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CACFP Program Training
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides annual training to all our providers as required by the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) A CACFP “Plus” Administrative Training is best utilized by center directors or center personnel handling the CACFP paperwork. The “Plus” training is an all day training and is required for all centers new to the CACFP for the 1st and 2nd year of program participation. The “Basic” training is for CACFP staff that has previously attended the “Plus” training and would like a half day program refresher to meet their annual training requirement. The “Cooks” training is for center kitchen staff that prepare meals for the CACFP. The “Cooks” training is also a half day training held in the afternoons on the same day as the “Basic”.
Only two trainings remain for 2014. July 23 & 24 in Sheridan and September 24 & 25 in Rock Springs. Please contact Rosemary Scott at 307-777-6691 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration and information.
About the Program
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides reimbursement for nutritious meals and snacks served to eligible children in child care centers, family day care homes, as well as to eligible adults in adult care centers. Wyoming’s program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered by the Wyoming Department of Education. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
- Infants and children in child care centers, family day care homes, or other early education facilities through age 12.
- Children of migrant workers in child care centers, family day care homes, or other early education facilities through age 15.
- Physically and mentally disabled persons receiving care in a center where most children are 18 years old and under.
- Adults in non-residential day care settings.
Food-Buying Online Calculator
The National Food Service Management Institute and Team Nutrition have developed an online calculator to be used with the USDA Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs (FBG). The interactive and simple to use calculator allows child nutrition professionals to build shopping lists of foods from the FBG and determine how much of each item to purchase to provide enough servings for the children in their program.
Find the Calculator Here
For more information about the Food Buying Guide or to download your free copy, visit the Team Nutrition Website.
- Link to the Nutrition and Wellness Tips for Young Children: Provider Handbook for CACFP
- Healthier CACFP Award Materials Application
- Healthier CACFP Award Materials Resource Book
Resources, Training, Links & Forms
All of the necessary program documents can now be found on the CNP Application and Claim Website. You will find this information under Applications, then Download Forms.
- Smoothies Offered in the Child Nutrition Programs
- Link to Nutrition & Wellness Tips for Young Children: Provider Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program
- Recipes for Healthy Kids
- CACFP Program Worksheet Instructions for Use
- Nondiscrimination Information & Policy Statement for CACFP (rev 10/2012)
- Free and Reduced Price Meals Sample Letter to Household (rev 07/01/2013 – 06/30/2014)
- Income Eligibility Guidelines (effective 07/01/2013 – 06/30/2014)
- Snack Meal Production Record
- Standard Meal Production Record
- Meal Pattern for Children Ages 1-12
- Infant Meal Chart Ages Newborn – 1
- Parent Letter
- Civil Rights
- Front Line Staff Civil Rights Training
- How Will I Get Paid With The CACFP Program? (updated 02/2013)
- CACFP Infant Feeding Benefit Notification and Acknowledgment Form
- Income Eligibility Guidelines
- Language Translations for the Meal Benefit Application
- The FNS CN Labeling Site has new product formulation statements (PFS) for fruits and vegetables as well as revised PFS for documenting grains (03/15/2013).
- FNS Program Information
Adult Care Food Program Resources