Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - Information Collection for the Child and Adult Care Food Program

This is a revision of a currently approved information collection (ICR). Section 17 of the National School Lunch Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1766), authorizes the Child and Adult Care Program (CACFP). Under this Program, the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to provide cash reimbursement and commodity assistance, on a per meal basis, for food service to children in nonresidential child care centers and family or group day care homes, and to eligible adults in nonresidential adult day care centers. This renewal revises reporting and recordkeeping burden and adds public disclosure burden not captured in the previous ICR.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Trainers' Circle for CACFP Webinars

These interactive webinars for the Child and Adult Care Food Program focus on tactics and techniques trainers can use to empower program operators with the knowledge and skills needed to provide high-quality meals and snacks.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CACFP Trainer’s Tools: Feeding Infants: Identifying Signs of Hunger and Fullness

This video is from Lesson 2 of the CACFP Trainer’s Tools: Feeding Infants kit. It helps child care providers learn to identify and respond to a baby’s hunger and fullness signs.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CACFP Trainer’s Tools: Feeding Infants: Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers in a Child Care Site

This video is from Lesson 3 of the CACFP Trainer’s Tools: Feeding Infants kit  It contains suggestions for creating a breastfeeding-friendly environment, best practices parents can follow for labeling and transporting breastmilk to a child care site, and it introduces the Breastfed Babies Welcome Here! A Mother’s Guide as a resource for breastfeeding mothers.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CACFP Trainer’s Tools: Feeding Infants: Handling and Storing Breastmilk and Infant Formula in a Child Care Site

This video is from Lesson 4 of the CACFP Trainer’s Tools: Feeding Infants kit. It describes best practices for handling and storing breastmilk and infant formula at a child care site.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CACFP Trainer’s Tools: Overview of the Child and Adult Care Food Program Infant Meal Pattern

This video is from Lesson 1 of the CACFP Trainer’s Tools: Feeding Infants kit. It describes how CACFP meals and snacks support infant growth and development.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CACFP Trainer’s Tools: Feeding Infants: Developmental Readiness for Solid Foods

This video is from Lesson 7 of the CACFP Trainer’s Tools: Feeding Infants kit (https://teamnutrition.usda.gov). It helps child care providers know when a baby is developmentally ready for solid foods.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0088
Meal Service During Unanticipated School Closures

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide updated guidance on the child nutrition program flexibilities available during unanticipated school closures. Schools may face unanticipated closures due to natural disasters, unscheduled major building repairs, court orders relating to school safety or other issues, labor-management disputes, or, when approved by the state agency, a similar cause.

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Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0085
Federal Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds

This memorandum, SP20 CACFP07 SFSP06-2019, notifies all child nutrition program state agencies and program operators of guidance the Food and Nutrition Service received from the Office of Management and Budget, OMB M-18-18, authorizing increases to the value of the micro-purchase and simplified acquisition thresholds.

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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
CACFP Meal Pattern Training Worksheets

New! CACFP Worksheets in English and Spanish: These worksheets can be used to empower CACFP providers with the knowledge, skills, and expertise to implement CACFP meal pattern requirements.