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Availability of the CACFP Administrative Manual

Nutrition Services Division Management Bulletin

Purpose: Beneficial Information

Date: May 2014

Number: CACFP-16-2014

To: Child and Adult Care Food Program, All Child and Adult Care Independent Centers and Center Sponsors

Attention: Food Program Director

Reference: California Department of Education Child and Adult Care Food Program Administrative Manual for Child and Adult Care Centers

Subject: Availability of the Child and Adult Care Food Program Administrative Manual for Child and Adult Care Centers

This Management Bulletin (MB) announces the availability of the Child and Adult Care Food Program Administrative Manual for Child and Adult Care Centers.

The Nutrition Services Division (NSD) has developed this manual to assist participating centers in mastering the requirements and operation of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The manual provides guidance on the requirements of the CACFP in a clear, user-friendly format, and will be periodically updated to reflect any new changes in federal regulation or policy. The NSD developed the manual in association with the California Department of Education (CDE) Press and CACFP stakeholders.

Agencies can download the Administrative Manual for Child and Adult Care Centers from the CDE CACFP Eligibility, Guidance, Manuals, and Resources Web page at


If you have questions regarding this MB, please contact your CACFP Specialist. A contact list of CACFP Specialists is available in the Download Forms section of the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System, Form ID CACFP 01. You can also contact Nancy Charpentier, CACFP Unit Office Technician, by phone at 916-327-2991 or by e-mail at to be directed to your CACFP Specialist.

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