Resource | Technical Assistance
Short and Long Week Calculations

Meal pattern calculations for short and long weeks. This applies to schools who regularly operate on a shorter or longer weekly cycle.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
CACFP Meal Pattern Training Slides

Inspired by Team Nutrition’s CACFP Halftime: Thirty on Thursdays Training Webinars, these ready-to-go presentation slides can be used by state agencies, sponsoring organizations, and others to train providers, operators, and menu planners on the CACFP meal patterns.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0061
Feeding Infants and Meal Pattern Requirements in the Child and Adult Care Food Program; Questions and Answers

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on feeding infants and the infant meal pattern requirements in the CACFP. It also includes Questions and Answers in the attachment. This revision clarifies meal documentation requirements related to the infant meal pattern, as described in CACFP 17- 2017: Documenting Meals in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

CACFP 02-2018
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0007
Q&As on the Updated Meal Pattern Requirements for CACFP

This memorandum provides questions and answers on the meal pattern requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program.  FNS collected and answered a variety of questions since the updated meal patterns were published in April 2016.

CACFP08- 2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0001
Q&As: Feeding Infants and Meal Pattern Requirements in CACFP

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on feeding infants and the infant meal pattern requirements in the CACFP and includes Q&As in the attachment.

CACFP06-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0057
Feeding Infants and Meal Pattern Requirements in the Child and Adult Care Food Program; Questions and Answers

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on feeding infants and the infant meal pattern requirements in the CACFP and includes Questions and Answers. This memorandum supersedes CACFP 14-2015 (v.2) Infant Feeding in the CACFP- Revised.

CACFP 23-2016
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0015
USDA Foods Bone-in-Chicken Products

USDA Food and Nutrition Service policy memo SP 26-2013, "Extending Flexibility in the Meat/Meat Alternate and Grains Maximums for School Year 2013-14" extends the flexibility regarding Meat/Meat Alternate (M/MA) maximums for SY 2013-13, allowing state agencies to assess compliance based on the minimum daily and weekly serving requirements only.  

FD-129
Resource | Final Rule
Amendments to the Child Nutrition Infant Meal Pattern

The Food and Nutrition Service is issuing final regulations amending the meal pattern for infants less than 12 months of age in the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-1999-0022
Effective Date for Implementation of Interim Regulation Amending the Infant Meal Patterns for the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and Child and Adult Care Food Program

On November 15, 1999, we published the subject interim regulation, and established the effective date as December 15, 1999, because (1) the customary effective date for regulations is 30 days after publication and (2) given the health and reimbursement implications, we wished to implement the regulation as soon as possible.