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 | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Food Manufacturers/Industry

CN Labeling policies and procedures are provided here (QC requirements and compliance, reviews, program manuals, tips for submitting CN Labels, and the manufacturer's product formulation statement).

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Guidance and Resources

For more information on the operation of the National School Lunch Program and all the child nutrition programs, contact the state agency in your state that is responsible for the administration of the programs.

Resource | Toolkits
Tools for Schools: Focusing on Smart Snacks

A number of tools and resources are available to help schools identify food items that meet Smart Snacks criteria. See the resources below for information about the Smart Snacks requirement, helpful tools, and ways to encourage children to make healthier snack choices that give them the nutrition they need to grow and learn.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CACFP Trainers’ Circle: Interactive In-Person Training

This webinar shows interactive approaches used by the Maryland State Department of Education and the Texas Department of Agriculture to actively engage participants during in-person CACFP trainings.

Resource | Nutrition Education
Grow It, Try It, Like It! Fun with Fruits and Vegetables at Family Child Care

This resource is designed to help Child and Adult Care Food Program operators provide garden-based nutrition education for children ages 3 through 5 years in family child care settings.

Resource | Handbooks
At-Risk Afterschool Care Handbook

The At-Risk Afterschool Meals component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) offers Federal funding to Afterschool Programs that serve a meal or snack to children in low-income areas. Reimbursement for At-Risk Afterschool Snacks has been available since the 1990s. However, reimbursement for At-Risk Afterschool Meals was available only in a few states. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-296) expanded the availability for At-Risk Afterschool Meals to all states.

Resource | Handbooks
Guidance for Management Plans and Budgets

This handbook specifically focuses on plans for institutions (independent centers and sponsoring organizations) to conduct organized and fiscally responsible operations of the CACFP management plans outline the institution’s policies and procedures for administering and monitoring its own operations and those of its sponsored facilities. Budgets outline the use of CACFP and other funds for meeting Program requirements.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CACFP Halftime: Identifying Whole Grain-Rich Foods in the CACFP, Part 2

The CACFP Halftime: Thirty on Thursdays webinar series is a set of interactive, skills-building webinars that focus on hot topics related to the updated Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) meal patterns. 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. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Streamline CACFP Resource Center

Why is streamlining a big deal? Because reducing paperwork increases program efficiency, to make CACFP work better! Whether you are wondering how to make the best use of resources to implement the new meal requirements, or just looking for ideas to help you operate the program more effectively, here is information you can use!