Special Nutrition Programs

FY 2015 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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CACFP Memos Webinar

CACFP Memos Webinar
Description

This webinar will focus on Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) memos released by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. This training will provide guidance to help institutions interpret CACFP memos 15-14 through 15-23.

Date(s)  Time Registration
March 24, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

 Civil Rights Training Webinar

Civil Rights Training Webinar
Target Audience
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) institutions
Description

This training meets the annual Civil Rights training requirements for institutions and sponsors participating in any Special Nutrition Program which includes Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Participants will gain an understanding of the procedures and requirements of the State Agency, institutions, and sponsors that administer any USDA’s Special Nutrition Program. This training is pre-recorded and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Objectives

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

  • Summarize the laws and regulations that protect the participants’ civil rights
  • State the requirements of the civil rights public notification policy
  • Describe the process for the collection of ethnic and racial data
  • List the requirements for reporting complaints of discrimination
  • Explain the compliance requirements for Special Nutrition Programs
  • Describe approaches to conflict resolution
  • Recognize the importance of customer service

Date(s)/Time(s) Location Links
Any time Webinar


 General Statute 143 Reports Webinar

GS 143 Reports for CACFP and SFSP Grantees
Target Audience
CACFP participating institutions receiving state funds.
Description

In this webinar participants will learn about the required GS 143C-6-23 report to be filed online annually on NC Grants.gov. A computer and phone line are required to access the webinar training.

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).

In the training, we will cover 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.

Objectives

At the end of this webinar:

  • Participants will be able to successfully obtain an NCID and password
  • Participants will be able to accurately complete GS 143 report annually in a timely manner.
Date(s)  Time Registration
TBD TBD TBD


 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


 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

In this fun and interactive session, participants will learn about the best practices for increasing opportunities for physical activity in the child care setting and receive resources to help children and childcare staff move more!

Date(s) Time Registration
April 26, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM


 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


 Potential Institution Training

Potential Institution Training
Target Audience
Owners, Directors, Administrators
Description
This hands-on course is intended to introduce potential institutions to the application process and basic requirements for participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. To participate in CACFP, all interested institutions must attend this training. No registration fee is required. This training occurs over two days. It is limited to one person per institution. The same person must be in attendance both days. It is strongly recommended that the attendee from the organization be legally able to enter into a binding contract with the State Agency. You will need to identity if you are representing an independent center or sponsoring organization when you register. 

Definition of Independent Center:  A single child care center, or outside-school hours care center or adult day care center, or at-risk after school program or emergency/homeless shelter.

Definition of Sponsoring Organization (Unaffiliated): Having one or more day care homes, child care centers, outside-school hours care centers, adult day care centers, at-risk afterschool centers, emergency/homeless shelters, or combination which are legally distinct entities from the sponsor. 

Definition of Sponsoring Organization (Affiliated): Having two or more child care centers, outside-school hours care centers, adult day care centers, at-risk afterschool centers, emergency/homeless shelters, or combination which are part of the same legal entity as the sponsoring organization. This includes public, private non-profit, and private for-profit organizations.

Objectives

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

  • Complete an accurate CACFP application packet
  • Describe the benefits, criteria and requirements for the CACFP
  • Apply regulations that govern the CACFP
  • Identify required records.

Date(s) Time Location Registration
Independent Centers: May 11-12, 2016 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM each day Raleigh Form (DOTX, PDF)
Sponsoring Organizations: May 17-18, 2016 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM each day Raleigh Form (DOTX, PDF)


 Potential Institution Training for At-Risk Afterschool Programs

Potential Institution Training for At-Risk Afterschool Programs
Target Audience
Owners, Directors, Administrators of Afterschool Programs
Description

This one day class will introduce at-risk afterschool programs to the application process and basic requirements for participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). To participate in CACFP, all interested institutions must attend this training. No registration fee is required. Training is limited to one person per institution. You will need to identify if you are representing an independent center or sponsoring organization when you register. This training is solely for at-risk afterschool programs.

PLEASE NOTE: At risk afterschool programs are programs located in the attendance area of a school where at least 50 percent of the enrolled children are eligible for free or reduced price meals. Go to School Data on the Resources page to find out if your program qualifies: 2015-2016 Free and Reduced Application Data by Site (LEA) (PDF, 306 KB).

If your program does not meet the eligibility requirement noted above, you may qualify to participate as an Outside School Hours Care Program (OSHC Program).  Potential Outside School Hours Care Programs must attend the two-day Potential Institution Training for Independent Centers or Sponsoring Organizations (both can be found on this page).

Definition of Independent At-Risk Afterschool Center: A single At-Risk After School Program that operates in the attendance area of a school where at least 50 percent of the enrolled children are eligible for free or reduced price meals.

Definition of Sponsoring Organization (Unaffiliated): A nonprofit public or nonprofit private organization that is responsible for administering the CACFP in facilities that are legally distinct entities from the sponsor.  Each facility under the sponsor has its own tax ID or EIN (Employee Identification Number).

Definition of Sponsoring Organization (Affiliated): A for-profit or non-profit organization that is responsible for administering the CACFP in two or more centers which are part of the same legal entity as the sponsoring organization. If for-profit, at least 25% of enrolled participants must receive Title XIX funds or be eligible for free or reduced price meals in the sponsored centers.

Objectives

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

  • Complete an accurate CACFP application packet
  • Describe the benefits, criteria and requirements for the CACFP and specifically the At-Risk Afterschool Meals component of CACFP
  • Apply regulations that govern the CACFP
  • Identify required records.

Date(s) Time Location Registration
May 19, 2016 8:30am-4:30pm Raleigh, NC Form: DOTX, PDF
May 26, 2016 8:30am-4:30pm Raleigh, NC Form: DOTX, PDF
  • The .dotx files (for computers with Microsoft Word) will allow you to type your answers in the form(s), save the form(s) and email them or fax them back to our offices.
  • The .pdf files (for computers without Microsoft Word) will allow you to print the files, write your answers on the form(s) and then fax them back to our offices.

 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


 Your CACFP Responsibilities for Adult Day Care Centers

Your CACFP Responsibilities for Adult Day Care Centers
Target Audience
Directors, Owners, and Administrators of Sponsoring Organizations of Adult Day Care Centers and Independent Adult Day Care Centers
Description

This session is for sponsoring organizations of adult day care centers and independent adult day care centers currently participating in the CACFP. This session will provide the necessary guidance and instructions to operate an efficient, effective, and successful Adult Day Care Food Program. The following areas will be discussed: CACFP adult meal patterns requirements, menus and meal counts, income eligibility applications, CACFP costs, enrollment documentation, recordkeeping, claims submission and additional program requirements. This is a programmatic training.

Objectives
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:
  • Plan meals that meet the CACFP meal pattern requirements for adults
  • Accurately classify and maintain income eligibility applications
  • Maintain records to support the claim for reimbursement
  • Submit a claim for reimbursement
  • Identify monitoring, civil rights, and training requirements

Date(s) Time Location Registration
April 13, 2016 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Asheville, NC DOTX, PDF
April 27, 2016 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Greensboro, NC DOTX, PDF


 Your CACFP Responsibilities-Independent Centers

Your CACFP Responsibilities-Independent Centers
Target Audience
Directors, Owners, Administrators
Description

This programmatic training session is for institutions currently participating in the CACFP and serving infants and children. This session will provide the necessary guidance and instructions to operate an efficient, effective, and successful Child and Adult Care Food Program. The following areas will be discussed: CACFP meal patterns requirements, menus and meal counts, income eligibility applications, CACFP costs, enrollment documentation, recordkeeping, claims submission and additional program requirements.

Objectives

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

  • Identify most current memos and have on file, as required by CACFP
  • List 4 required topics that Independent Centers must annually train staff on
  • Plan and serve meals that meet CACFP meal pattern and creditable food requirements
  • Keep appropriate meal count records
  • Keep records to support claims
  • Accurately classify, verify and report income eligibility applications
  • Ensure CACFP enrollment forms are completed properly
  • Use budget and fiscal management tools
  • Processes monthly claims for reimbursement

Date(s) Time Location Registration
April 19, 2016 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Hickory, NC DOTX, PDF
  • The .dot/.dotx file (for computers with Microsoft Word) will allow you to type your answers in the form, save the form and email it or fax it back to our offices.
  • The .pdf file (for computers without Microsoft Word) will allow you to print the file, write your answers on the form and then fax it back to our offices.

 Your CACFP Responsibilities-Sponsoring Organizations

Your CACFP Responsibilities – Sponsoring Organizations
Target Audience
Directors, Owners, Administrators
Description

This programmatic training session is for institutions currently participating in the CACFP as sponsors of centers serving infants and children. This session will provide the necessary guidance and instructions to operate an efficient, effective, and successful Child and Adult Care Food Program. The following areas will be discussed: CACFP meal patterns requirements, menus and meal counts, income eligibility applications, CACFP costs, enrollment documentation, recordkeeping, claims submission and additional program requirements.

Objectives
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:
  • Identify most current memos and have on file, as required by CACFP
  • List 7 required topics Sponsors must annually train staff and facility staff
  • Plan and serve meals that meet CACFP meal pattern and creditable food requirements
  • Keep appropriate meal count records
  • Keep records to support claims
  • Accurately classify, verify and report income eligibility applications
  • Ensure CACFP enrollment forms are completed properly
  • Use budget and fiscal management tools
  • Processes monthly claims for reimbursement
  • Identify program monitoring requirements for sponsoring organizations

Date(s) Time Location Registration
April 19, 2016 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Hickory, NC DOTX, PDF
  • The .dot/.dotx file (for computers with Microsoft Word) will allow you to type your answers in the form, save the form and email it or fax it back to our offices.
  • The .pdf file (for computers without Microsoft Word) will allow you to print the file, write your answers on the form and then fax it back to our offices.


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? Call Mary Yohe (919-707-5784) and leave a message so others may attend.
  • 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.