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The New Child Meal Pattern in the CACFP

The New Child Meal Pattern in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) online course.

Course Description

This online training describes the changes to the CACFP’s child meal pattern effective October 1, 2017. Child care centers and family home providers serving children will learn how to meet the child meal pattern requirements and identify where to find additional resources and get their questions answered, if needed.

  • Course Number: 714
  • Training Length: 50 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 The New Child Meal Pattern 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

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 and day care home sponsoring organizations have questions about the course content, please contact the CACFP NMP Team by email at NMP4CACFP@cde.ca.gov. If family child care home providers have questions about the course content, please contact your sponsoring organization.

Questions:   CACFP New Meal Pattern Team | NMP4CACFP@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Monday, July 23, 2018
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