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The New Infant Meal Pattern in the CACFP

The New Infant Meal Pattern in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) online training.
Important Notice: CACFP Program Moved to CDSS

The Early Childhood Development Act of 2020 (Senate Bill (SB) 98, Chapter 24, Statutes of 2020) authorized the transfer of child care and development programs administered by the California Department of Education to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) effective July 1, 2021. The content on this page may not be current and involves the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) that has moved to CDSS. Visit the CDSS CACFP web page External link opens in new window or tab. or call 1-833-559-2420 for more information.

Course Description

This video describes the changes to the CACFP infant New Meal Pattern (NMP) which took effect October 1, 2017. Child care centers and family child care home providers serving infants will learn how to meet the infant NMP requirements, identify where to find additional resources, and learn answers to frequently asked questions.

  • Course Number: 813
  • Training Length: 36 minutes
  • Certificate: Yes
  • Target Audience: CACFP centers and family child care home providers
  • Mandatory: No
  • Cost: Free
  • Course Updated: November 2017

Online Course

Begin the The New Infant Meal Pattern in the CACFP External link opens in new window or tab. course.

Referenced Resources

The following resources are referred to throughout this online course:

Crediting

  • Crediting: 0.5 hours
  • Key Area: Nutrition (1000)
    • Training Topic: Menu Planning (1100)
      • Learning Objectives: Plan menus that meet U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition requirements (1110)

Additional Information

For more information of the CACFP NMP, access the following resources:

Contact Us

Child care centers or day care home sponsoring organizations: Please contact the CACFP Nutrition Team by email at CACFPmealpatterns@cde.ca.gov.

Family child care home providers: If you have questions about the course content, please contact your sponsoring organization. If you have technical difficulties, please contact the CACFP Nutrition Team by email at CACFPmealpatterns@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   CACFP Nutrition Team | CACFPmealpatterns@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
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