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Fluid Milk Requirements for Child Care

The Fluid Milk Requirements for Child Care in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) online course.

Course Description

This online training will assist child care center staff and day care home (DCH) providers in understanding how to comply with the milk requirements in the CACFP. The California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division revised this training in November 2020 to explain how to compare Vitamin A and D amounts listed on the new Nutrition Facts Label with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requirements for determining whether a nondairy milk substitute is nutritionally equivalent to milk.

  • Course Number: 847
  • Training Length: 33 minutes
  • Certificate: Yes
  • Target Audience: CACFP child care centers and DCH providers
  • Mandatory: No
  • Cost: Free
  • Date Recorded: November 2020

Online Course

Begin the Fluid Milk Requirements for Child Care in the CACFP course.

Referenced Resources

The following resources are referred to throughout this online course:


  • Crediting: 0.50 hour

  • Key Area: Nutrition (1000)
    • Training Topic: Menu Planning (1100)
      • Learning Objectives: Plan menus that meet USDA nutrition requirements (1110) or Plan meals to accommodate students requiring special diets, including food allergies (1160)

Additional Information

For more information on the CACFP milk requirements, access the following resource:

Contact Us

If you have questions about the course content, please contact your CACFP Specialist or the CACFP Meal Patterns Team by email at (The contact information for CACFP Specialists is on the CDE CACFP Contact List web page.)

DCH providers: If you have questions about the course contact, contact your DCH sponsoring organization.

Questions:   CACFP Meal Patterns Team |
Last Reviewed: Monday, March 29, 2021
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