USDA recently revised the CACFP meal patterns to ensure children and infants have access to healthy, balanced meals throughout the day. Under the updated child and adult meal patterns, meals served will include a greater variety of vegetables and fruit, more whole grains, and less added sugar and saturated fat. The changes to the infant meal pattern support breastfeeding and the consumption of vegetables and fruit without added sugars.
Our Daily Bread CACFP is here to assist you in participating in the CACFP and meeting the meal patter requirements! We have developed our annual training workshops to help you better understand the meal pattern and how to best implement them at your child care site. Look to the right to find a training in a city near you!
As our mission states, Our Daily Bread CACFP is dedicated to educating, empowering and inspiring healthy food choices. Our training programs are designed to equip child care providers with all of the knowledge and resources they need to inspire healthy food choices in the children they care for.
Every year, Our Daily Bread CACFP host dozens of child nutrition credited training sessions throughout the state of Tennessee. In August, the training season is capped with our annual Planting the Seeds and Making a Difference: Child Care & Development Conference. Nearly 300 child care providers attend this conference and receive up to 6 hours of credited training.
These training sessions are conducted not only to educate child care providers, they also serve to help train child care professions in getting the the most out of the CACFP and their CACFP sponsor. Attendees learn how to maximize their reimbursements, stay in compliance and exhibit best practices in care. Use this page to find a training session near you and register your staff today!