Offer versus Serve in the CACFPThe Offer versus Serve (OVS) in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) online course.
This online training describes the requirements for implementing OVS in adult day care agencies and the at-risk afterschool program participating in the CACFP. OVS is an approach to menu planning and meal service that allows participants to decline some of the food offered in a reimbursable breakfast, lunch, or supper.
- Course Number: 449
- Training Length: 20 minutes
- Certificate: Yes
- Target Audience: CACFP adult day care and at-risk afterschool program centers
- Mandatory: No
- Cost: Free
- Date Recorded: November 2017
Begin the OVS in the Child and Adult Care Food Program course.
The following resources are referred to throughout this online course:
- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) CACFP 05-2017: Offer versus Serve and Family-Style Meals in the Child and Adult Care Food Program
- USDA Nutrition and Wellness Tips for Young Children: Provider Handbook for the CACFP web page
- The 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 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition requirements (1110)
- Training Topic: Menu Planning (1100)
If you have technical difficulties, please contact the Education and Nutrition Policy Unit Office Technician by phone at 916-445-9127 for assistance. If you have questions about the course content, please contact the CACFP Meal Patterns Team by email at NMP4CACFP@cde.ca.gov.