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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.

Updates to Nutrition Requirements in CACFP


April 25th, 2024

The USDA recently released a Final Rule to better aligns meal patterns in the CACFP, SFSP, and School Meals with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Changes that Impact CACFP include: 

  • Changing limits for breakfast cereals and yogurt from total sugars to added sugars.
  • Allowing vegetables to be substituted for grains in programs that primarily serve American Indian or Alaska Native children, as well as in Guam and Hawaii.
  • Allowing nuts and seeds to credit for the full meats/meat alternates component.

Hear from USDA Food and Nutrition Services on the updates to CACFP and SFSP meal patterns in their webinar on May 16th at 2 PM Eastern.

Register here!

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