News and Announcements
What's new in CACFP
The NDE CACFP application now has a feature for you to report your upcoming Field Trips. Prior to taking children/participants on a field trip, where a meal will be served and claimed for reimbursement, the sponsoring organization must notify NDE.
In the Application Packet>Click on “Details” Site Field Trip List>next screen will allow you to “Create New Field Trip”>”Continue” then enter the specifics of the “Trip Details”>SAVE.
USDA has announced the new rates of reimbursement to be effective from July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022. The rates for Nebraska participants are the Contiguous States rates. The cash-in-lieu rates will be available at a later date. Click here for rates.
New infant daily production records are available. These new forms reflect the requirements of reporting all grains, including iron-fortified infant cereal in ounce equivalents. Grains in the form of bread/bread-like items, crackers, iron-fortified infant cereal, or ready-to-eat cereals are an important part of meals and snacks in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). To make sure infants get enough grains, required amounts of grain items are listed in the infant meal pattern as ounce equivalents (oz eq). Feeding Infants
The Infant Formula Selection and Solid Foods forms is intended to be a living document shared between the child care provider and families to ensure that formula and solid baby foods are served at the discretion of the parents.
The Child Nutrition Virtual Summit was originally held on August 11, 12, 18 and 19, 2020. You can now access all the sessions on demand for over 20 hours of Continuing Education Units. CEUs marked with a $ are paid resources and pricing can be found on the respective item’s expanded information.
The 2022 National Child Nutrition Conference has been announced for April 19-22, 2022 in New Orleans, LA.
Team Nutrition Trainings available – click for resources found on the NDE website.
Records must be available on site
CACFP regulations require that your records be available for inspection on-site during your normal business hours. This means if you are visited by NDE Nutrition Services or USDA representatives and your records are not available on-site, an overclaim will be assessed for all months with missing records.