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CACFP Halftime Webinar: Elija yogures con bajo contenido de azúcares añadidas

Este seminario lleva a la audiencia a través de la hoja de capacitación de Team Nutrition "Elija yogures con bajo contenido de azúcares añadidas" y hace que la audiencia evalúe varios yogures para ver si cumplen con los requisitos del patrón de comidas.

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Food Crediting in Child Nutrition Programs - Request for Information

The Request for Information will be available for public comment through April 23, 2018.  The comment period for the Request for Information that was published on Dec. 14, 2017 (82 FR 58792) has been extended from Feb. 12, 2018 to April 23, 2018.

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CACFP Halftime Webinar: Choose Yogurts That Are Lower in Added Sugars

This webinar walks the audience through Team Nutrition’s “Choose Yogurts That Are Lower in Added Sugars” training worksheet and lets audience look at various yogurts to see if they meet meal pattern requirements.

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Updated Infant and Preschool Meal Patterns

FNS staff discuss the updated preschool meal patterns in the National School Lunch Program (including snack service) and School Breakfast Program, as well as the updated milk requirements in the Special Milk Program, which went into effect on October 1, 2017. The presenters review the updated requirements, highlight available resources and flexibilities to assist in implementation, and answer frequently asked questions.

Resource | Fact Sheets
USDA Farm to School Grant Program

Every year, USDA awards grants to help connect students to the sources of their food through education, taste tests, school gardens, field trips, and local food sourcing for school meals. This fact sheet, The USDA Farm to School Grant Program, reviews available grants, who is eligible, and the timeline for applying.

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Farm to Summer: Why Summer Meals Programs are Ripe for Local Foods and Agriculture-Based Activities

USDA’s authority to provide emergency assistance for its various disaster relief programs exists under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), Agriculture Secretary disaster designations, Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as well as other authorizing legislation. These authorities are identified in the various USDA program descriptions.

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Farm to Preschool: Local Food and Learning in Early Child Care and Education Settings

This fact sheet, Farm to Preschool: Local Food and Learning in Early Child Care and Education Settings, discusses how Farm to School isn’t just for K-12 institutions; an increasing number of early child care and education providers are engaging in farm to preschool activities. The term “farm to preschool” encompasses efforts to serve local or regionally produced foods in early child care and education settings; provide hands-on learning activities such as gardening, farm visits, and culinary activities; and integrate food-related education into the curriculum.

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Gardens in Tribal Communities

Tribal communities are growing gardens of all forms from medicinal gardens and small community gardens to larger food production gardens to school gardens. This fact sheet, Gardens in Tribal Communities, will primarily focus on tribal school gardens.

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Tribal Foods

This fact sheet, Bringing Tribal Foods and Traditions into Cafeterias, Classrooms, and Gardens, explores how schools and tribes are integrating traditional foods into child nutrition programs, buying traditional foods locally, and incorporating multicultural nutrition education into classroom curriculum and hands-on lessons in school gardens.

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School Gardens: Using Gardens to Grow Healthy Habits in Cafeterias, Classrooms, and Communities

This fact sheet, School Gardens: Using Gardens to Grow Healthy Habits in Cafeterias, Classrooms, and Communities, reviews school farms spanning acres in Minnesota, indoor tower gardens in Vermont, raised beds in New York City, aquaponic systems in the Virgin Islands, and native food gardens in tribal communities. Across the nation, schools are growing gardens to provide food for child nutrition programs, connect children to the source of their food and create hands-on interdisciplinary classrooms.