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2020 CACFP Training 

Below are the names, dates, times, and locations and a link to more information for upcoming CACFP trainings.

Name of Training Date and Time Location Additional Information
CACFP Virtual Conference - Meals for the Picky Eater September 29, 2020 1:00 - 3:00 pm On-Line Click on Name of Training to sign-up
CACFP Virtual Conference - Meals for the Picky Eater October 6, 2020 1:00 - 3:00 pm On-line Click on Name of Training to sign-up

 

CACFP Online Trainings

  • Steps to CACFP Success Online Workshop
  • Healthy Menu Makeover Module
  • CACFP Wellness Modules
    • Farm to CACFP
    • Meaningful Mealtimes
    • Trying New Foods
    • Opportunities for Active Play
    • Nutrition Education
    • CACFP Meal Pattern Best Practices
    • Smarter Mealtime Scorecard
    • Meal Pattern Best Practices
    • Smarter Mealtime Scorecard

Feeding Infants in the CACFP

Pick from a variety of lessons to create a training that best fits your needs. The Feeding Infants in the CACFP modules were created using the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Feeding Infants in the CACFP guide and corresponding training tools. Each 30 minute lesson contains a webcast, practice questions, resources, and a certificate of completion. The lesson topics are listed below:

  • Lesson 1: Overview of the CACFP Infant Meal Pattern
  • Lesson 2: Identifying and Responding to Hunger and Fullness Signs
  • Lesson 3: Creating a Breastfeeding Friendly Environment in a Child Care Site
  • Lesson 4: Storing and Handling Breastmilk in a Child Care Site
  • Lesson 5: Selecting, Storing, and Handling Infant Formula in a Child Care Site
  • Lesson 6: Bottle Feeding and Introducing a Cup
  • Lesson 7: Developmental Readiness for Solid Foods
  • Lesson 8: Infant Feeding Skills and Modifying Food Textures
  • Lesson 9: Creditable Infant Foods: Part 1
  • Lesson 10: Creditable Infant Foods: Part 2

Centers that watch at least 4 lessons are eligible to apply for the CACFP $350 sub-grant. The award money can be used to implement lessons learned from the infant training. Get started right away as all applications are due by November 30, 2020. Click on this link to access the application. Contact Christine Crow at christine.crow@iowa.gov with questions related to the sub-grant.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on November 29, 2020 at 11:06pm.