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CFPA Submits Letter to USDA on CACFP Implementation

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8.2.2016 CFPA submitted a letter to USDA urging implementation of the new Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) nutrition standards to align with stakeholder recommendations.

Recommendations shared with USDA were the product of a stakeholder engagement process, funded by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, that took place in April and May of 2016. CFPA convened a group of California child care experts in collaboration with the California Department of Education and the Child Care Food Program Roundtable to develop strategies for an effective and coordinated implementation plan. CFPA is committed to ensuring CACFP implementation sustains or even increases participation in the CACFP. Over the coming year we will continue to engage with our child care partners to ensure the recommendations that resulted from this process are achieved.

      Read the implementation recommendations. PDF
      Read the letter submitted to USDA. PDF
      To learn more about the standards, check out CFPA's CACFP meal pattern page.

Questions? Contact Melissa Cannon at 510.433.1122 ext 102