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.
Child and Adult Meal Pattern Requirements Training
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 Participants Workbook||April 04, 2018||Download|
|Optional Best Practices PPT Web Version||April 04, 2018||Download|
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|
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
Child and Adult Meal Pattern Requirements
CACFP Optional Best Practices
CACFP Meal Pattern Requirements
This course is designed to provide the end user with key practices for planning cycle menus for child care settings.
This course consists of three lessons that are designed to help you, the child care professional, make nutrition education a part of snack time.
This course features key information for serving nutritious foods while in child care settings.
The Step-by-Step Menu Planning for Child Care online course is based on the Grab and Go Lesson
The Family Child Care FUNdamentals online course is based on the face-to-face training, Family Child Care FUNdamentals.
Food Safety in Child Care, formerly known as Serving Safe Food
FACE TO FACE TRAININGS
- Family Child Care FUNdamentals (1 to 7 training hours)
- Food Purchasing for Child Care (7.5 training hours)
- Introduction to Happy Mealtimes in Child Care Settings (1 to 4 training hours)
- Healthy Me! The Preschoolers’ Guide to Nutrition and Wellness
- Norovirus for Child Care (2 training hours)
- Food Safety in Child Care (4 training hours)
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.
2019 Mealtime Memos
|April 2019 - Preventing Anemia||April 02, 2019||Download|
|March 2019 - The Importance of Breakfast||February 27, 2019||Download|
|February 2019 - Defining, Buying, and Eating Local Food||February 01, 2019||Download|
|January 2019- Safely Storing Breastmilk||December 20, 2018||Download|
2018 Mealtime Memos
|December 2018 - Tis the Season for Fun, Nutritious Eating||November 29, 2018||Download|
|November 2018 - Strong Bones||October 31, 2018||Download|
|October 2018 - Fall Picnic Celebration||October 01, 2018||Download|
|September 2018 - It's Harvest Time!||September 04, 2018||Download|
|August 2018 - Family Meals - Oh Yea!!!||July 25, 2018||Download|
|July 2018 - Red, White, and Blue: A Celebration||July 02, 2018||Download|
|June 2018 - Safety In Child Care||June 12, 2018||Download|
|May 2018 - Nutrition and Learning||June 12, 2018||Download|
|April 2018- Keeping Children's Eyes Healthy||June 12, 2018||Download|
|March 2018- Sowing Seed - The Growing Time||June 12, 2018||Download|
|February 2018- Screen Media – Its Influence and Recommendations||June 12, 2018||Download|
|January 2018- Magnificent Milk - Have Some Please||June 12, 2018||Download|
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