Special Nutrition Programs

Special Nutrition Program Trainings

The Special Nutrition Programs unit of the Nutrition Services Branch has program training scheduled for the fiscal year. Follow the links below to find further information about each class (may require Adobe Reader).

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Child and Adult Care Food Program Training (CACFP)

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Prerecorded Webinars

Programmatic Webinars

2 CFR 200 Uniform Guidance Property Standards Webinar

2 CFR 200 Uniform Guidance Property Standards Webinar
Target Audience
Directors, owners, and administrators of all types of participating institutions
Description

Institutions that purchase equipment and supplies with Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) funds are required to use, manage, safeguard and dispose of equipment and supplies acquired under the agreement in accordance with 2 CFR §200.310 through §200.316, Property Standards. These standards cover title, insurance, management, property trust relationships and disposition. When it comes to compliance, understanding the complexities of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is a vital first step. Accordingly, the Special Nutrition Programs, Nutrition Services Branch, is providing training to assist Institutions in implementing the property standards under the CACFP agreement.

Click to view the regulations this training will cover.

Objectives
  • Learn about an institution's responsibilities for the management of equipment and supplies under the new property standards.
  • Gain an understanding of property management and its importance.
  • Acquire the essential skills necessary to successfully implement the property standards.
Date(s)  Time Registration
Any time
Pre-recorded webinar View the webinar

 Budget Basics for Independent Centers

Budget Basics for Independent Centers
Target Audience
Individual(s) responsible for competing the CACFP Budget
Description

This pre-recorded webinar presents the CACFP budget tool and provides guidance to institutions completing the budget for the first time or updating an existing budget.

Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify budget planning resources
  • Know federal requirements for CACFP budgets
  • Estimate their institution’s CACFP reimbursement
  • Complete a budget for independent centers
Topic Date Location Links
Budget Basics for Independent Centers Any time Webinar Register for and view the recorded webinar


 Budget Basics for Sponsoring Organizations of Centers

Budget Basics for Sponsoring Organizations of Centers
Target Audience
Individual(s) responsible for competing the CACFP Budget for Sponsoring Organizations of Centers
Description

This pre-recorded webinar presents the CACFP budget tools for sponsoring organizations and their sponsored centers. This training provides guidance to institutions completing the budget for the first time or updating an existing budget.

Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify budget planning resources
  • Know federal requirements for CACFP budgets
  • Estimate their institution’s CACFP reimbursement
  • Complete a budget for a sponsoring organization and their sponsored centers
Topic Date Location Links
Budget Basics for Sponsoring Organizations of Centers Any time Webinar Register for and view the recorded webinar


 Budget Basics for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes

Budget Basics for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes
Target Audience
Individual(s) responsible for competing the CACFP Budget for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes
Description

This pre-recorded webinar presents the CACFP budget tools for sponsoring organizations of day care homes. This training provides guidance to institutions completing the budget for the first time or updating an existing budget.

Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify budget planning resources
  • Know federal requirements for CACFP budgets
  • Estimate their institution’s CACFP reimbursement
  • Complete a budget for a sponsoring organization of day care homes
Topic Date Location Links
Budget Basics for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes Any time Webinar Register for and view the recorded webinar


 Civil Rights Training (CACFP) Webinar

Civil Rights Training (CACFP) Webinar
Target Audience
Directors, owners, and administrators of all types of participating institutions
Description

This civil rights training is a yearly training requirement for participating CACFP institutions and their facilities. The goal of this training is to describe the civil rights procedures and requirements that apply to both the State Agency and local agencies operating the Child and Adult Care Food Program as described in the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Instruction 113-1 document.

Objectives

At the end of these trainings, participants will be able to:

  • Define the annual civil rights training requirements
  • Identify the FNS Instruction 113-1 as a Civil Rights guidance document
  • Define discrimination
  • Identify the six protected classes
  • Apply the 9 Compliance Areas in Civil Rights
Topic Date Location Links
Civil Rights Training (CACFP) Webinar Any time Webinar


Nutrition and Physical Activity Webinars

 Go Fresh Go Local with CACFP Webinar

Go Fresh Go Local with CACFP Webinar
Target Audience
Early childhood education staff, administrators, and child care providers.
Description

Farm to Preschool is taking off across North Carolina. From starting a small garden to featuring local produce on menus, Farm to CACFP can increase children’s willingness to try new foods and is good for the local economy. This webinar will “dig in” to how you can start or enhance your farm to preschool activities while also following CACFP guidelines.

Objectives

At the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

  1. Describe Farm to Preschool (definition and benefits).
  2. Identify ideas and resources for how to go fresh and local in your CACFP program.
Date(s) Time Registration
Available 24/7 Pre-recorded webinar Register and view the webinar


 Healthy Lifestyle Role Modeling Webinar

Healthy Lifestyle Role Modeling Webinar
Target Audience
Early childhood education staff, administrators, and child care providers.
Description

Have picky eaters? Want to sample new foods in your child care facility, but don’t know the best approach? Need ways to help engage staff and promote healthy lifestyle choices at the same time? This webinar will help! You will learn the ‘how-to’ and best practices to follow nutrition standards for role modeling in your child care setting. The webinar will focus on 10 specific and simple tips for role modeling that you can begin to implement immediately following the webinar viewing. We will also share resources for promoting these nutrition standards.

Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand "best practice" physical activity and nutrition standards for child care as they apply to role modeling.
  2. Use those standards in multiple areas of the child care setting to promote healthy lifestyle role modeling.
  3. Identify available resources and materials that can be used for promoting these practices within your institution and with the families and lives of those in your care.

This session has been granted 1.0 Contact Hour Credit through the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE).

Date(s) Time Registration
Any time Pre-recorded webinar


 Let’s Build A Healthy Snack Webinar

Let’s Build A Healthy Snack Webinar
Target Audience
Child Care Directors, Administrators, Teachers, and Cooks in child care facilities.
Description

Do you serve snacks in your child care facility or at-risk afterschool program? Are you looking for nutritious alternatives to crackers and fruit juice? This webinar will give participants suggestions for healthy, creditable and affordable snacks and introduce child care facilities to the new CACFP snack meal patterns.

Objectives

Participants will learn how to:

  1. Identify CACFP child meal pattern requirements for snacks
  2. Identify new, revised CACFP meal pattern standards
  3. Use the Food Buying Guide to project food purchasing needs for CACFP snacks
  4. Plan healthy, reimbursable, affordable snacks
Date(s) Time Registration
Any time Pre-recorded webinar View the webinar


 Make Half Your Whole Grains Whole - Child Care Webinar

Make Half Your Grains Whole – Child Care Webinar
Target Audience
Early childhood education staff, administrators, and child care providers.
Description

Are you finding the healthier breads, cereals and grains to offer at your child care hard to shop for?

This webinar will help to answer this question! It will concentrate on helping child care centers to optimize breads, cereals and grains served in the CACFP. You will learn the ‘how-to’ and best practices to follow nutrition standards for serving the bread/grain component in child care settings. We will also share resources for promoting these nutrition standards.

This session has been granted 1.0 Contact Hour Credit through the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE).

Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand "best practice" nutrition standards for child care as they apply to grains.
  2. Use those standards in purchasing healthier grains in child care settings.
  3. Identify available resources and materials that can be used for promoting these practices within your institution and with the families and lives of those in your care.
Date(s) Time Links
Any time Pre-recorded webinar


 Moving More in Child Care Webinar

Moving More in Child Care Webinar
Target Audience
Early childhood education staff, administrators, and child care providers
Description
  • Want to boost your physical activity curriculum?
  • Need ideas for new types of physical activity in your child care facility?
  •  Want to promote an active lifestyle?

You will learn the ‘how-to’ and best practices to follow physical activity standards for moving more in your child care setting. The webinar will focus on different types of movement such as lifestyle activity, structured activity and unstructured activity, or ‘free play’ that you can begin to implement immediately following the webinar viewing. We will also share resources for promoting these physical activity standards.

Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand "best practice" physical activity standards for child care as they apply to moving more in child care.
  • Describe and explain the joys and health benefits of movement.
  •  Identify available resources and materials that can be used for promoting these practices within your institution and with the families and lives of those in your care.
Date(s) Time Registration
Any time Pre-recorded webinar


 NEW CACFP Meal Pattern Webinar

NEW CACFP Meal Pattern
Target Audience
Early childhood education staff, administrators, and child care providers
Description

This training is designed to give you an overview of the changes to the CACFP meal pattern effective October 1, 2017. The training team intends to provide future trainings and resources with more detailed information on the specific meal pattern changes and how they will impact your work in the coming months.

Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Review the new CACFP meal patterns established with the final rule
  2. Increase knowledge of changes to anticipate at institutions once the final rule is implemented on October 1, 2017
  3. Learn about areas to target future trainings to best meet your needs
Date/Time Time Location
Any time Pre-recorded webinar Register and view the webinar


 North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Childcare Designation Webinar

North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Childcare Designation Webinar
Target Audience
Child care providers, child care administrators, community partners, staff, and parents
Description

This webinar will introduce participants to the Ten Steps to Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care, summarize the benefits of having a breastfeeding-friendly child care, describe the process for applying for the North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designation, and explain how child care facilities are awarded the North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designation.

Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the Ten Steps to Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care
  • Recognize the benefits of having a breastfeeding-friendly child care
  • Understand the process for applying for the North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designation
  • Learn how child care facilities are awarded the North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care designation
Date/Time Location
Any time Webinar


 Rethink Your Drink: Healthier Beverage Options for Child Care Webinar

Rethink Your Drink: Healthier Beverage Options for Child Care Webinar
Target Audience
Early childhood education staff, administrators, and child care providers.
Description

Are you finding the right beverage to offer at your child care baffling at times? Wonder why certain beverages are recommended for CACFP? This webinar will help to answer your questions! It will concentrate on helping child care centers to optimize beverage choices served in the CACFP. You will learn the ‘how-to’ and best practices to follow nutrition standards for serving beverages in your child care setting, with focus on these beverages: water, milk, juice, breast milk and sweetened beverages. We will also share resources for promoting these nutrition standards.

This session has been granted 1.0 Contact Hour Credit through the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE).

Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Summarize nutrition standards for water, milk, breast milk and juice in child care settings
  2. Describe ways to promote water consumption
  3. Explain the best practices for serving milk and juice
  4. List techniques for bottle feeding
  5. Utilize resources to further promote healthy beverage choices.

Date(s) Time Registration
Any time Pre-recorded webinar


Onsite Training

 CACFP Duties and Documents Training - Independent Centers

CACFP Duties and Documents Training - Independent Centers
Target Audience

Individuals responsible for recordkeeping and overall administration of the CACFP in independent child care or adult day care facilities.

Description

This half day training is geared to staff who work in independent child care centers or adult day care centers. Participants will learn about the daily, monthly, and annual duties necessary for the successful operation of the CACFP. Participants will also learn about forms, documents and resources available for the administration of the CACFP.

Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand daily, monthly, and annual duties necessary for the successful operation of the Child and Adult Care Food Program
  • Identify forms, documents and resources helpful for the administration of the Child and Adult Care Food Program

Date; Time Location Registration Link
August 23, 2017; 10 AM - 3 PM Clyde, NC Online Registration
August 28, 2017; 10 AM - 3 PM Greensboro, NC Online Registration


 CACFP Duties and Documents Training - Sponsoring Organizations

CACFP Duties and Documents Training - Sponsoring Organizations
Target Audience

Individuals responsible for recordkeeping and overall administration of the CACFP in sponsoring organizations of child care or adult day care facilities.

Description

This half day training is geared to staff who work for sponsoring organizations of child care centers or adult day care centers. Participants will learn about the daily, monthly, and annual duties necessary for the successful operation of the CACFP. Participants will also learn about forms, documents and resources available for the administration of the CACFP.

Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand daily, monthly, and annual duties necessary for the successful operation of the Child and Adult Care Food Program
  • Identify forms, documents and resources helpful for the administration of the Child and Adult Care Food Program

Date; Time Location Registration Link
August 23, 2017; 10 AM - 3 PM Clyde, NC Online Registration
August 28, 2017; 10 AM - 3 PM Greensboro, NC Online Registration


 NEW Meal Pattern Training from the Institute of Child Nutrition

NEW Meal Pattern Training from the Institute of Child Nutrition
Target Audience

Owners, Directors, Administrators or Independent Institutions and Sponsoring Organizations

Description

This training will be conducted by the Institute of Child Nutrition in association with USDA, and hosted by the NC CACFP Nutrition Training and Policy Team.   

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 required that the meal patterns for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) be revised and updated to better align with the most current nutrition research and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The updated meal patterns ensure that children and adults have access to the most nutritious meals throughout the day. These new meal patterns ensure this by promoting breastfeeding, increased consumption of whole grains, a greater variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as less added sugar and saturated fat. This full-day training will include interactive activities and look at the major changes to the infant, child and adult meal patterns, which are effective October 1, 2017. We’ll examine all the changes to the components of the meal patterns, sugar limits on breakfast cereals and yogurt, prohibition of grain-based desserts, addition of tofu as a creditable meat alternate, and limiting juice to once per day. 

Space is limited, only one person per agreement number, register early!

Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify changes to the CACFP meal patterns
  • Compare the revised CACFP meal patterns with the current CACFP meal patterns
  • Accurately implement the new meal patterns at your institution(s)

Training Dates Location Registration Deadline Registration Link
June 27, 2017 Haywood Community College (Clyde, NC) Closed Class Full
June 28, 2017 Wake Technical Community College (Raleigh, NC) Closed Class Full
June 29, 2017 Guilford Technical Community College (Greensboro, NC) Closed Class Full
July 6, 2017 Central Piedmont Community College (Charlotte, NC) Closed Class Full


 Potential Institution Training - Independent Centers

Potential Institution Training - Independent Centers
Target Audience

Owners, Directors, Administrators of Independent Centers

Description

This in-person, 2-day course is intended to introduce potential independent institutions to the application process and basic requirements for participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

To participate in CACFP, all interested institutions must attend this training. No registration fee is required.

Registration is limited to one person per institution. The same person must be in attendance both days. It is strongly recommended that the attendee from the organization be legally able to enter into a binding contract with the State Agency. 

Definition of Independent Center:  A single child care center, or outside-school hours care center or adult day care center, or at-risk after school program or emergency/homeless shelter.

Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Complete an accurate CACFP application packet
  • Describe the benefits, criteria and requirements for the CACFP
  • Apply regulations that govern the CACFP
  • Understand recordkeeping requirements for the CACFP
  • Identify required records

Date; Time Location Registration Link
September 13-14, 2017; 8:30 AM - 4 PM Hickory, NC Registration Coming Soon


 Potential Institution Training - Sponsoring Organizations

Potential Institution Training - Sponsoring Organizations
Target Audience

Owners, Directors, Administrators of Sponsoring Organizations

Description

This in-person, 2-day course is intended to introduce potential independent institutions to the application process and basic requirements for participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

To participate in CACFP, all interested institutions must attend this training. No registration fee is required.

Registration is limited to one person per institution. The same person must be in attendance both days. It is strongly recommended that the attendee from the organization be legally able to enter into a binding contract with the State Agency. 

Definition of Sponsoring Organization (Unaffiliated): A public or nonprofit private organization that is responsible for administering the CACFP in facilities that are legally distinct from the organization. Each facility under the sponsor has its own tax ID or EIN (Employer Identification Number). A Sponsoring Organization of Unaffiliated centers may sponsor one or any combination of:

  • One or more family day care homes
  • One or more child care centers
  • One or more adult day care centers
  • Emergency shelters
  • At-risk afterschool programs
  • Outside school hours care centers

 Definition of Sponsoring Organization (Affiliated): A for-profit or non-profit organization that is responsible for administering the CACFP in two or more child care centers, at-risk afterschool centers, adult day care centers or outside school hour care centers which are part of the same legal entity (eg., same federal tax ID/EIN number) as the organization.

*If a sponsored center is for-profit, at least 25% of enrolled participants in the center must receive Title XIX funds or be eligible for free or reduced price meals.

Objectives

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Complete an accurate CACFP application packet
  • Describe the benefits, criteria and requirements for the CACFP
  • Apply regulations that govern the CACFP
  • Understand recordkeeping requirements for the CACFP
  • Identify required records

Date; Time Location Registration Link
September 13-14, 2017; 8:30 AM - 4 PM Hickory, NC Registration Coming Soon



CACFP Registration Procedures

  • On-Site Training:
    • Maximum of one person from each institution, space limited.
    • Confirmation letter will be sent for each registration form received.
    • Directions to training location will be sent with confirmation.
    • No videotaping or audio taping of sessions is allowed.
    • Attendance of the entire program required. No partial credit given for any training.
    • Need to cancel? Space is often limited so please call the Nutrition, Training, and Policy Team at (919) 707-5784 and let us know so others may attend.
    • Have questions? Please call or email the Nutrition, Training, and Policy Team at (919) 707-5784 or email the CACFP Training Team.
  • Webinar Training:
    • Must have access to internet (with current Adobe Flash Player installed) for viewing and phone for sound.
    • Registration for webinars is completed online only. A link to the registration page is available with the training description.
    • If registering for CACFP webinar training for the first time, please complete all required fields.
    • If you have ever previously registered with us, click on the words “click here” on the screen. You must use the original email address and password that you used when you first registered for any training, so remember this information.
    • Confirmation for webinar registrations will be sent via email shortly before the date of the training event. Set up your computer so email messages will not go to junk or spam mail.
    • Call 1-800-422-3623 (Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro) for difficulties during any webinar. CACFP State Agency employees cannot assist with technical difficulties.