Family-style Meal Service in the CACFPThe Family-style Meal Service in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) online course.
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
Begin the Family-style Meal Service in the CACFP course.
The following resources are referred to throughout this online course:
- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) CACFP 05-2017 Offer versus Serve and Family-style Meals in the CACFP
- The Ellyn Satter Institute web page
- California Department of Education CACFP Meal Patterns web page
- Crediting: 0.5 hours
- Key Area:
- Training Topic:
Menu Planning (1100)
- Learning Objective: Plan menus that meet USDA nutrition requirements (1110)
- Training Topic: Menu Planning (1100)
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.