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New Resources for the Child and Adult Care Food Program

" August 1, 2022 - The USDA’s Team Nutrition initiative is proud to announce the availability of several new resources for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), including the CACFP Trainer's Tool: Milk Aide, Milk in the CACFP Web Quiz in Spanish, and multiple printed CACFP Meal Pattern Training Worksheets.
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August 1, 2022 - The USDA’s Team Nutrition initiative is proud to announce the availability of several new resources for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

CACFP Trainer's Tool: Milk Aide

The CACFP Trainer’s Tool: Milk Aide is a quick visual reminder of the different milk requirements under the meal patterns in the CACFP. This resource is available in English and Spanish and can be found at fns.usda.gov/tn/cacfp-trainers-tool-milk-aide. Team Nutrition CACFP Organizations will be able to order this resource as a magnet at a later date. Sponsoring organizations and independent child care sites that participate in the CACFP are invited to become Team Nutrition CACFP Organizations at fns.usda.gov/tn/cacfp. Existing Team Nutrition CACFP Organizations can update their information at fns.usda.gov/tn/cacfp/search.

Milk in the CACFP Web Quiz in Spanish

The Milk in the CACFP web quiz is now available in Spanish and can be found at fns.usda.gov/es/tn/quizzes/milk-in-the-cacfp. This quiz focuses on the meal pattern requirements related to milk in the CACFP. It is the latest addition to the collection of Team Nutrition web quizzes that cover a variety of nutrition topics, including:

• School Breakfast
• School Lunch
• Infant Nutrition (English and Spanish)
• Toddler Nutrition (English and Spanish)
• Older Adult Nutrition
• Meal Components

The complete quiz collection is available at fns.usda.gov/tn/quizzes.

Printed CACFP Meal Pattern Training Worksheets

The following CACFP Meal Pattern Training Worksheets are now available to order in print:

      • Calculating Ounce Equivalents of Grains in the CACFP
      • Cómo calcular las onzas equivalentes de granos en el CACFP
      • Offering Water in the USDA CACFP
      • Ofrecimiento del agua en el Programa de Alimentos para el CACFP del USDA
      • Serving Adults Participants in the USDA CACFP
      • Sirviendo a los participantes adultos en el CACFP del USDA
      • Serving Meat and Meat Alternates at Lunch and Supper in the USDA CACFP
      • Sirviendo carnes y sustitutos de carne en el almuerzo y la cena en el CACFP del USDA
      • Identifying Whole Grain-Rich Foods for the CACFP Using the Ingredient List
      • Use la lista de ingredientes para identificar alimentos ricos en grano integral en el CACFP

To order, please visit Team Nutrition’s CACFP Meal Pattern Training worksheets webpage in English (https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/meal-pattern-training-worksheets-cacfp) or Spanish (https://www.fns.usda.gov/es/tn/meal-pattern-training-worksheets-cacfp), click on the name of the worksheet, and click on the link under “ordering” on the webpage.

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