Proposed CACFP Meal Pattern Rule: What Californians Need to Know to Comment

California has a group called the California Food Policy Advocates (CFPA) which educates and advocates for food policy with the state legislature.  There is a division focused on child care policy and CFPA has created a fact sheet for the CACFP Meal Pattern Proposed Rule.  While the numbers are specific to California, much of what's shared is pertinent to anyone involved in child care nutrition.

CFPA is an effective group for efforts to establish policy for nutrition in child care. Know about what they do and look for a group that focuses on policy in your state - it's an important part of the system.


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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