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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Live Webinars

New Meal Pattern Q&A: Choosing Breakfast Cereals

New Meal Pattern Q&A: Choosing Breakfast Cereals
Target Audience
Adult Day Care Directors, Child Care Directors, Administrators, Teachers and Cooks
Description
Join the CACFP Nutrition Team for a 30 minute “Q&A” session on choosing creditable cereals in CACFP. Be sure to view the Team Nutrition webinar “Choose Breakfast Cereals That Are Lower in Added Sugars” on October 19th from 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM, prior to the Q&A session. Registration details can be found on the NCCARES home page.
Objectives
Institutions will have the opportunity to ask nutrition consultants questions about the new CACFP meal pattern guidelines related to breakfast cereals.
Date(s)  Time Registration
Friday October 20, 2017 2:00-2:30 PM Use this link to view the webinar on October 20 – no preregistration required.

 

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


 NC CARES Upgrade and Application Update 2017-2018

NC CARES Upgrade and Application Update 2017-2018
Target Audience
Owners, Directors, Administrators of Independent Centers and Sponsoring Organizations
Description

This webinar will provide guidance and information on how to navigate the upgraded NC Cares website, and how to submit Application Update 2017-2018 for your institution. No registration fee is required.

It is strongly recommended that the attendee from the organization be the person(s) who submitted their individual NCID to the state agency. 

Objectives

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

  • Navigate the upgraded NC Cares website
  • Complete and submit Application Update 2017-2018
TOPIC DATE LOCATION REGISTRATION
Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes Anytime Webinar NC Cares Upgrade and Application Update 2017-2018 - SOs of DCH
Sponsoring Organizations of Centers Anytime Webinar NC Cares Upgrade and Application Update 2017-2018 SOs of Centers
Independent Centers Anytime Webinar NC Cares Upgrade and Application Update 2017-2018 ICs


NC CARES Claims Submission

Claims Submission in NC CARES
Target Audience

Owners, Directors, Administrators of Independent Centers and Sponsoring Organizations

Description

This webinar will provide guidance and information on how to navigate the upgraded NC Cares website to complete monthly institution claim submissions.

It is strongly recommended that the attendee from the organization be the person(s) who submitted their individual NCID to the state agency and is responsible for filing monthly claims for the institution.

Objectives

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

  • Complete and submit monthly claims
  • Complete and submit Application Update 2017-2018

TOPIC DATE LOCATION REGISTRATION
Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes Anytime Webinar SO Day Care Home Registration
Sponsoring Organizations of Centers Anytime Webinar SO Centers Registration
Independent Centers Anytime Webinar IC Registration


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


 New Meal Pattern: Adult

CACFP New Meal Pattern Training:  Adult
Target Audience

Individuals responsible for adult meal patterns - cooks, kitchen managers, administrators, and adult day care providers.

Description

This two-hour training is geared to staff who work in adult day care centers. The updated meal patterns ensure that adults have access to the most nutritious meals throughout the day. These new meal patterns ensure this by increased consumption of whole grains, a greater variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as promoting less added sugar and saturated fat in meals offered in adult day care settings. Participants will learn about all the changes to the adult meal patterns effective October 1, 2017.

Objectives

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

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

Date; Time Location Registration Link
Any time Webinar Coming Soon


 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


 USDA’s CACFP Halftime: Thirty on Thursday Webinars

Webinar Series
Target Audience
FNS regional offices, state agencies, sponsoring organizations, and CACFP program operators, including child care providers, are invited to participate.
Description

On October 19, 2017, USDA’s Team Nutrition initiative will present the first of a series of interactive, skills-building webinars on the updated Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) meal patterns.

The webinar series, entitled CACFP Halftime: Thirty on Thursdays, will take place on the third Thursday of each month and will be offered in both English and Spanish. The English webinar will be held from 2:00-2:30pm ET, and the Spanish webinar will be held from 3:00-3:30pm ET.

Future CACFP Halftime webinars will focus on other popular topics that include:

  • Choose Yogurts That Are Lower in Added Sugars
  • Serving Milk in the CACFP
  • Menu Planning for the CACFP
  • Identify Foods That Are Whole Grain-Rich
  • Grain-Based Desserts in the CACFP
  • How to Serve Meat and Meat Alternates Instead of Grains at Breakfast
  • Offer Versus Serve in the CACFP
  • Recipe Development and Crediting
  • Meal Pattern for 13-18 Year Old Age Group
  • Feeding Infants in the CACFP

State agencies are encouraged to share this announcement with their CACFP sponsoring organizations and independent centers. Questions about the CACFP Halftime Webinar Series may be sent to TeamNutrition@fns.usda.gov.

Registration

To register for the webinar, please visit the CACFP Halftime Webinar page.

 

Onsite Training

 New Meal Pattern: Infant

CACFP New Meal Pattern Training:  Infant
Target Audience

Individuals responsible for infant meal patterns - early childhood education staff, cooks, kitchen managers, administrators, and infant care providers.

Description

This half day training is geared to staff who work in child care centers serving infants. New meal patterns have been created to ensure infants are provided the most nutritious meals throughout the day through the promotion of breastfeeding and basing infant meals on developmental readiness. Participants will learn about all the changes to the infant meal patterns effective October 1, 2017.

Objectives

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

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

Date; Time Location Registration Link
October 16, 2017; 1:30 - 4:00pm Raleigh, NC Class full


 New Meal Pattern: Child

CACFP New Meal Pattern Training:  Child
Target Audience

Individuals responsible for child meal patterns - early childhood education staff, cooks, kitchen managers, administrators, and child care providers.

Description

This half day training is geared to staff who work in child care centers. The updated meal patterns ensure that children have access to the most nutritious meals throughout the day. These new meal patterns ensure this by increased consumption of whole grains, a greater variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as promoting less added sugar and saturated fat in meals offered in child care settings. Participants will learn about all the changes to the child meal patterns effective October 1, 2017.

Objectives

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

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

Date; Time Location Registration Link
October 16, 2017; 9:00am - 12:00pm Raleigh, NC Class full


 Potential Institution Training

  • November 15-16, 2017; Jamestown, NC; Registration coming soon
  • December 5-6, 2017; Kenansville, 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.