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The New Adult Meal Pattern in the CACFP

The New Adult 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 adult meal pattern effective October 1, 2017. Adult day care centers will learn how to meet the adult meal pattern requirements and identify where to find additional resources and get their questions answered, if needed.

  • Course Number: 863
  • Training Length: 41 minutes
  • Certificate: Yes
  • Target Audience: CACFP adult day care centers
  • Mandatory: No
  • Cost: Free
  • Date Recorded: November 2017

Online Course

Begin the The New Adult 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: 0.75 hours
  • 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 resource:

Contact Us

If you have technical difficulties, please contact the Education and Nutrition Policy Unit by phone at 916-445-9127 for assistance. If adult day care centers have questions about the course content, please contact the CACFP NMP Team by email at

Questions:   CACFP New Meal Pattern Team |
Last Reviewed: Monday, July 23, 2018
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