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Long Description for Figure 2: Grains Flowchart

Long description of Figure 2 Flowchart 2 that is included in the Flowchart for Determining Creditable Grains in the Child and Adult Care Food Program tip sheet.

Figure 2. Flowchart 2

Figure 2 is a flowchart for determining if a grain product other than a breakfast or infant cereal is creditable in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. The top box to the far left in the flowchart states Start here, with an arrow asking the first question, “Is the grain product a breakfast or infant cereal?”

If the answer to the first question is Yes, provided in a box to the right of this question, the reader is instructed to “See reverse side for information on crediting breakfast and infant cereals.” If the answer to the first question is No, provided in a box directly below this question, the reader is asked a second question, “Is the product’s first grain ingredient (or second after water) a creditable grain (i.e., whole grain, enriched grain, bran, or germ)?”

If the answer to the second question is Yes, provided in a box to the left of this question, there is an arrow leading to a box with the word Creditable in it, meaning that the grain product is creditable. If the answer the second question is No, provided in a box directly below this question, the reader is asked a third question, “Do all of the following five enrichment nutrients immediately follow the product’s first grain ingredient: thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), folic acid (B9), and iron (Fe)?”

If the answer to the third question is Yes, provided in a box to the left of this question, there is an arrow leading to a box with the word Creditable in it, meaning that the grain product is creditable. If the answer the third question is No, provided in a box directly below this question, the reader is asked a fourth question, “Is the product labeled as “enriched”, “whole grain”, or “whole wheat”?”

If the answer to the fourth question is Yes, provided in a box to the left of this question, there is an arrow leading to a box with the word Creditable in it, meaning that the grain product is creditable. If the answer the fourth question is No, provided in a box directly below this question, the reader is asked a fifth question, “Does the CACFP Operator have documentation from the manufacturer stating that the product’s first grain ingredient is enriched with the five enrichment nutrients?”

If the answer to the fifth question is Yes, provided in a box to the left of this question, there is an arrow leading to a box with the word Creditable in it, meaning that the grain product is creditable. If the answer the fifth question is No, provided in a box directly below this question, the reader is asked a sixth question, “Does the product meet one of the whole grain-rich criteria in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy Memo CACFP 09-2018 External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)? (PDF link in left hand text box.)”

If the answer to the sixth question is Yes, provided in a box to the left of this question, there is an arrow leading to a box with the word Creditable in it, meaning that the grain product is creditable. If the answer the sixth question is No, provided in a box directly below this question, there is an arrow leading to a box with the word Not Creditable in it, meaning that the grain product is not creditable.

The sixth question is the final question in the flowchart.

Questions:   CACFP New Meal Pattern Team | NMP4CACFP@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Thursday, November 21, 2019
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