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February 2024

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Beginners' Guide to the Five Meal Pattern Components

Thursday, February 22 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern

Centers, family child care homes, and afterschool care play a critical role in serving nutritious foods to those they serve. The CACFP guides you on how to provide healthy meals using five food components which make up the meal service requirements: grains, fruits, vegetables, meats/meat alternates and milk. Learn when these are required and how they fit into the CACFP meal pattern. 

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

This event is FREE for current NCA members. Want to learn more about becoming an NCA member? Visit our membership page today!


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Members-Only Regional Meetups

Wednesday, February 28 

Join us for an exclusive members-only virtual networking event. Through Zoom Meetings, you will have the opportunity to engage with professionals in your region, allowing you to network with peers who understand your specific challenges and opportunities. Whether you are an administrator, provider, sponsor, or involved in any other capacity in the CACFP, share your experiences and expand your professional network in this convenient online setting.

This event is exclusively for current NCA Members. Not yet a member? Learn more about NCA Membership today!


*All times are listed in Eastern*

Southeast Region (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN): 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Northeast Region (CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, RI, VT, VI): 10:15 am - 10:45 am

Mid-Atlantic Region (DE, DC, MD, NJ, PA, PR, VA, WV): 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Midwest Region (IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, OH, WI): 11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Mountain Plains Region (CO, KS, MO, MT, NE, ND, SD, WY): 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Southwestern Region (AZ, AR, LA, NM, OK, TX, UT): 1:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Western Region (AK, CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, WA, GU, AS): 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

March 2024

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Thursday, March 7 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern

Registered Dietitians who work in the CACFP are unique and may often work alone or in a silo at their organization. Let's meet-up! If you've been working in the CACFP for at least a year, let's talk about how to move beyond beginner training.

**This session is exclusively for Registered Dietitians with a minimum of one year experience working with the CACFP.

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

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Good News! Sharing Your CACFP Story

Monday, March 11 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern

Together we can raise awareness of the CACFP works to combat hunger. Hear stories about what the CACFP community is doing to share its message and learn how to use social media strategies, local and state proclamations, local news stories and more to help raise awareness about the CACFP.

Presented by:

Alexia Thex, MEd, National CACFP Sponsors Association

McKenzie Brunner, MGPS, National CACFP Sponsors Association


Earn 0.5 CEU for attending this webinar.

Learn more about this week-long national education and information campaign - CACFP Week 2024!

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Family-Style Dining: Conversations Around the Table

Thursday, March 28 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern

Encourage young ones to share their thoughts and stories as they gather around the dining table- family style. This interactive experience fosters not only healthy eating habits but also helps them learn the art of conversation, where little voices can be heard and cherished. Receive tips on how to make family style dining kid-friendly and discover resources to start conversing with children at the table!

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

Earn 0.5 CEU for attending this webinar.


April 2024

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30,000 Providers Can't Be Wrong! Here's Their Tool for Success

Thursday, April 4 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern

Are you curious about what over 30,000+ providers across the country are making a part of their daily routines? Prepare for excitement as we share the insider secret to CACFP excellence.

Get inspired on how to implement the #1 CACFP resource – NCA's Nutrition Calendar & Training Program. Explore CACFP best practices, nutrition information, table crafts, physical activities, business tips, provider training modules, parent provider connection letters, child care curriculum, record keeping, and more!

Join us as we unveil our 2025 edition, Curiosity and the Cat, and learn how you can make this your purr-fect CACFP secret weapon.

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

Learn more about the CACFP Training Program & Nutrition Calendar today!

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Navigating the Conference

Wednesday, April 10 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern

Join us for this virtual session to explore what the 2024 National Child Nutrition Conference has in store for you! Whether you're attending virtually or onsite, we will guide you through the schedule and provide insights on maximizing your experience. Additionally, we will highlight our conference program, which showcases everything the conference has to offer you in Orlando. Join us prior to the 2024 National Child Nutrition Conference for this informative virtual session so you can squeeze every ounce of enjoyment and opportunity from your conference experience!

*This event is for Conference registrants only. Look for an invitation link in your email in April*

The recording for this session will remain available until the last day of NCNC24, Friday, April 26, 2024.

See what NCNC24 has in store for attendees by heading over to our conference event page!

May 2024

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Age-Defying Flavors: Adapting Recipes for Older Adults

Wednesday, May 8 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern

May is Older Americans Month and we're celebrating the invaluable contributions of the older adult members within our community. Join us to discover how to adapt CACFP recipes to align with the changing needs and tastes of older adults. Gain insights into modifying recipes to cater to their distinct taste profiles and nutritional needs, ensuring meals that are both satisfying and health-supportive for our revered community members.

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