Head Start programs provide nutritious meals to children in their care. The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) aims to improve the quality of these meals and make them more affordable. Under the CACFP nutrition standards, meals and snacks should include a great variety of vegetables and fruits, more whole grains, and less added sugar and saturated fat. The standards also encourage breastfeeding and better align with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).
Watch this webinar to understand the most up-to-date CACFP standards. Discover strategies that support the implementation of healthier meals.
Find practical tips and strategies for developing an approach to achieve full implementation of CACFP meal patterns.
Building an Implementation Plan: A Follow-up Guide to Fully Implementing the CACFP Meal Patterns Tips and Strategies Webinar
Explore strategies, tips, and discussion questions to guide a program in building an implementation plan for meal pattern requirements.
Review current HSPPS that support the CACFP meal pattern requirements.
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Last Updated: November 2, 2020