USDA recently revised the CACFP meal patterns to ensure children and infants have access to healthy, balanced meals throughout the day. Under the updated child and adult meal patterns, meals served will include a greater variety of vegetables and fruit, more whole grains, and less added sugar and saturated fat. The changes to the infant meal pattern support breastfeeding and the consumption of vegetables and fruit without added sugars. CACFP centers and day care homes must comply with the updated meal patterns by October 1, 2017.
Our Daily Bread of Tennessee is here to assist you during the transition to the new meal patter requirements! We have developed the “Step-up To Nutrition” training workshop to help you better understand the meal pattern changes and how to best implement them at your child care site. These training sessions will be held throughout the state of Tennessee beginning January 2018. Look to the right to find a training in a city near you!