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The Child and Adult Meal Patterns in the CACFP

The Child and Adult Meal Pattern in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) online course.
Important Notice: CACFP Program Moved to CDSS

The Early Childhood Development Act of 2020 (Senate Bill (SB) 98, Chapter 24, Statutes of 2020) authorized the transfer of child care and development programs administered by the California Department of Education to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) effective July 1, 2021. The content on this page may not be current and involves the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) that has moved to CDSS. Visit the CDSS CACFP web page External link opens in new window or tab. or call 1-833-559-2420 for more information.

Course Description

This online course describes the requirements for the child and adult meal patterns in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). This course was updated as of November 2018 and consolidated the child and adult meal patterns into one training.

  • Course Number: 714
  • Training Length: 60 minutes
  • Certificate: Yes
  • Target Audience: CACFP child and adult day care centers, CACFP day care home sponsors, and CACFP family child care home providers
  • Mandatory: No
  • Cost: Free
  • Date Recorded: December 2018

Online Course

Begin the The Child and Adult Meal Patterns in the CACFP External link opens in new window or tab. course.

Referenced Resources

The following resources are referred to throughout this online course:

Crediting

  • Crediting: 1 hour
  • Key Area: Nutrition (1000)
    • Training Topic: Menu Planning (1100)
      • Learning Objective: Plan menus that meet USDA nutrition requirements (1110)

Additional Information

For more information on the CACFP NMP, access the following resources:

Contact Us

Child care centers or day care home sponsoring organizations: Please contact the CACFP Nutrition Team by email at CACFPmealpatterns@cde.ca.gov.

Family child care home providers: If you have questions about the course content, please contact your sponsoring organization. If you have technical difficulties, please contact the CACFP Nutrition Team by email at CACFPmealpatterns@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   CACFP Nutrition Team | CACFPmealpatterns@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
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