CACFP Resources
CACFP Crediting Handbook CACFP Crediting Handbook - A supplementary resource to the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs that contains additional information on creditable foods served in child and adult care centers.
CACFP Center Sites and Sponsors Brochure CACFP Center Sites and Sponsors Brochure - Sites and sponsors can be as varied as the individual Texans they serve. This brochure explains the different CACFP responsibilities for sites and sponsors.
CACFP Menu Planning Guide CACFP Menu Planning Guide - This guide provides 16 weeks of menus, 120 recipes and 8 shopping lists for two week cycles that meet the CACFP Meal Pattern.
Education Service Centers
Education Service Centers - Regional Education Service Centers are valuable resources for schools across Texas.
Feeding Infants in the Child and Adult Care Food Program
Feeding Infants in the Child and Adult Care Food Program - This guide supports Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) operators in implementing the CACFP infant meal pattern requirements and best practices for infant feeding, including information on CACFP infant meal pattern, developmental readiness for solid foods, hunger and fullness signs, handling and storing breastmilk and infant formula, creditable foods, and more! Click here for the Trainer’s Tools.
Meal Pattern Brochure
Meal Pattern Brochure - This brochure outlines the steps contracting entities (CE) can take to meet CACFP meal patterns.
Menu Calendar Templates 2020-2021
Menu Calendar Templates 2020-2021
TDA's fun and informative new menu calendar templates for August 2020 - July 2021 include an exciting space theme each month that makes a healthy meal fun and engaging for students and families. Click the month below to download. 
August 2020 Agusto 2020
September 2020 Septiembre 2020
October 2020 Octubre 2020
November 2020 Noviembre 2020
December 2020 Deciembre 2020
January 2021 Enero 2021
February 2021 Febrero 2021
March 2021 Marzo 2021
April 2021 Abril 2021
May 2021 Mayo 2021
June 2021 Junio 2021
July 2021
Milk Flyer
Milk Flyer - This one pager is available in both English and Spanish. Click the link to download the PDF file.
Multicultural Recipe Book
Multicultural Recipe Book - This cookbook for for Child Care Centers, Family Day Homes & Adult Daycare Centers contains recipes featuring foods that reflect the cultural diversity of the Lone Star State. Children and adults have tested and approved these delicious and healthy recipes. Try a few of the recipes and enjoy a fun, educational and very tasty multicultural dining experience.
Parent Flyer
Parent Flyer - This one pager is available in both English and Spanish. Click the link to download the PDF file.
Serious Deficiency One Pager Serious Deficiency One Pager - The serious deficiency (SD) process offers a systematic way for the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) to notify contracting entities (CEs) of serious program problems and provides CEs the opportunity to correct program problems while ensuring due process.
Snacks That Count
Snacks that Count for Child Care Centers, Family Day Homes & Adult Daycare Centers - This cookbook contains recipes that comply with the CACFPP Meal Pattern.

USDA Resources

Nibbles for Health: Nutrition Newsletters for Parents of Young Children

These colorful and engaging newsletters for parents of young children can be shared by Child and Adult Care Food Program providers to communicate information about popular nutrition topics. There are 12 newsletters available in both English and Spanish. Printed version of materials are available for order by clicking here.

Team Nutrition

Thirty Thursday Training Webinars are pre-recorded trainings on topics related to the CACFP meal pattern requirements. Perfect training sessions if you have thirty minutes and available in both English and Spanish.

CACFP Meal Pattern Tip Sheets and Training  Maximize 

Downloadable Meal Pattern Planning Tools from USDA  Maximize 

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USDA Training Worksheets  Maximize 

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

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