CACFP Training Tools from Team Nutrition

" December 1, 2021 - USDA’s Team Nutrition has recently released several new and updated resources for State agencies to use in training and supporting operators of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). State agencies are encouraged to share this announcement with their Child Nutrition Program operators who may be interested.
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December 1, 2021 - USDA’s Team Nutrition has recently released several new and updated resources for State agencies to use in training and supporting operators of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). 

CACFP Meal Pattern Training Slides:
These ready-to-go presentation slides are designed for interactive 30-minute trainings, and can be used by State agencies, sponsoring organizations, and others to train providers, operators, and menu planners on the CACFP meal patterns. Slides are available in English and in Spanish, and can be viewed and downloaded from Team Nutrition’s website.

Topics of the new slides include:
    • Crediting Single-Serving Packages of Grains in the CACFP*
    • Crediting Store-Bought Combination Baby Foods in the CACFP
    • Identifying Whole Grain-Rich Foods for the CACFP Using the Ingredient List Part 1*
    • Identifying Whole Grain-Rich Foods for the CACFP Using the Ingredient List Part 2*
    • Serving Snacks in the CACFP
    • Using the Nutrition Facts Label in the CACFP

Updated Training Worksheet on Identifying Whole Grain-Rich Foods for the CACFP Using the Ingredient List:
Team Nutrition’s “Identifying Whole Grain-Rich Foods for the CACFP Using the Ingredient List” training worksheet has been updated to include more examples of whole-grain ingredients, including corn masa and masa harina. Practice questions to help operators test their knowledge and understanding of the topic have also been added. This updated worksheet is available in English and in Spanish.

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