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

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 USDA Team Nutrition Worksheets and Webinars

 Live Webinars

 Menu Planning Success in the CACFP: 3 Part Series – NEW - July 13, 20, and 27

 Feeding Infants in the CACFP Training Series – NEW

Feeding Infants in the CACFP Training Series – NEW
Target Audience

CACFP operators and staff involved in planning infant menus and feeding infants

Description

The CACFP infant meal pattern supports the growth and development of babies during their first year. Join us for a 4-part training series focused on feeding the youngest of CACFP participants, 0-11-month-olds. We will cover the CACFP requirements and best practices for feeding infants. You will come away with an in-depth understanding of reimbursable meals and snacks in the infant meal pattern and tips on handling and storing breastmilk and formula. Each part of the training is scheduled for 2 hours.

  • Part 1: Feeding Infants in the CACFP: Introduction to the Infant Meal Pattern and Creditable Foods
  • Part 2: Feeding Infants in the CACFP: Feeding Babies Breastmilk and Formula
  • Part 3: Feeding Infants in the CACFP: Modifying Food Textures Based on an Infant’s Readiness for Solid Foods
  • Part 4: Feeding Infants in the CACFP: Supporting Breastfeeding Families in a Child Care Setting
Objectives

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

  • Describe how a baby’s changing eating habits fit within the infant meal pattern
  • Support breastfeeding families in the CACFP
  • Identify creditable foods for reimbursable infant meals and snacks
  • Accurately document infant meals
Registration Dates and Times
Part 1 - Introduction to the Infant Meal Pattern and Creditable Foods Part 2 - Feeding Infants in the CACFP: Part 2 – Feeding Babies Breastmilk and Formula Part 3 - Modifying Food Textures Based on an Infant’s Readiness for Solid Foods Part 4 - Supporting Breastfeeding Families in a Child Care Setting

 Duties and Documents for Sponsoring Organizations - Aug 23, 2022

Duties and Documents for Sponsoring Organizations - Aug 23, 2022
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 - Aug 23, 2022

Duties and Documents for Independent Centers - Aug 23, 2022
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

 Get Started for Independent Centers – July 12, 2022

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 – July 14, 2022

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

 Application Update for FY2023 – There is a hard deadline of September 30, 2022, due to the expected system change in the months following the update.

Application Update for FY2023
Target Audience

NC CACFP operators who are responsible for the administration of the program and completion of the annual application update and the budget for FY2023.

Description

Training for Application Update 2023 will review all the forms and budget requirements needed for the annual application update and continued participation in the NC CACFP. On demand trainings will post after August 3, 2022.

Registration Dates and Times
Be sure to register for the correct type of training Independent Centers Sponsoring Organization

 Prerecorded Programmatic Training

 Budgets

 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

 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

 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 the North Carolina CACFP Medical Statement for Meal Modifications. We discuss the institutions’ responsibilities, the CACFP regulations, 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

 CACFP Meal Pattern Success: Serving Ounce Equivalents for Grains

CACFP Meal Pattern Success: Serving Ounce Equivalents for Grains
Target Audience

Child and Adult Care food program (CACFP) operators who are responsible for menu planning, purchasing foods, and ensuring CACFP Meal Patterns are followed.

Description

This on-demand, self-paced course will cover how to measure and serve grains using ounce equivalents and identify resources which will assist CACFP operators in determining the amount of grains need to meet CACFP meal pattern requirements. The CACFP requirement to measure grains using ounce equivalents will become effective on October 1, 2021.

Objectives

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

  • Define ounce equivalents
  • Determine whether grain products meet minimum Ounce equivalent portion sizes using available resources
  • Identify where to find ounce equivalent resources
Date(s) Links
Any time View Rise Course


 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

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


 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


 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: 06-17-2022