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Family-style Meal Service in the CACFP

The Family-style Meal Service in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) online course.

Course Description

This online training describes the requirements when implementing family-style meal service in the CACFP. Family-style Meal Service is an optional type of meal service that allows children and adults to serve themselves from communal platters of food with assistance from supervising adults, if needed.

  • Course Number: 421
  • Training Length: 20 minutes
  • Certificate: Yes
  • Target Audience: CACFP child care centers, day care home sponsors, and family child care home providers
  • Mandatory: No
  • Cost: Free
  • Date Recorded: November 2017

Online Course

Begin the Family-style Meal Service in the CACFP 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 Objective: Plan menus that meet USDA nutrition requirements (1110)

Contact Us

If you have technical difficulties, please contact the Education and Nutrition Policy Unit by phone at 916-445-9127 for assistance. If child care centers or day care home sponsors have questions about the course content, please contact the CACFP Meal Patterns Team by email at CACFPMealPatterns@cde.ca.gov. If family child care home providers have questions about the course content, please contact your sponsoring organization.

Questions:   CACFP Meal Patterns Team | CACFPMealPatterns@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
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