States That Require Usage of CACFP Meal Patterns

Even If you are not a CACFP participant, you might be impacted by the revised meal pattern proposed rule.  Below you'll see a map of the states that require usage of the CACFP Meal Pattern in some way.  Used the information from: Achieving a State of Healthy Weight: A National Assessment of Obesity Prevention Terminology in Child Care Regulations 2010, January 2011  by National Resource Center for Health and Safety In Child Care and Early Education, Page 101.

If you see your state on this map, pay attention to the revised meal pattern conversation and comments taking place over the next 90 days.

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Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building