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Availability of USDA CACFP Handbooks

Nutrition Services Division Management Bulletin

Purpose: Policy, Beneficial Information

Date: May 2014

Number: CACFP-17-2014

To: Child and Adult Care Food Program, All Child and Adult Care Agencies

Attention: Food Program Director

Subject: Availability of U.S. Department of Agriculture Child and Adult Care Food Program Handbooks

This Management Bulletin (MB) notifies agencies participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), has issued the following handbooks pertaining to the administration of the CACFP:

  • Adult Day Care Handbook
  • Crediting Handbook for the CACFP
  • Guidance for Management Plans and Budgets
  • Serious Deficiency, Suspension, and Appeals for State Agencies and Sponsoring Organizations
  • At Risk Afterschool Meals Handbook
  • Family Day Care Home Monitoring Handbook

You can download these handbooks from the USDA FNS CACFP Handbooks Web page at


If you have any 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 Office Technician, by phone at 916-327-2991 or by e-mail at to be directed to your CACFP Specialist.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Friday, October 6, 2017
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