Wisconsin Child & Adult Care
Food Program Updates

Read our update articles to stay aware of changes to the Food Program. Find out about upcoming workshops and other wellness opportunities. Contact your sponsor if you need more details.

Maintain nutritious meal service in your child care by making sure you follow updated regulations. The USDA continues to look at recommendations for making meals healthier for children, and more improvements will be coming. Your sponsor will let you know about any changes to the Meal Patterns, and you can also read about changes here. Check this page for upcoming training sessions your sponsor has scheduled.

Grain Ounce Equivalents


June 10th, 2021

Starting on October 1, 2021, family day care homes will be required to use ounce equivalents as the method of measuring and portioning items in the grains component in the CACFP. Using the ounce equivalent helps streamline the CACFP with other child nutrition programs, such as the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP), that already use oz. equivalents. It is also how grains are referred to in the National Dietary Guidelines for Americans and in consumer messaging such as MyPlate. This method also helps us to know we are serving the right portions of grains
to meet the nutritional needs of children.

For more resources from the USDA on grain ounce equivalents, please visit the USDA website.

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