CACFP Training
ESCs offer monthly training for CEs through CACFP Live.

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CACFP Live

Course Name Course Description
Intro to CACFP for
Adult Day Care Centers
Part 1 of 2
This is mandatory training for new independent adult day care centers or sponsors of adult day care centers. Both parts 1 and 2 must be completed before a CACFP application will be approved.

The first online course introduces the intent of the CACFP as well as some of the main organizational eligibility requirements and administrative duties.

Updated 9/11/2020
Intro to CACFP for
Adult Day Care Centers
Part 2 of 2
This is mandatory training for new independent adult day care centers or sponsors of adult day care centers. Both parts 1 and 2 must be completed before a CACFP application will be approved.

The second online course introduces the serving and claiming of a reimbursable meal.

Updated 9/11/2020
Intro to CACFP for
Child Care Centers
Part 1 of 2
This is the mandatory training for new independent sites or sponsors of traditional child care centers, emergency shelters, at-risk afterschool care programs, or outside school hours care centers. Both parts 1 and 2 must be completed before a CACFP application will be approved.

The first online course introduces the intent of the CACFP as well as some of the main organizational eligibility requirements and administrative duties.

Updated 9/11/2020
Intro to CACFP for
Child Care Centers
Part 2 of 2
This is the mandatory training for new independent sites or sponsors of traditional child care centers, emergency shelters, at-risk afterschool care programs, or outside school hours care centers. Both parts 1 and 2 must be completed before a CACFP application will be approved.

The second online course introduces the serving and claiming of a reimbursable meal.

Updated 9/11/2020
Intro to CACFP for
Day Care Home Sponsors
Part 1 of 2
This is the mandatory training for new independent sites or sponsors of traditional child care centers, emergency shelters, at-risk afterschool care programs, or outside school hours care centers. Both parts 1 and 2 must be completed before a CACFP application will be approved.

The first online course introduces the intent of the CACFP as well as some of the main organizational eligibility requirements and administrative duties.

Updated 9/11/2020
Intro to CACFP for
Day Care Home Sponsors
Part 2 of 2
This is the mandatory training for new independent sites or sponsors of traditional child care centers, emergency shelters, at-risk afterschool care programs, or outside school hours care centers. Both parts 1 and 2 must be completed before a CACFP application will be approved.

The second online course introduces the serving and claiming of a reimbursable meal.

Updated 9/11/2020
CACFP Budget Basics:
Allowable and Unallowable Costs

This module describes the criteria for determining if costs are considered “allowable” or “unallowable” when utilizing federal child nutrition program funds.
Updated 10/23/2020
CACFP Budget Basics:
The CACFP Budget

This module provides an overview of the annual budget requirements, examples of expenses and factors that affect budget approval. The participant will be introduced to factors the determine necessary budget revisions.
Updated 10/30/2020
CACFP Budget Basics:
Direct and Indirect Costs

This module outlines the processes used for categorizing costs in their correct categories of “Direct" and “Indirect”.
Updated 12/16/2020
CACFP Budget Basics: Levels of Approval for Costs
Use this self-paced, self-directed training to learn about levels of approval for costs.
Updated 12/16/2020
Grains in the CACFP
This module will introduce the participant to the CACFP requirements for crediting grains and breads and provides guidance on determining if an item is whole grain rich.
Updated 10/23/2020
Serving Your Seniors Use this self-paced course to build on CACFP requirements and best practices for the Adult Day Care audience. Topics include offer vs. serve, dietary accommodations, special nutrient needs, and making mealtime pleasant.
Updated 12/15/2020

NewCACFP Adult Day Care Meal Pattern

This interactive, self-paced training provides an in-depth review of the CACFP Adult Day Care Meal Pattern requirements. This training includes oz. eq. requirements for grains effective 10/1/2021 for all CACFP program operators. (Approx. training time: 90 minutes)
Updated 3/15/2021

NewCACFP Child Care
Meal Pattern

This interactive, self-paced training provides an in-depth review of the CACFP Child Care Meal Pattern requirements. This training includes oz. eq. requirements for grains effective 10/1/2021 for all CACFP program operators. (Approx. training time: 90 minutes)
Updated 3/15/2021

NewCACFP Infant Meal Pattern

This self-paced, self-directed training provides an overview of the CACFP infant meal pattern requirements.
Updated 6/25/2021
CACFP Training Resources
CACFP ASCP Meal Pattern Charts (English & Spanish)
CACFP Sugar Limit Calculator
Income Eligibility Calculator 2021-22
Helper Sheets for CACFP
Helper Sheets for CACFP - Spanish
Instructions for the Mobile FBG App

Updated 10/23/2020
Updated 10/23/2020

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help.

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