Special Nutrition Programs

FY 2014 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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Application Update Training for Independent Centers

Application Update Training for Independent Centers
Target Audience
Person(s) responsible for completing the annual CACFP Update Application.
Description

This training will provide guidance on completing the annual CACFP Update Application to institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Objectives

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

  • Identify the forms required to complete the annual CACFP Update Application
  • Accurately complete application update documents 
Date(s)  Time Location Registration
Ongoing Anytime Online Training Powerpoint (PDF, 8.5 MB)


Application Update Training for Sponsoring Organizations of Centers

Application Update Training for Sponsoring Organizations of Centers
Target Audience
Person(s) responsible for completing the annual CACFP update application.
Description

This training will provide guidance on completing the annual CACFP Update Application to Sponsoring Organizations of Centers participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Objectives

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

  • Identify the forms required to complete the annual CACFP Update Application
  • Accurately complete application update documents 
Date(s)  Time Location Registration
Ongoing Anytime Online Training Powerpoint (PDF, 14 MB)


Application Update Training for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes

Application Update Training for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes
Target Audience
Person(s) responsible for completing the annual CACFP application.
Description

This training will provide guidance to Sponsors of Day Care Homes who are completing the annual CACFP Update Application.

Objectives

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

  • Identify the forms required to complete the annual CACFP Update Application
  • Accurately complete application update documents 
Date(s)  Time Location Registration
Ongoing Anytime Online Training Powerpoint (PDF, 7.1 MB)


Build a Better Menu

Build a Better Menu
Target Audience
Healthy Futures Starting in the Kitchen award recipients and all other CACFP child care staff and cooks.
Description

This training will increase the child care provider’s awareness of the current nutrition recommendations, the healthy menu planning toolkit, review resources and motivate the child care providers to begin implementation of healthy nutrition changes in their center or home. The training will be highly interactive, with time allotted for participants to work in small groups to develop a 4-week cycle of healthy menus.

Date(s)  Time Location Registration
TBD TBD TBD TBD


CACFP Memos Webinar

CACFP Memos Webinar
Description

This webinar training will focus on Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) memos that have been distributed throughout the year from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS). This training with provide clarity and guidance to assist Institutions in interpreting CACFP memo updates.

Date(s)  Time Registration
January 15, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Online

CACFP Recordkeeping

Enrollment and Income Eligibility Applications for Child Care Centers
Target Audience
Directors, Owners, Administrators of Child Care Programs
Description

This is a programmatic training.

Date(s)  Time Location Registration
TBD TBD TBD TBD


 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


 Financial Management for Independent Centers

Financial Management for Independent Centers
Target Audience
Person(s) responsible for CACFP budget and overall financial management of program.
Description

This training is designed to provide instructions, tools and tips to efficiently manage the financial aspects of an independent child or adult care program. This class is a programmatic training.

Objectives

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

  • Identify internal control and budget requirements in order to efficiently manage the financial costs of the program.
  • State what to expect during monitoring reviews regarding financial management.
  • Complete sample forms and documentation to be used when preparing claims and other financial information required for CACFP participation.
  • Identify state and federal policies and regulations required for CACFP participating institutions.

Date(s) Time Location Registration
TBD TBD TBD TBD


 Financial Management for Sponsoring Organizations

Financial Management for Sponsoring Organizations
Target Audience
Person(s) responsible for CACFP budget and overall financial management of program.
Description

This training is designed to provide instructions, tools and tips to help sponsoring organizations efficiently manage the financial aspects of the program. This class is a programmatic training.

Objectives

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

  • Identify internal control and budget requirements in order to efficiently manage the financial costs of the program
  • State what to expect during monitoring reviews regarding financial management
  • Compete sample forms and documentation to be used when preparing claims and other financial information required for CACFP participation
  • Identify state and federal policies and regulation required for CACFP participating institutions.

Date(s) Time Location Registration
TBD TBD TBD TBD


 General Statute 143 Reports Webinar

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

This webinar is for both CACFP and SFSP participants. Participants will learn about the required GS 143C-6-23 report to be filed online annually. A computer and phone line are required to access the webinar training.

The G.S. 143C-6-23 Reporting Requirements Training on NC Grants.gov, is specifically for all non-governmental grant recipients of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and/or Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This excludes local government entities i.e., schools, universities, colleges, 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 NCID’s and passwords; when reports are due, and how to complete each report. If you are newly appointed to your position and are unaware of what the G.S.143C-6-23 reporting requirements are, or if you have any questions pertaining to logging onto NC Grants, or need clarification on sections of the reports, please attend this webinar as it will be very helpful for you going forward.

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


 How to Complete a CACFP Budget for Independent Centers

How to Complete a CACFP Budget for Independent Centers
Target Audience
Person(s) responsible for the CACFP budget and financial management at the institution
Description

This hands-on training will guide participants through the budget preparation process using the electronic budget tool. Participants are asked to bring their laptop computers (fully charged) to this training.

Objectives

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

  • Identify the total food service cost of their institution
  • Predict CACFP reimbursement for the new fiscal year
  • Prepare their CACFP budget using the electronic budget tool
Date(s) Time Location Registration
TBD TBD TBD TBD


 How to Complete a CACFP Budget Sponsoring Organizations of Centers

How to Complete a CACFP Budget for Sponsoring Organizations of Centers
Target Audience
Person(s) responsible for the CACFP budget and financial management at the sponsor level
Description

This hands-on training will guide participants through the budget preparation process using the electronic budget tool. Participants are asked to bring their laptop computers (fully charged) to this training.

Objectives

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

  • Identify the total food service cost of their institution
  • Predict CACFP reimbursement for the new fiscal year
  • Prepare their CACFP budget using the electronic budget tool
Date(s) Time Location Registration
TBD TBD TBD TBD


 How to Conduct A Sponsored Center Review: for Sponsoring Organizations of Centers

How to Conduct A Sponsored Center Review: for Sponsoring Organizations of Centers
Target Audience
Person(s) at the sponsor level who is responsible for monitoring sponsored centers.
Description

This training is designed to provide instructions, tools and tips to effectively monitor sponsored sites in the Child and Adult Care Food Program and provide follow up visits to sponsored sites.

Objectives

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

  • Understand the definition and purpose of sponsored center reviews
  • Conduct an unbiased sponsored center review
  • Recognize findings
  • Assign appropriate corrective actions
  • Conduct follow-up monitoring when necessary
Date(s) Time Location Registration
TBD 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. TBD TBD


 Moving More in Child Care

Moving More in Child Care Live Training
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 Location Registration
TBD TBD TBD TBD


 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
TBD TBD TBD TBD


 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
TBA TBA TBA TBA


 Your CACFP Responsibilities-Independent Centers

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

This 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:
  • Plan meals that meet the CACFP meal pattern requirements for infants and children
  • 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
TBD 9:00 am - 4:00 pm TBD TBD


 Your CACFP Responsibilities-Sponsoring Organizations of Centers

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

This 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:
  • Plan meals that meet the CACFP meal pattern requirements for infants and children
  • 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
TBD 9:00 am - 4:00 pm TBD TBD



CACFP Registration Procedures

  • On-Site Training:
    • Maximum of two people 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 Cindy Reilly (919-707-5784) and leave 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.