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New CACFP Meal Patterns

2017 Food Program Training Workshops are complete.

Click here for online training: Making Changes One Bite at a Time: New Meal Patterns.

Effective October 1st 2017 the Child and Adult Care Food Program’s (CACFP) New Meal Patterns go into effect. This is the first major change to the CACFP meal patterns since 1968.

The goal of changes is to increase variety of vegetables, fruits and whole grains, limit the amount of added sugars and saturated fats and align the CACFP standards with other Child Nutrition Programs.

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USDA CACFP Nutrition Standards for Meals and Snacks

One-Page Summaries of the New Meal Standards: Meal Patterns: Early Implementation

Growing a Healthier Future with the CACFP

Grains Component: Meat/Meat Alternate Component: Milk Component: Vegetable and Fruit Components: Infant Meal Pattern: Menu Planning: