrition

CEU 2
Methods for Healthy Cooking

Methods for Healthy Cooking

Thirty on Thursday presented May 17, 2018 | 0.5 hours credited CEUs 

This webinar focuses on cooking nutritious meals and snacks in the CACFP, using methods such as roasting, baking, steaming, sautéing, stir-frying, grilling and more.

Presented by:

USDA Team Nutrition

CEU 1
Offer Versus Serve in the CACFP

Offer Versus Serve in the CACFP

Thirty on Thursday presented April 19, 2018 | 0.5 hours credited CEUs 

This webinar focuses on how to use Offer Versus Serve meal service, available and optional for sites that serve at-risk afterschool and adult participants in the CACFP only.

Presented by:

USDA Team Nutrition

CEU 2
Serving Meat & Meat Alternates at Breakfast

Serving Meat & Meat Alternates at Breakfast

Thirty on Thursday presented March 15, 2018 | 0.5 hours credited CEUs 

This webinar focuses on the option to serve meat and meat alternates in place of grains at breakfast up to three times per week for those following CACFP and preschool meal patterns.

Presented by:

USDA Team Nutrition

CEU 1
Serving Milk in the CACFP

Serving Milk in the CACFP

Thirty on Thursday presented January 18, 2018 | 0.5 hours credited CEUs 

This webinar walks the audience through Team Nutrition’s “Serving Milk in the CACFP” training worksheet and lets audience select milk for various age groups to meet meal pattern requirements.

Presented by:

USDA Team Nutrition

CEU 1
Serving Vegetables in the CACFP

Serving Vegetables in the CACFP

Thirty on Thursday presented July 18, 2019 | 0.5 hours credited CEUs 

This webinar will focus on creative and appealing ways to offer vegetables at meals and snacks in the CACFP.

Presented by:

USDA Team Nutrition

CEU 1
Using the WIC List to Identify Creditable Foods in the CACFP

Using the WIC List to Identify Creditable Foods in the CACFP

Thirty on Thursday presented May 16, 2019 | 0.5 hours credited CEUs 

This webinar will focus on how CACFP operators can use the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) food list to find creditable cereals and whole grain-rich foods to serve as part of a reimbursable meal or snack.

Presented by:

USDA Team Nutrition

CEU 1