News and Announcements

CACFP News and Announcements

2019 CACFP Annual Training Registration is NOW AVAILABLE! Training will be held in May and June at various locations around the state. Visit the CNP Training Registration page to register for a training near you. A flyer detailing training locations, dates and times is available online and has also been sent to CACFP sponsors.  As a reminder, renewal applications for Fiscal Year 2020 (beginning July 1, 2019) will not be approved until you meet this annual training requirement.
posted: 22 Mar 2019

CACFP Week ImageNational CACFP Week is celebrated during the third week of March to raise awareness and provide educational information on the Child and Adult Care Food Program and its role in fighting hunger.  Nebraska Department of Education – Nutrition Services is taking part in the campaign and hope you will consider participating as well.  Start planning now using some of the simple ideas provided by the National CACFP Sponsor Association.  Check out “Take the Provider Challenge,” where providers do seven challenges in seven days.  There are  20 Challenges from which to choose.  Take the pledge to eat healthy – print and take a picture of holding pledge and share on social media.

The Small Purchase Procurement Log is now available  CACFP participants need to complete this for a “basket” of staple grocery items they typically purchase. Please contact NDE Nutrition Services with questions about this requirement.

Recipes for Healthy Kids cookbooks now available!
Download the cookbook today. Made available by Team Nutrition.
posted: 28 Jan 2014

Healthier CACFP Awards Available
Download the Healthier CACFP Award Resource Book to learn about how your center can apply for the award.

Download the Healthier CACFP Awards Application
posted: 29 Mar 2012

Milk Requirements – USDA memo revised
USDA has revised CACFP Memo 21-2011 regarding the nutritional requirements for fluid milk and fluid milk substitutes.
posted: 15 Sep 2011

Current Fiscal Year Reimbursement Rates
The reimbursement rates for the Child and Adult Care Food Program were published in today’s Federal Register. Click here for rates.

USDA Issues Policy Memo 05-2017 clarifying the use of Offer Vs Serve and Family Style Meal Service
posted: 05 March 2019

USDA Issues Policy Memo 20-2016 regarding Availability of Water in CACFP
posted: 05 March 2019

Food Contract for CACFP available in Adobe PDF fillable form
Click here for the updated version of the Food Contract for CACFP (April 2017).
posted: 2 May 2017

Are your records 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.
posted: 8 Oct 2013

Child Care enrollment forms
Child care centers – are you remembering to have your enrollment forms updated annually? Every 12 months, you need to have parents review the information regarding usual days in care and usual times in care; make changes, if necessary; initial and date the form. Remember, the updating applies ONLY to enrollment forms. You must get NEW Income Eligibility forms (IEFs) every year.
posted: 8 Oct 2013

Updated November 8, 2019 12:56pm