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Child and Adult Care Food Programs (CACFP)2019-01-02T12:38:13+00:00

Education and Training Resources for CACFP Professionals

ICN’s research-based education and training resources are designed to support CACFP professionals in successfully implementing the program’s requirements.

CACFP MEAL PATTERN RESOURCES

Through USDA FNS guidance and collaboration, ICN developed the CACFP Meal Pattern Requirements training materials. This webpage features training materials and additional resources for implementing the updated meal pattern requirements.

CACFP Meal Pattern Resources

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CAFCP Adult Meal Pattern Poster December 19, 2018 Download
CACFP Child Meal Pattern Poster December 20, 2018 Download

Recipes for Healthy Kids – The 30 winning recipes from the Recipes for Healthy Kids (R4HK) competition are credited to support the whole grain-rich, red/orange, dark green, and beans/peas (legumes) vegetable subgroups for the meal patterns as part of the Nutrition Standards in School Meal Programs. Find these recipes in the Team Nutrition Resource Library

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ONLINE COURSES

Child and Adult Meal Pattern Requirements

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CACFP Optional Best Practices

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CACFP Meal Pattern Requirements

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This course is designed to provide the end user with key practices for planning cycle menus for child care settings.

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This course consists of three lessons that are designed to help you, the child care professional, make nutrition education a part of snack time.

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This course features key information for serving nutritious foods while in child care settings.

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The Step-by-Step Menu Planning for Child Care online course is based on the Grab and Go Lesson

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The Family Child Care FUNdamentals online course is based on the face-to-face training, Family Child Care FUNdamentals.

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Food Safety in Child Care, formerly known as Serving Safe Food

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FACE TO FACE TRAININGS

How To Request Training?

After you have entered the information on the Training Request Form, scroll to the bottom and press “Submit.” If your request is successfully transmitted to ICN, you will receive an electronic reply. If you do not receive a reply, please contact ICN.

Three Things to Remember:

  • ICN requires at least 8-10 weeks’ advance notice before the training date to schedule and plan a training session.
  • ICN Consultant Trainers must train a minimum of 4 hours in a single day.
  • A minimum of 25-30 participants is required for ICN to provide a training session.
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EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Mealtime Memos

2019 Mealtime Memos

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January 2019- Safely Storing Breastmilk December 20, 2018 Download

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CACFP RESEARCH

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