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The New Infant Meal Pattern in the CACFP

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

Course Description

This video describes the changes to the CACFP infant New Meal Pattern (NMP) which took effect October 1, 2017. Child care centers and family child care home providers serving infants will learn how to meet the infant NMP requirements, identify where to find additional resources, and learn answers to frequently asked questions.

  • Course Number: 813
  • Training Length: 36 minutes
  • Certificate: Yes
  • Target Audience: CACFP centers and family child care home providers
  • Mandatory: No
  • Cost: Free
  • Course Updated: November 2017

Online Course

Begin the The New Infant 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: 0.5 hours
  • Key Area: Nutrition (1000)
    • Training Topic: Menu Planning (1100)
      • Learning Objectives: Plan menus that meet U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition requirements (1110)

Additional Information

For more information of 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 Nutrition Team by email at If family child care home providers have questions about the course content, please contact your sponsoring organization.

Questions:   CACFP Nutrition Team |
Last Reviewed: Monday, July 20, 2020
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