Child and Adult Care Food Programs Resources
List of Resources for CACFP Here
To continue meeting the needs of CACFP participants, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) called for the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services (USDA FNS) to review and revise the CACFP meal pattern requirements to better align with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and to address the current health status of children and adults. Following this call to action, USDA published the updated meal pattern requirements on April 25, 2016.
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.
Infant Meal Pattern Requirements Training
|Infant Meal Pattern Presentation||April 24, 2018||Download|
|Infant Meal Pattern Requirements Assessments||April 24, 2018||Download|
|Infant Meal Pattern Requirements Training Instructor's Manual||April 24, 2018||Download|
|Infant Meal Pattern Requirements Training Participant's Workbook||April 24, 2018||Download|
Optional Best Practices Training
|Optional Best Practices Assessments||April 04, 2018||Download|
|Optional Best Practices Instructor's Manual||April 04, 2018||Download|
|Optional Best Practices PPT Web Version||April 04, 2018||Download|
|Optional Best Practices Participants Workbook||April 04, 2018||Download|
Child Care Mini-Posters
Child Care Mini-Posters
Family Child Care FUNdamentals can be taught in one-hour intervals or in a seven-hour workshop. The resource includes an Instructor’s Manual, Participant’s Workbook, and PowerPoint presentation. Published 2014. ET123-14.
Family Child Care FUNdamentals
|Family Child Care FUNdamentals - Instructor's Manual||January 11, 2019||Download|
|Family Child Care FUNdamentals - Participant's Workbook||January 11, 2019||Download|
|Lesson 1 Health and Wellness - Presentation||January 11, 2019||Download|
|Lesson 2 Selecting a Variety of Fruits, Vegestables, and Whole Grains - Presentation||January 11, 2019||Download|
|Lesson 3 Cost-Effective Shopping - Presentation||January 11, 2019||Download|
|Lesson 4 Food Safety Fundamentals -Presentation||January 11, 2019||Download|
|Lesson 5 Mealtime Procedures - Presentation||January 11, 2019||Download|
|Lesson 6 Food Allergies and Intolerances - Presentation||January 11, 2019||Download|
|Lesson 7 Infants and Development - Presentation||January 11, 2019||Download|
Topics include planning menus, developing an organized grocery list, estimating the amount of foods to purchase, selecting a qualified vendor, and placing orders. The resource includes an Instructor’s Manual, Participant’s Workbook, and PowerPoint® presentations. Published 2014.
Food Safety in Child Care, formerly known as Serving Safe Food in Child Care, is based on the four principles of the Fight BAC© program: Clean, Separate, Cook, and Cool. Developed specifically for child care providers in the CACFP environment, it provides four hours of face-to-face food safety training for foodservice employees in child care.
The Food Safety in Child Care online course is a recently revamped version of Serving Safe Food in Child Care. It focuses on applying the four key concepts of the USDA Fight Bac® program: clean, separate, cook, and chill into child care programs. 4 hours. Look for it on the Child Care tab of the ICN Online Course Catalog.
Food Safety in Child Care
|Food Safety in Child Care - Instructor's Manual||July 11, 2019||Download|
|Food Safety in Child Care - Presentation||April 10, 2018||Download|
|Challenge Jeopardy||April 10, 2018||Download|
|Food Safety in Child Care - Participant's Workbook||July 11, 2019||Download|
|Food Safety in Child Care - Pre- and Post-Assessment||April 10, 2018||Download|
|Food Safety in Child Care - Answer Key||April 10, 2018||Download|
Introduction to Happy Mealtimes in Child Care Settings is a comprehensive four-hour training resource, designed to provide child care professionals with best practices for creating positive and safe mealtime environments for young children. This training resource provides key strategies for helping young children to develop healthy eating habits from the start by focusing on the feeding relationship between adult caregivers and young children.
This training features four lessons:
Lesson 1: Implement Schedules and Routines
Lesson 2: Serve Meals Family-Style
Lesson 3: Implement Food Safety Practices
Lesson 4: Focus on Healthy Habits
More Than Mud Pies - 6th Edition
|Clipart from More Than Mud Pies||April 12, 2018||Download|
|Cover for More Than Mud Pies Book||April 12, 2018||Download|
|Fall Lessons||April 12, 2018||Download|
|Introduction||April 12, 2018||Download|
|More Than Mud Pies - Complete Book||April 12, 2018||Download|
|Preliminary Skills - More Than Mud Pies||April 12, 2018||Download|
|Presentation||April 12, 2018||Download|
|Spring Lessons||April 12, 2018||Download|
|Summer Lessons||April 12, 2018||Download|
|Winter Lessons||April 12, 2018||Download|