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.
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
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.
Grab and Go Lessons are 2-3 page handouts that focus on one of the seven child nutrition categories. CACFP professionals can expect to learn about the benefits, good practices, and overall strategies for implementing the content of each lesson.