CACFP has program training scheduled for the fiscal year. Use the links below to find further information about each class.

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 Onsite Training All onsite training scheduled through September 2020 will be provided via live webinar.

As COVID-19 (the coronavirus) continues to escalate across the globe, the State agency is taking proactive steps to enact preventive measures to protect our staff, participating institutions, and the general public. An effective strategy for minimizing the spread of COVID-19 is greater social distancing through alternative work arrangements.

 Application Update 2021 Prerecorded Training

 Application Update 2021 for School Food Authorities At-Risk Afterschool Meals

Application Update 2021 for School Food Authorities At-Risk Afterschool Meals
Description

In this training we will be reviewing the 2021 Application Update Guide for School Food Authorities At-Risk Afterschool Meals and the documents referenced in the guide. Because Application Update this year is very different from years past, institutions should follow the 2021 Application Update Guide when completing their Application Update.

Registration Dates and Times
Date and Time Registration
On-demand Adobe Connect Registration Link

 Application Update 2021 for Independent Centers

Application Update 2021 for Independent Centers
Description

In this training we will be reviewing the 2021 Application Update Guide for Independent Centers and the documents referenced in the guide.

Because Application Update this year is very different from years past, institutions should follow the 2021 Application Update Guide when completing their Application Update.

Registration Dates and Times
Date and Time Registration
On-demand Adobe Connect Registration Link

 Application Update 2021 for Sponsoring Organizations

Application Update 2021 for Sponsoring Organizations
Description

In this training we will be reviewing the 2021 Application Update Guide for Sponsoring Organizations and the documents referenced in the guide.

Because Application Update this year is very different from years past, institutions should follow the 2021 Application Update Guide when completing their Application Update.

Registration Dates and Times
Date and Time Registration
On-demand Adobe Connect Registration Link

 Food Service Contracts

Food Service Contracts
Description

This training was designed for institutions and facilities who receive or plan to receive meals from an outside vendor. During this training we will present an overview of food service contracts in the CACFP, choosing the right contract, contract renewals, procurement guidance, and food service contract submissions.

Registration Dates and Times
Date and Time Registration
On-demand Adobe Connect Registration Link

 Budgets 2021 Prerecorded Training

 Budget Training 2021 for Independent Centers

Budget Training 2021 for Independent Centers – EZ Version
Description

This is the North Carolina Child and Adult Care Food Program Budget training for Independent Centers – EZ Version. By the end of this training, you will be able to estimate your Institution’s CACFP reimbursement for the new fiscal year. You will also know how to complete a CACFP budget using the updated electronic budget tool. Finally, you will learn how to submit your budget in NCCARES.

Registration Dates and Times
Date and Time Registration
On-demand Adobe Connect Registration Link

 Budget Training 2021 for Sponsoring Organization of Affiliated Centers

Budget Training 2021 for Sponsoring Organization of Affiliated Centers
Description

This is the North Carolina Child and Adult Care Food Program budget training for Sponsoring Organizations of Affiliated Centers.

By the end of this training, you will be able to estimate your Institution’s CACFP reimbursement for the new fiscal year. You will also know how to complete a Sponsoring Organization budget using the updated electronic budget tool. Finally, you will learn how to submit your budget in NCCARES.

Registration Dates and Times
Date and Time Registration
On-demand Adobe Connect Registration Link

 Budget Training 2021 for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes

Budget Training 2021 for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes
Description

This is the North Carolina Child and Adult Care Food Program budget training for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes.

By the end of this training, you will be able to estimate your Institution’s CACFP reimbursement for the new fiscal year. You will also know how to complete a Sponsoring Organization budget using the updated electronic budget tool. Finally, you will learn how to submit your budget in NCCARES.

Registration Dates and Times
Date and Time Registration
On-demand Adobe Connect Registration Link

 Budget Training 2021 for Sponsoring Organizations of Unaffiliated Centers

Budget Training 2021 for Sponsoring Organizations of Unaffiliated Centers
Description

This is the North Carolina Child and Adult Care Food Program budget training for Sponsoring Organizations of Unaffiliated Centers.

By the end of this training, you will be able to estimate your Institution’s CACFP reimbursement for the new fiscal year. You will also know how to complete a Sponsoring Organization budget using the updated electronic budget tool. Finally, you will learn how to submit your budget in NCCARES.

Registration Dates and Times
Date and Time Registration
On-demand Adobe Connect Registration Link

 Budget Training 2021 for Sponsored Centers

Budget Training 2021 for Sponsored Centers – EZ Version
Description

This is the North Carolina Child and Adult Care Food Program Budget training for Sponsored Centers – EZ Version.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to estimate their facility’s CACFP reimbursement for the new fiscal year, complete a sponsored center budget, and submit their signed budgets to the Sponsoring Organization.

Registration Dates and Times
Date and Time Registration
On-demand Adobe Connect Registration Link

 Live Webinars

 Duties and Documents for Sponsoring Organizations

Duties and Documents for Sponsoring Organizations
Description

This training will provide guidance and information on the daily, weekly, and monthly record keeping requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program. It is recommended that the attendee from the institution be the person(s) who is responsible for record keeping and CACFP training for the Sponsoring Organization.

Registration Dates and Times

 Duties and Documents for Independent Centers

Duties and Documents for Independent Centers
Description

This training will provide guidance and information on the daily, weekly, and monthly record keeping requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program. It is recommended that the attendee from the institution be the person(s) who is responsible for record keeping and CACFP training for the Independent Center.

Registration Dates and Times

 CACFP Halftime: Thirty on Thursdays - third Thursday of every month

Webinar Series
Target Audience

FNS regional offices, state agencies, sponsoring organizations, and CACFP program operators, including child care providers, are invited to participate.

Description

Join Team Nutrition for monthly training webinars on hot topics related to the CACFP meal pattern requirements. The webinar series takes place on the third Thursday of each month and is offered in English from 2:00-2:30pm ET and Spanish from 3:00-3:30pm ET.

Previous CACFP Halftime webinars have been recorded and are available on the USDA website link below. Topics previously covered include:

  • Choose Yogurts That Are Lower in Added Sugars
  • Serving Milk in the CACFP
  • Menu Planning for the CACFP
  • Identify Whole Grain-Rich Foods
  • Grain-Based Desserts in the CACFP
  • Offer Versus Serve in the CACFP
  • Feeding Infants 0-5 months
Registration and Additional Information

To register for the webinar, please visit the CACFP Halftime Webinar page.


 Get Started for Independent Centers

Get Started for Independent Centers
Description

This training covers the process and requirements for institutions submitting a NEW application to participate in the North Carolina Child and Adult Care Food Program.

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

  • Complete the required forms to begin the online application process
  • Understand the purpose and benefits of the CACFP
  • Identify regulations that govern the CACFP and understand their importance
  • Gain access to additional training requirements
Registration Dates and Times

 Get Started for Sponsoring Organizations

Get Started for Sponsoring Organizations
Description

This training covers the process and requirements for institutions submitting a NEW application to participate in the North Carolina Child and Adult Care Food Program.

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

  • Complete the required forms to begin the online application process
  • Understand the purpose and benefits of the CACFP
  • Identify regulations that govern the CACFP and understand their importance
  • Gain access to additional training requirements
Registration Dates and Times

 Prerecorded Programmatic Training

 Civil Rights - NC CACFP (required annual training)

NC CACFP Civil Rights
Target Audience

Directors, owners, administrators, and staff 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 Civil Rights
  • Identify the six protected classes
  • Define the annual Civil Rights training requirements
  • Identify the nine areas of responsibility
  • Solve Civil Rights case studies
Topic Date Location Links

NC CACFP Civil Rights Training

Any time Online

Register for and view the training



 CORE CACFP Online Courses

CORE CACFP Online Courses
Target Audience

Sponsoring Organizations desiring training for CACFP Administration Description

Description

There are three course categories:

  1. The Monitoring and Oversight course reviews the CACFP monitoring requirements and oversight activities for sponsoring organizations.
  2. The Financial Viability course provides an overview of the CACFP performance standards and focus on the requirements specific to financial viability.
  3. The Serious Deficiency course reviews the CACFP requirements of the serious deficiency process.
Registration and Additional Information

The courses can be accessed on the CORE website at https://www.core-cacfp.com. The enrollment key is CORE.


 How to Write a Corrective Action Document

How to Write a Corrective Action Document
Target Audience

Directors, owners, and administrators of all types of participating institutions

Description

This online training will provide an overview of the Corrective Action Document (CAD) process.

Objectives

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

  • Explain the purpose of a CAD
  • State why a CAD is necessary to close a review
  • Answer five key questions for completing a CAD
  • Identify examples of supporting documentation for CADs
  • Complete the CAD section in NC CARES
Registration and Additional Information
Date and Time Registration
On-demand Adobe Connect Registration Link


 Income Eligibility Applications: Adults

Income Eligibility Applications: Adults
Target Audience

Individuals responsible for completing Adult Income Eligibility Applications

Description

This introductory training will cover Adult Income Eligibility Application requirements, review a sample Adult Income eligibility application form developed by the state agency, and provide tips on maintaining eligibility documentation.

Objectives

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

  • Identify the requirements for collecting and maintaining eligibility applications
  • Assess eligibility applications for accuracy
  • Describe how to accurately report free/reduced/denied numbers
  • Identify policy memos regarding classification of eligibility applications
Topic Date/Time Registration
Income Eligibility Applications: Adults Any time Register and view the webinar


 Income Eligibility Applications: Child

Income Eligibility Applications: Child
Target Audience

Individuals responsible for completing Child Income Eligibility Applications

Description

This introductory training will cover Child Income Eligibility Application requirements, review a sample Child Income eligibility application form developed by the state agency, and provide tips on maintaining eligibility documentation.

Objectives

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

  • Identify the requirements for collecting and maintaining eligibility applications
  • Assess eligibility applications for accuracy
  • Describe how to accurately report free/reduced/denied numbers
  • Identify policy memos regarding classification of eligibility applications
Topic Date/Time Registration
Income Eligibility Applications: Child Any time Register and view the webinar


Medical Statement for Meal Modifications

Medical Statement for Meal Modifications
Target Audience

Individuals responsible for the CACFP Medical Statement for participants.

Description

This training covers recent changes to the North Carolina CACFP Medical Statement for Meal Substitutions. View the webinar to learn about the reasons behind the changes, institution’s responsibilities, the CACFP medical statement, and additional guidance.

Date(s)  Location Registration
Any time Online Online Registration


Property Standards Subgrant Management Basics

Property Standards Subgrant Management Basics
Target Audience

Individual(s) responsible for establishing and maintaining internal controls for their institution

Description

Guide to property standards policies as a tool to provide greater accountability over assets and increased transparency of public funds.

Objectives

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

  • Understand the basics of managing equipment and supplies
  • Understand the requirement for a Property Policy
Date(s)  Link
Any time View the Webinar


 Prerecorded Nutrition and Physical Activity Training

 Combination Foods in CACFP - Documentation Requirements

Combination Foods in CACFP - Documentation Requirements
Target Audience

Individual(s) responsible for reviewing institution menus and ensuring the CACFP meal patterns are followed including CACFP program operators and those who prepare foods for institutions.

Description

This 30-minute webinar is geared to staff who work in child care centers or sponsored facilities who prepare menus, purchase food, and prepare meals. Participants will learn about the different and appropriate way in which combination foods can be documented in CACFP. A combination food is a food that contains two or more meal pattern components. Combination foods may be commercially prepared or made-from-scratch recipes.

Objectives

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

  • Identify what food items qualify as combination foods
  • List different ways to document combination foods
  • Describe ways to locate documentation for combination foods
  • Accurately describe the appropriate and required documentation for combination foods
Date(s) Links
Any time View the webinar


 Farm to CACFP: Getting Started with Local Foods

Farm to CACFP: Getting Started with Local Foods
Target Audience

Early childhood education staff, adult day care centers staff, administrators, child care providers, and community partners.

Description

Farm to CACFP is a growing movement among facilities. Farm to CACFP includes incorporating local foods into menus, planting gardens, taking field trips to farms and farmers markets, and much more.

Learn how experiential gardening and nutrition activities paired with eating local foods can "plant the seeds" for healthy eating habits while supporting local economies.

Objectives

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

  1. Describe Farm to CACFP and its benefits
  2. Identify ideas and resources for how get started with local foods and incorporate gardening and nutrition activities in your facility
  3. Learn from community partners who are implementing Farm to Early Care and Education initiatives in their communities
Registration and Additional Information
Date Time Registration
Available 24/7 Pre-recorded webinar Online Registration

 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


Grain-Based Desserts CACFP Policy Memo

Grain-Based Desserts CACFP Policy Memo
Target Audience

Individuals at Sponsoring Organizations and Independent Centers who are responsible for menu planning, purchasing foods, and ensuring CACFP Meal Patterns are followed.

Description

This 20-minute pre-recorded webinar explains CACFP Policy Memo 17-08 – Grain-Based Desserts in CACFP, including the definition of grain-based desserts in CACFP, healthy alternatives to desserts, and how to navigate the revised Exhibit A of USDA’s "Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs."

Objectives

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

  • Identify grain-based desserts in the revised Food Buying Guide
  • List specific examples of grain-based desserts
  • Identify alternatives to grain-based desserts when planning menus in the CACFP
Topic Date; Time Location Links
Grain-Based Desserts in CACFP - CACFP Policy Memo 17-08 Anytime Pre-recorded Webinar View the webinar


Healthycacfp.org Online Nutrition Lessons

Healthycacfp.org Online Nutrition Lessons
Description

Improve your understanding of serving meals and snacks in the CACFP with fun, online lessons designed to help you build nutritious and creditable menus. Receive a certificate and 0.5 DCDEE credit hour for each lesson completed.

Click here to watch a 5-minute video and learn how to sign up for healthycacfp.org and navigate the website.

Registration and Additional Information
Date; Time Registration
On-demand Healthycacfp.org


 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


Healthy Snacks in CACFP

Healthy Snacks in CACFP
Target Audience

Individuals at Sponsoring Organizations and Independent Centers who are responsible for menu planning, purchasing foods, and ensuring CACFP Meal Patterns are followed.

Description

Do you serve snacks in your child or adult care facility or at-risk afterschool program? Are you looking for nutritious alternatives to crackers and fruit juice? This 50-minute prerecorded webinar will give participants suggestions for healthy, creditable and affordable snacks in correct portion sizes to meet the revised CACFP snack meal patterns.

Objectives

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

  • Identify CACFP child and adult meal pattern requirements for reimbursable snacks
  • Use the Food Buying Guide to project food purchasing needs for CACFP snacks
  • Plan healthy, reimbursable snacks
Topic Date; Time Location Links
Healthy Snacks in CACFP Any time Webinar View the webinar


 Meal Pattern Training: Adults

Meal Pattern Training: Adults
Target Audience

Individuals responsible for meals and menu planning at adult day care centers - cooks, kitchen managers, administrators, and adult day care providers.

Description

This 50-minute webinar is geared to staff who work in adult day care centers.  Participants will learn about changes to the new CACFP Meal Patterns which promote increased consumption of whole grains, a greater variety of fruits and vegetables, and less added sugar and saturated fats in meals and snacks served in adult day care centers.  Participants will learn about resources available to help with successful implementation of the CACFP Meal Patterns.

Objectives

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

  • Identify changes to the adult meal patterns
  • Compare the revised adult meal patterns with the previous pattern
  • Identify resources and tool available to help with successful implementation of the new meal patterns
  • Implement the adult meal pattern successfully at your institution
Date/Time Location
Any time View the webinar


 Meal Pattern Training: Children

Meal Pattern Training: Children
Target Audience

Individuals at Sponsoring Organizations and Independent Centers who are responsible for menu planning, purchasing foods, and ensuring CACFP Meal Patterns are followed.

Description

This webinar is geared to staff who work in child care centers serving children ages 1-18 years. Participants will learn about the CACFP Child Meal Pattern that became effective on October 1, 2017. This webinar will cover changes to specific meal components and additional changes that promote healthier meals for children in child care settings, at-risk afterschool programs, and emergency shelters.

Objectives

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

  • Identify changes to the CACFP child meal pattern
  • Know where to locate child meal pattern resources
  • Implement the child meal pattern successfully at your institution
Topic Date; Time Location Links
CACFP Meal Pattern for Children Anytime Pre-recorded webinar Register for and view the webinar


 Meal Pattern Training: Infants

Meal Pattern Training: Infants
Target Audience

Individuals at Sponsoring Organizations and Independent Centers who are responsible for menu planning, purchasing foods, and ensuring CACFP Meal Patterns are followed.

Description

This webinar is geared to staff who work in child care centers serving infants. CACFP meal patterns have been created to ensure infants are provided the most nutritious meals throughout the day. This includes support and promotion of breastfeeding, and offering solid foods based on developmental readiness. Participants will learn about changes to the infant meal patterns effective October 1, 2017.

Objectives

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

  • Identify changes to the CACFP infant meal patterns
  • Compare the revised CACFP infant meal pattern with the previous pattern
  • Implement the infant meal pattern successfully at your institution
Topic Date Location Links
CACFP Meal Pattern for Infants Anytime Pre-recorded Webinar View the webinar


National Nutrition Month® 2019: Celebrating Menu Success in CACFP

National Nutrition Month® 2019: Celebrating Menu Success in CACFP
Target Audience

Sponsoring organizations, CACFP program operators, including child and adult care providers, state agency staff and community partners

Description

Learn how North Carolina CACFP operators have embraced the revised CACFP meal patterns. In this 60-minute prerecorded webinar, we recap the meal pattern improvements, and feature the work of NC CACFP operators who participated in the state agency’s menu assessment project. Viewers will hear from programs meeting or exceeding CACFP best practices and learn about innovative menu planning training from Sponsoring Organizations.

Topic Date Location Links
Celebrating Menu Success in CACFP Anytime Pre-recorded webinar View the webinar


 USDA Food Buying Guide Goes Digital

USDA Food Buying Guide Goes Digital
Description

Learn about the new Food Buying Guide (FBG) Mobile App and FBG Interactive Web Tool via a demonstration! The link to the recording of the webinar is available on the USDA Team Nutrition Webinar page.

 

 CACFP Halftime: Thirty on Thursdays Recorded Webinars

CACFP Halftime: Thirty on Thursdays Recorded Webinars
Target Audience

FNS regional offices, state agencies, sponsoring organizations, and CACFP program operators, including child care providers, are invited to participate.

Description

Since October 2017, USDA’s Team Nutrition had been presenting a series of interactive, skills-building webinars on the updated Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) meal patterns.

The webinar series take place on the third Thursday of each month and is offered in English from 2:00-2:30pm ET and Spanish from 3:00-3:30pm ET.

Previous CACFP Halftime webinars have been recorded and are available on the USDA website link below. Topics previously covered include:

  • Choose Yogurts That Are Lower in Added Sugars
  • Serving Milk in the CACFP
  • Menu Planning for the CACFP
  • Identify Whole Grain-Rich Foods
  • Grain-Based Desserts in the CACFP
  • Offer Versus Serve in the CACFP
  • Feeding Infants 0-5 months
Access

To access the recorded webinars, please visit the CACFP Halftime: Thirty on Thursdays Training Webinar Series page.

 


Last Modified: August 25, 2020