Course Description: The CACFP Sponsor Training is designed to provide initial training for those who are new to the CACFP or for participating sponsors with new staff. The training includes important topics such as Civil Rights, Meal Service Planning, Recordkeeping, Financial Management, Documentation, and Responsibilities, Maintaining a Nonprofit Food Service Program and Program Oversight.



Program institutions and facilities receiving federal financial assistance are required to comply with federal civil rights laws to ensure all Child Nutrition Program participants have equal access to all benefits and services.  This course will review Civil Rights regulations, and provide all information necessary to ensure that your program is in compliance with these requirements.

mde 610Course DescriptionAll CACFP sponsors must maintain a nonprofit food service program. This course includes two lessons that cover the evaluation of program revenue and expenses, financial recordkeeping and controls, and expectations with operating a nonprofit CACFP.

Capital BuildingTo protect the integrity of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), 7 CFR 226, the CACFP Regulations, require the state agency to develop factors for all new and participating institutions to determine their compliance with the Performance Standards, also called VCA:  Viability, Capability, and Accountability.  VCA and Internal Controls: Evaluating Compliance with the Performance Standards assists institutions in making this determination by providing guidelines for institutions to identify the documentation necessary to demonstrate their on-going compliance.  The course will also discuss ways for institutions to adopt internal controls that will allow them to maintain and improve VCA.

course-logoCACFP sponsors may need to modify planned meals in order to accommodate participants with disabilities or special dietary needs. The course summarizes the responsibilities sponsors have when accommodating participants’ meal requests. The course also discusses medical statements, meal pattern requirements, and accommodating non-disabling special dietary needs. The CACFP Meal Service Training Grant (MSTG), United States Department of Agriculture, provides the funding for this online training course.

logo 514Family style meal service has the opportunity to teach children so much more than just how to eat. Learn the benefits of family style meal service, best practices to incorporate it into your meal service option, and what you must do to maintain CACFP Compliance. In addition, participants will learn best practices for conversations starters around the meal table, how to encourage staff to role model positive eating behaviors, and what equipment is need for family style meal service success. The CACFP Meal Service Training Grant (MSTG), United States Department of Agriculture, provides the funding for this online training course.

logo 505A CACFP Meal Pattern Guide is a 1 hour online course with 11 activities. Participants will learn about tools to guide them to determine if a food is creditable to the CACFP meal pattern, and how much they need to serve for each age group to be in compliance. The CACFP Meal Service Training Grant (MSTG), United States Department of Agriculture, provides the funding for this online training course.

logo 506A CACFP Infant Meal Pattern Guide is a 1 hour online course with 7 activities. Participants will learn about tools to guide them to determine if an infant food is creditable to the CACFP infant meal pattern, and what and how much they need to serve to be in compliance. The CACFP Meal Service Training Grant (MSTG), United States Department of Agriculture, provides the funding for this online training course.