Special Nutrition Programs

Special Nutrition Program Trainings

The Special Nutrition Programs unit of the Nutrition Services Branch has program training scheduled for the fiscal year. Follow the links below to find further information about each class (may require Adobe Reader).

Child and Adult Care Food Program Training (CACFP)

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2 CFR 200 Uniform Guidance Property Standards

2 CFR 200 Uniform Guidance Property Standards
Target Audience
Directors, owners, and administrators of all types of participating institutions
Description

Institutions that purchase equipment and supplies with Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) funds are required to use, manage, safeguard and dispose of equipment and supplies acquired under the agreement in accordance with 2 CFR §200.310 through §200.316, Property Standards. These standards cover title, insurance, management, property trust relationships and disposition. When it comes to compliance, understanding the complexities of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is a vital first step. Accordingly, the Special Nutrition Programs, Nutrition Services Branch, is providing training to assist Institutions in implementing the property standards under the CACFP agreement.

Click to view the regulations this training will cover.

Objectives
  • Learn about an institution's responsibilities for the management of equipment and supplies under the new property standards.
  • Gain an understanding of property management and its importance.
  • Acquire the essential skills necessary to successfully implement the property standards.
Date(s)  Time Registration
Any time
Pre-recorded webinar View the Webinar

 2016-17 Annual Application Update Webinars

2016-17 Annual Application Update Webinars
Target Audience
Individual(s) responsible for completing the annual CACFP Update Application and institution budget.
Description

Institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food program are required by federal regulations to submit annual updates to their permanent agreements. These webinars will ensure that institutions have the information and documents they need to submit accurate application update packets to the state agency by the deadline of September 30, 2016.

*Please note that separate budget preparation webinars are listed below so be sure to sign up for the webinar(s) you need.

Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand forms and information required for the annual CACFP application update.
  • Identity required elements to submit accurate CACFP budgets
  • Complete an accurate CACFP application update packet

Topics Date(s); Time Location Links

2016-17 Independent Center Annual Application Update - everything except budget

Any time Webinar Register for and view the recorded webinar
2016-17 Independent Center Budget update Any time Webinar Register for and view the recorded webinar
2016-17 Sponsoring Organizations Annual Application Update - everything except the budgets Any time Webinar Register for and view the recorded webinar
2016-17 Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes Budgets Update - only the budgets (CAC 8A and CAC 9A) Any time Webinar Register for and view the recorded webinar
2016-17 Sponsoring Organizations of Centers Budgets Update - only the budgets (CAC 8A and CAC 9A) Any time Webinar Register for and view the recorded webinar


 Annual Application Update - Independent Centers

Annual Application Update - Independent Centers
Target Audience
Individual responsible for completing the annual CACFP Update Application and institution budget
Description

Institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food program are required by federal regulations to submit annual updates to their permanent agreements.  This training will ensure that institutions have the information and documents they need to submit accurate application update packets to the state agency by the deadline of September 30, 2016. 

Please bring a copy of your most recent approved budget and application update packet. You are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet device for the budget portion of the training. 

Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand forms and information required for the annual CACFP application update.
  • Identity required elements to submit accurate CACFP budgets
  • Complete an accurate CACFP application update packet

Date(s) Time Location Registration
August 2 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Cary - Site is full. Look for Sept. 14th date, registration coming soon. DOTX, PDF


 Annual Application Update - Sponsoring Organizations of Centers and Homes

Annual Application Update - Sponsoring Organizations of Centers and Homes
Target Audience
Individual responsible for completing the annual CACFP Update Application and institution and center budgets
Description

Institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food program are required by federal regulations to submit annual updates to their permanent agreements.  This training will ensure that institutions have the information and documents they need to submit accurate application update packets to the state agency by the deadline of September 30, 2016. 

Please bring a copy of your most recent approved budget and application update packet. You are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet device for the budget portion of the training. 

Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand forms and information required for the annual CACFP application update.
  • Identity required elements to submit accurate CACFP budgets
  • Complete an accurate CACFP application update packet

Date(s) Time Location Registration
August 2 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Cary - Site is full. Look for Sept. 14th date, registration coming soon. DOTX, PDF


 Civil Rights Training (CACFP) Webinar

Civil Rights Training (CACFP) Webinar
Target Audience
Directors, owners, and administrators of all types of participating institutions
Description

This civil rights training is a yearly training requirement for participating CACFP institutions and their facilities. The goal of this training is to describe the civil rights procedures and requirements that apply to both the State Agency and local agencies operating the Child and Adult Care Food Program as described in the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Instruction 113-1 document.

Objectives

At the end of these trainings, participants will be able to:

  • Define the annual civil rights training requirements
  • Identify the FNS Instruction 113-1 as a Civil Rights guidance document
  • Define discrimination
  • Identify the six protected classes
  • Apply the 9 Compliance Areas in Civil Rights
Topic Date Location Links

Civil Rights Training (CACFP) Webinar

Any time Webinar


 General Statute 143 Reports (NC Grants) Webinar

General Statute 143 Reports (NC Grants) Webinar
Target Audience
Non-governmental CACFP Recipients and Administrators
Description

Through this webinar, participants will learn about the required GS 143C-6-23 report to be filed online annually on NC Grants.gov.

The GS 143C-6-23 Reports Training is specifically for all non-governmental grant recipients of the Child and Adult Care Food Program. This excludes local government entities (schools, universities, colleges and any organization subject to local government reporting requirements). The training covers how to log onto NC Grants; re-setting or registering for NCIDs and passwords; when reports are due, and how to complete each report.

If you are new to your position and are unaware of the GS 143 C-6-23 reporting requirements; if you have questions about logging onto NC grants; or if you need clarification on sections of the report, this training is for you.

For questions regarding NC Grants CACFP Grant Reporting, contact: Risk Mitigation and Audit Monitoring Team Member at 919-855-3727.

Date(s) Time Registration
Any time Pre-recorded webinar


 Go Fresh Go Local with CACFP Webinar

Go Fresh Go Local with CACFP Webinar
Target Audience
Early childhood education staff, administrators, and child care providers.
Description

Farm to Preschool is taking off across North Carolina. From starting a small garden to featuring local produce on menus, Farm to CACFP can increase children’s willingness to try new foods and is good for the local economy. This webinar will “dig in” to how you can start or enhance your farm to preschool activities while also following CACFP guidelines.

Objectives

At the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

  1. Describe Farm to Preschool (definition and benefits).
  2. Identify ideas and resources for how to go fresh and local in your CACFP program.
Date(s) Time Registration
Available 24/7 Pre-recorded webinar Register and view the webinar


 Healthy Lifestyle Role Modeling Webinar

Healthy Lifestyle Role Modeling Webinar
Target Audience
Early childhood education staff, administrators, and child care providers.
Description

Have picky eaters? Want to sample new foods in your child care facility, but don’t know the best approach? Need ways to help engage staff and promote healthy lifestyle choices at the same time? This webinar will help! You will learn the ‘how-to’ and best practices to follow nutrition standards for role modeling in your child care setting. The webinar will focus on 10 specific and simple tips for role modeling that you can begin to implement immediately following the webinar viewing. We will also share resources for promoting these nutrition standards.

Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand "best practice" physical activity and nutrition standards for child care as they apply to role modeling.
  2. Use those standards in multiple areas of the child care setting to promote healthy lifestyle role modeling.
  3. Identify available resources and materials that can be used for promoting these practices within your institution and with the families and lives of those in your care.

This session has been granted 1.0 Contact Hour Credit through the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE).

Date(s) Time Registration
Any time Pre-recorded webinar


 Let’s Build A Healthy Snack Webinar

Let’s Build A Healthy Snack Webinar
Target Audience
Child Care Directors, Administrators, Teachers, and Cooks in child care facilities.
Description

Do you serve snacks in your child care facility or at-risk afterschool program? Are you looking for nutritious alternatives to crackers and fruit juice? This webinar will give participants suggestions for healthy, creditable and affordable snacks and introduce child care facilities to the new CACFP snack meal patterns.

Objectives

Participants will learn how to:

  1. Identify CACFP child meal pattern requirements for snacks
  2. Identify new, revised CACFP meal pattern standards
  3. Use the Food Buying Guide to project food purchasing needs for CACFP snacks
  4. Plan healthy, reimbursable, affordable snacks
Date(s) Time Registration
Any time Pre-recorded webinar View the Webinar


 Make Half Your Whole Grains Whole - Child Care Webinar

Make Half Your Grains Whole – Child Care Webinar
Target Audience
Early childhood education staff, administrators, and child care providers.
Description

Are you finding the healthier breads, cereals and grains to offer at your child care hard to shop for?

This webinar will help to answer this question! It will concentrate on helping child care centers to optimize breads, cereals and grains served in the CACFP. You will learn the ‘how-to’ and best practices to follow nutrition standards for serving the bread/grain component in child care settings. We will also share resources for promoting these nutrition standards.

This session has been granted 1.0 Contact Hour Credit through the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE).

Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand "best practice" nutrition standards for child care as they apply to grains.
  2. Use those standards in purchasing healthier grains in child care settings.
  3. Identify available resources and materials that can be used for promoting these practices within your institution and with the families and lives of those in your care.
Date(s) Time Links
Anytime Pre-recorded webinar


 Moving More in Child Care Webinar

Moving More in Child Care Webinar
Target Audience
Early childhood education staff, administrators, and child care providers
Description
  • Want to boost your physical activity curriculum?
  • Need ideas for new types of physical activity in your child care facility?
  •  Want to promote an active lifestyle?

You will learn the ‘how-to’ and best practices to follow physical activity standards for moving more in your child care setting. The webinar will focus on different types of movement such as lifestyle activity, structured activity and unstructured activity, or ‘free play’ that you can begin to implement immediately following the webinar viewing. We will also share resources for promoting these physical activity standards.

Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand "best practice" physical activity standards for child care as they apply to moving more in child care.
  • Describe and explain the joys and health benefits of movement.
  •  Identify available resources and materials that can be used for promoting these practices within your institution and with the families and lives of those in your care.
Date(s) Time Registration
Any time Pre-recorded webinar


 National Nutrition Month: Savor the Flavor of Eating Right Webinar

National Nutrition Month: Savor the Flavor of Eating Right Webinar
Target Audience
Early childhood education staff, adult day care staff, administrators, and child care staff
Description

Join us for a webinar from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the North Carolina CACFP. Learn about the key elements of a healthy eating pattern and learn how you can fit nutritious foods and beverages into your busy day. Hear about resources to promote healthy eating and celebrate National Nutrition Month in March.

Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain what a healthy eating pattern is and why it is important.
  2. List the foods and drinks that a healthy eating pattern includes and limits.
  3. List three ways to improve one’s eating style.
  4. Identify resources to promote National Nutrition Month in child and adult care settings
Date(s) Time Registration
Any time Pre-recorded webinar


 North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Childcare Designation Webinar

North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Childcare Designation Webinar
Target Audience
Child care providers, child care administrators, community partners, staff, and parents
Description

This webinar will introduce participants to the Ten Steps to Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care, summarize the benefits of having a breastfeeding-friendly child care, describe the process for applying for the North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designation, and explain how child care facilities are awarded the North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designation.

Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the Ten Steps to Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care
  • Recognize the benefits of having a breastfeeding-friendly child care
  • Understand the process for applying for the North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designation
  • Learn how child care facilities are awarded the North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care designation
Date/Time Location
Anytime Webinar


 Rethink Your Drink: Healthier Beverage Options for Child Care Webinar

Rethink Your Drink: Healthier Beverage Options for Child Care Webinar
Target Audience
Early childhood education staff, administrators, and child care providers.
Description

Are you finding the right beverage to offer at your child care baffling at times? Wonder why certain beverages are recommended for CACFP? This webinar will help to answer your questions! It will concentrate on helping child care centers to optimize beverage choices served in the CACFP. You will learn the ‘how-to’ and best practices to follow nutrition standards for serving beverages in your child care setting, with focus on these beverages: water, milk, juice, breast milk and sweetened beverages. We will also share resources for promoting these nutrition standards.

This session has been granted 1.0 Contact Hour Credit through the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE).

Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Summarize nutrition standards for water, milk, breast milk and juice in child care settings
  2. Describe ways to promote water consumption
  3. Explain the best practices for serving milk and juice
  4. List techniques for bottle feeding
  5. Utilize resources to further promote healthy beverage choices.

Date(s) Time Registration
Anytime Pre-recorded webinar



CACFP Registration Procedures

  • On-Site Training:
    • Maximum of one person from each institution, space limited.
    • Confirmation letter will be sent for each registration form received.
    • Directions to training location will be sent with confirmation.
    • No videotaping or audio taping of sessions is allowed.
    • Attendance of the entire program required. No partial credit given for any training.
    • Need to cancel? Space is often limited so please call the Nutrition, Training, and Policy Team at (919) 707-5784 and let us know so others may attend.
    • Have questions? Please call or email the Nutrition, Training, and Policy Team at (919) 707-5784 or CACFPtraining@dhhs.nc.gov.
  • Webinar Training:
    • Must have access to internet (with current Adobe Flash Player installed) for viewing and phone for sound.
    • Registration for webinars is completed online only. A link to the registration page is available with the training description.
    • If registering for CACFP webinar training for the first time, please complete all required fields.
    • If you have ever previously registered with us, click on the words “click here” on the screen. You must use the original email address and password that you used when you first registered for any training, so remember this information.
    • Confirmation for webinar registrations will be sent via email shortly before the date of the training event. Set up your computer so email messages will not go to junk or spam mail.
    • Call 1-800-422-3623 (Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro) for difficulties during any webinar. CACFP State Agency employees cannot assist with technical difficulties.