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Using the Crediting Handbook for CACFP Operators

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Meal Pattern Compliance–Part One: Using the Crediting Handbook for CACFP Operators online course.

Course Description

This online training provides information on using the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Team Nutrition (TN) Crediting Handbook for CACFP Operators to determine which foods included in the Crediting Handbook are creditable, not creditable, or may be creditable depending on supporting documentation.

  • Course Number: 458
  • Training Length: 1 hour
  • Certificate: Yes
  • Target Audience: CACFP Operators
  • Mandatory: No
  • Cost: Free
  • Date Recorded: October 2020

Online Course

Begin the CACFP Meal Pattern Compliance–Part One: Using the Crediting Handbook for CACFP Operators Course.

A transcript for the online course is available on the California Department of Education (CDE) Transcript: Using the CACFP Crediting Handbook web page.

Referenced Resources

Crediting

  • Crediting: 1 hour
  • Key Area: Nutrition (1000)
    • Training Topic: Menu Planning (1100)
      • Learning Objective: Plan menus that meet USDA nutrition requirements for reimbursable meals, including calculating meal components (1110)

For more information on crediting, access the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) web document Professional Standards Learning Objectives External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

Contact Us

For technical difficulties, please contact the Education and Nutrition Policy–Community Unit by phone at 800-952-5609, Option 5. For questions regarding the content of this course, please contact the CACFP Meal Patterns Team by email at CACFPmealpatterns@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   CACFP Meal Patterns Team | CACFPmealpatterns@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Monday, March 29, 2021
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