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Upcoming Virtual Events

July 2024

Ask a Nutritionist: CACFP Meal Patterns

Thursday, July 25 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern

Serving healthy, nutritious and creditable foods is a top priority when operating in the CACFP. However, the CACFP meal pattern can be perplexing! That's why we have teamed up with Isabel Ramos-Lebron, our Nutrition Education Specialist, to answer your questions about the CACFP meal pattern. We want you to feel confident that you are providing creditable meals for those in your care.

Presented by Isabel Ramos-Lebron, MS,RDN, LD; National CACFP Sponsors Association
This session is FREE for NCA Members. Not yet a member? Learn more today!

August 2024

Sweeten Smart: The Natural Goodness of Fruits

Thursday, Aug. 1 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern

Embark on a flavorful journey with us as we explore the wonders of nature's sweet treat – fruits! Discover ways to cut down on added sugar in your recipes or menu items by harnessing the natural sweetness of fruits. Infuse your menus with endless fruity inspirations to keep those little taste buds excited!

Presented by Isabel Ramos-Lebron, MS,RDN, LD; National CACFP Sponsors Association
Earn 0.5 CEU for attending this webinar.


Secrets to Success: How to Be a Presenter at NCNC25

Thursday, Aug. 8 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern

Would you like to learn how to showcase your expertise and share your professional experiences at the National Child Nutrition Conference? Join us to discover how to submit a winning workshop proposal! We'll share the requirements and guidelines for submitting your proposal, as well as our speaker agreement and expectations. Don't miss out on this opportunity to shine at the premier event in child nutrition!

Presented by Lisa Mack, President & CEO, National CACFP Sponsors Association

CACFP Virtual Summit

Wed. & Thurs., August 14-15 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Eastern

Wed. & Thurs., August 21-22 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Eastern

Looking for food program training? Join us each day from your home or your office. We're bringing you workshops on nutrition, program administration, operations, financial and nonprofit management, and more.

Earn up to 16.5 CEUs

September 2024

Sabor y Cultura: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Thursday, Sept. 5 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern

National Hispanic Heritage Month, recognized September 15th - October 15th, is a wonderful time to learn more about the rich history and diversity of the Hispanic and Latino communities. Celebrate with us by discovering new recipes, learning the history behind beloved dishes, and engaging in fun, educational activities. Earn 0.5 CEU for attending this Zoom webinar brought to you by the National CACFP Sponsors Association.

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

Earn 0.5 CEUs for attending this webinar.

Annual CACFP Training FY24

Wednesday, Sept. 11 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern

Looking for comprehensive CACFP training for new or seasoned CACFP operators working in child care centers, family homes, or adult day care centers? In this two-hour annual training event, topics covered include meal patterns, meal counts, claims submission, review procedures, recordkeeping requirements, monitoring requirements, reimbursement system, Civil Rights, important updates in the CACFP, as well as medical statements and food allergies.

New to CACFP? You can also benefit from attending this training as this is a comprehensive overview of the requirements of participation.

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

Earn 2.0 CEUs for attending this webinar.

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Licensing State Agency Meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 18 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern

Licensing State agency professionals are key partners in supporting the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Meet with NCA's policy team to learn how NCA can support your work. Together, we can raise awareness of the benefits of CACFP.

** Invitations for this event will be sent out to Licensing State Agency Directors**

Email for more information.

Medical Statements, Milk Substitutions & Special Diets

Thursday, Sept. 19 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern

Have you ever received a parent's or doctor's note describing a meal modification or substitution to serve a child or adult in your care? Maybe you have felt confused or overwhelmed on how to modify the menu to ensure foods are safe to serve to a participant with a disability.

1. Learn when you need to have a medical statement to serve safe, reimbursable foods in the CACFP

2. Identify creditable and non-creditable milk substitutions in the CACFP, including what documentation you may need.

3. Understand how to tailor foods for special diets, like vegetarian, pureed, and gluten-free diets.

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

Earn 2.0 CEUs for attending this Zoom webinar.


Maximizing Your Membership: 2025 Nutrition Calendar & Training Program

Thursday, Sept. 26 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern

As a FY25 NCA member, we'll send you our "2025 Curiosity and the Cat" calendar and you'll have access to an entire training program! The curriculum is packed with monthly activity pages, motivational moments, parent newsletters, and comprehensive training modules. Experience the power of this invaluable resource firsthand as we guide you through how to use the calendar to enhance and support your program.

Discover why more than 30,000 providers across the nation consider this resource their top choice for CACFP training, education, and CACFP appropriate activities. Learn how membership with the National CACFP Sponsors Association can elevate your CACFP program.

Presented by: Jennifer Basey, MEd; National CACFP Sponsors Association

October 2024

Choosy Eaters: Moving Towards Meal Time Triumphs

Thursday, Oct. 10 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern

Get ready to conquer mealtime challenges with confidence! As caregivers, we understand the unique challenges of catering to the preferences of young eaters who may be selective about their meals. We'll explore positive strategies to support children in their journey towards enjoying a variety of foods. Gain invaluable tips, insights, and mealtime triumphs to foster a healthy relationship with food and transform mealtimes into joyful experiences.

1. Learn about the causes and characteristics of selective eating in children.

2. Explore different strategies to encourage children to explore and expand their healthy food choices.

3. Analyze recipes and identify how they can be modified to support selective eaters.

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

Earn 2.0 CEUs for attending this Zoom webinar.

Do you have a brilliant idea that you'd love to see presented at a webinar or the National Conference? We want to hear it!

Click here to submit your proposal. Our Events Team will review your submission and be in touch with additional questions or more information.