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The Importance of CACFP at the Institute of Medicine Presented by Geri Henchy
Geri Henchy, Director of Nutrition Policy and Early Education Programs
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Overview of Child and Adult Care Food Program Impact and Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act
Healthy Plates for young Children - How to Serve Them?
  Video Short about the Nutrition and Wellness Tips for Young Children: Provider Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
Update on Food and Nutrition Operations: Child Nutrition Programs
  Update about funding for nutrition programs from USDA. Budget signed by the president provides funding for Federal programs through January 15, 2014. Learn more by reading the memo
Senator Klobuchar, A Friend of the CACFP
  At the National CACFP Sponsors Association Conference in September, Senator Amy Klobuchar was awarded the Friend of the CACFP award. She was unable to attend by recorded a personal message for all to view. See the press release and video to learn more.
Government Shutdown and CACFP Information and Links
  What does it mean for the food program with this government shutdown? We have a list of resources and information that is continually updated here. Memos from USDA, articles from around the country. This list is your place for CACFP news.
CACFP Marketing Ideas
  Find examples of CACFP brochures, videos, websites and Facebook pages that sponsors and states have created and distributed to talk about the food program with others. Look through these examples to learn about the program, get inspiration for your own marketing efforts or just see different perspectives nationwide.
You Can Order These For Free for Your Providers! Nutrition & Wellness Tips for Young Children: Provider Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program
  Looking for ways to better engage children with healthy food and physical activity? Well, look no further. You can use the Nutrition and Wellness Tips for Young Children: Provider Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). This handy manual, with easy-to-use tip sheets, is perfect to help you serve healthy plates and keep children moving. The best part? Order print copies and get them delivered to you completely free! Providers, CACFP Sponsoring Organizations, State Agencies and others who participate in USDA Child Nutrition programs can order them here: http://tn.ntis.gov/. You can also access PDF copies of the handbook here. It's for the children. It's for CACFP. It's for you! This handbook is something you want to have in your toolbox of serving children healthy meals and snacks.
A CACFP Training Garden - Community Action of Eastern Iowa
  Community Action of Eastern Iowa gardens every year to train providers and parents about gardening. Introducing them to how plants, veggies or fruit might look before it hits your table or even is made into clothes like cotton! Learn more about this wonderful tool they use for training.
Turning A Parking Lot Into a Garden - The Bay State CCFP Garden Experiment
  Baystate Child and Adult Care Food Program Sponsor, in Massachusetts, started posting pictures of their garden experiment on their Facebook page. ChildCareInfo.com was so excited about it, we thought we'd share their inspiration and the photos here.
ChildCareInfo.com Star - Jodi Merianos from Massachusetts!
  Meet our ChildCareInfo.com Star, a Claims Director at Child Development Health and Nutrition, Inc, Jodi Merianos. Jodi shared with us her role in the CACFP, why the work her agency does is important and what her job is all about. Read about Jodi and congratulate her on a job well done! Also, she tells us about Frushi!

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