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Deliciously Organic: Celebrate National Organic Month with Flavorful CACFP Recipes

As we commemorate National Organic Month, there’s no better way to highlight the importance of organic food than by serving up delectable dishes that are both nutritious and flavorful. In this article, you can find four recipes that you can ensure are a delightful experience for children while also providing them with the essential nutrients they need

The Easy Way to Create Childcare Meal Plans

The Secret Ingredient To Easy Childcare Meal Plans Let’s face it, meal planning is hard enough when it’s for your own family. But nothing compares to the often stressful job of creating childcare meal plans that adhere to CACFP (Child & Adult Care Food Program) guidelines and are easy to manage. The good news is

Protecting Your Childcare Business in a CACFP Audit

When it comes to accurately recording your Food Program and maintaining compliance with the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), the key lies in paying attention to the details. Without the right approach to managing the paperwork, an innocent miscalculation or an expired form can affect your monthly reimbursement and result in corrective actions

New Federal Reimbursement Rates for CACFP

It’s official! New federal reimbursement rates are now available at the federal register. Not to worry, we have the breakdown for you here. Remember that these rates are effective from July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024.  However, we know what you’re wondering, and yes: Rates have been updated in KidKare (Minute Menu CX and Minute

3 Strategies for Maximizing CACFP Reimbursements

When you participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), you obviously want to make sure you’re always maximizing your reimbursements instead of leaving any money on the table. There are many ways to go about it. Some strategies are easier than others. Some are program-oriented, while others are based in communication and

CACFP Budget Season: How to Prepare for Your Program’s Expenses

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) budget season is approaching, which means it’s time to plan out your Food Program’s expenses. Every year Sponsors and Center-based programs must submit an annual budget. In addition, they should submit revisions to the budget after periodic analysis and before actual changes in the budget are made.

Meal Planning Tips

When you’re new to the Food Program (CACFP), the essential task of meal planning can be intimidating. That’s totally understandable and why we’re offering the tips below to help you focus on what’s important and make your Food Program a success.  The best place to start is with the Food Program meal patterns. Think of

CACFP Tips for Infant Nutrition

One of the most important ways to give children the best start in life is by ensuring that they receive proper nutrition from the very beginning. Thankfully, there are programs available to help, such as The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). This invaluable program provides funding and support to childcare settings for serving

The importance of employee engagement in early childhood education

Employee engagement is an essential component of any successful early childhood education program. Annetta Rutland, with her extensive experience in the early childhood education industry, knows this better than anyone. In the video linked below, she provides tips and strategies on how to create an engaged team, which is integral to the success of any

CACFP Nutrition Tips for Children: How to Build a Stronger Tomorrow

Children are the future, and what they eat today will shape their tomorrow. The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a national program by the Food and Nutrition Service U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that provides nutritious snacks and meals to children and adults in childcare facilities, schools, and after-school programs. Participating in

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