Online CACFP Training

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Online Course Catalog

$10

Civil Rights for Sponsoring Organizations (BTG-250)

Program institutions and facilities receiving federal financial assistance are required to comply with federal civil rights laws to ensure all Child Nutrition participants have equal access to all benefits and services. This course will review Civil Rights regulations, and provide all information necessary to ensure that your program is in compliance with these requirements.
$10

Boosting Menu Appeal in the SFSP (BTG-176)

Helping children get the nutrition they need for health and growth is what summer meals are all about. Creating appealing menus can help kids fuel up, have fun, and get the nutrition they need for growth and good health. This course will explore many ways sponsors can plan menus that kids will enjoy such as using local fruits and vegetables, adding variety and color, and making healthy meals fun!
$10

Improving Food Safety at SFSP Sites (BTG-175)

Sponsors participating in the SFSP agree to maintain the storage, preparation, and service of food with proper sanitation and health standards in ordinance with all state and health laws and regulations. Understanding the proper food safety practices is essential to a successful summer meals site to ensure that the food children consume is safe and to reduce the risk of a foodborne outbreak. This course will promote important food safety practices including good personal hygiene, food temperature and storage, and proper cleaning and sanitizing of foods. Help keep kids safe and food fresh during the summer months!
$10

Promoting and Marketing the Summer Meals Program (BTG-174)

Offering meals for the SFSP is a great way to ensure that children have access to meals in the summer months. But how do sponsors make sure that people are aware of SFSP sites? How do sponsors attract children and parents to summer meal sites? There are many forms of promotion and marketing that can help sponsors gain exposure. This course will discuss different ways to reach children and families by exploring forms of marketing and creative programming to build awareness and increase participation in the SFSP.
$10

Budgeting for SFSP Success (BTG-173)

The budget is the key to understanding the financial side of the SFSP. The SFSP budget helps sponsors establish goals, make decisions, and understand how program funds are generated and spent. Participants will explore the biggest expenses and sources of revenue in the SFSP and evaluate those against their budget to measure the effectiveness of their program operations. Stay on track and build a successful summer meals program!
$10

Exploring the Purchasing of Meals for SFSP (BTG-172)

SFSP sponsors who administer the SFSP have a strong commitment to the wellbeing of the children in their community. They want to serve meals to not only increase quality but to attract children to summer food sites. However, the purchasing of food, goods, and supplies can sometimes be a challenging process. This course will explore the options for buying meals in the SFSP, procurement methods, and the purchasing of local foods to maximize SFSP operations.
$10

Supporting SFSP Recordkeeping Excellence (BTG-171)

Sponsors must keep full and accurate records so that they can substantiate the number of program meals that they have submitted at each claim for reimbursement. And, that SFSP funds are used only for allowable SFSP costs. This course will discuss recordkeeping requirements for sponsors including meal counts, program costs, monitoring, and training. Participants will learn and appreciate the importance of complete, well organized, and accurate records in the SFSP.
$ 299

CACFP Annual Training for Centers 2021-2022 (PASA-210)

CACFP Annual Training for Child Care Centers is a 3 hour comprehensive online course designed to provide annual required training for sponsors participating in the CACFP.
$ 299

CACFP Annual Training for Day Care Homes 2021-2022 (PASA-211)

CACFP Annual Training for Day Care Homes is a 3 hour comprehensive online course designed to provide annual required training for site and sponsor staff participating in the CACFP.
$10

Build It Once; Serve It Time and Time Again: Using Cycle Menus and Standardized Recipes (BTG-504)

How important is menu planning to a meal program? The menu plan influences every aspect of the meal program – including purchasing and preparing foods, ensuring that your meals are CACFP creditable, providing adequate nutritional value, accounting for dietary restrictions, and satisfying the tastebuds of the children in your care. In this one hour session, participants will learn about standardized recipes, cycle menus and the benefits of using both of these great tools to maximize kitchen efficiency and food budgets.
$10

Spice It Up! Infusing Flavor In Your CACFP Menus (BTG-510)

Are your meals lackluster? Want to increase flavor, decrease plate waste, and increase meal consumption without making a huge impact to your budget? Step into the world of flavor, spices and seasonings! Take a trip through the herb garden and around the seasoning world while learning how to incorporate herbs and spices into your CACFP menus.
$10

CACFP Snacks: The Planned Leftover Way (BTG-517)

Wanting to learn how to optimize your CACFP Snack Menu, inventory, and labor? Through this one hour session, participants will learn how to use pre-planning methods to optimize their labor hours, kitchen space and equipment, and inventory to build a CACFP Snack Menu from semi-scratch cooking methods while being mindful of budget and nutrition.
$10

Enhancing Meal Appeal For CACFP – Feeding Their Senses! (BTG-501)

Explore how to enhance your CACFP meals and decrease food waste by planning and preparing meals that appeal to all 5 senses. In this one hour session, participants will learn how to examine menus and prepare meals that not only taste great, but look, smell, feel and even sound great!
$10

Getting Everyone on the Same Plate: Teaching Teachers About the Child and Adult Care Food Program (BTG-503)

This training is all about the Child and Adult Care Food Program or CACFP. The course covers topics such as what the CACFP program is and what it does, who is eligible to sponsor or offer the CACFP and which children are eligible to participate or receive meals through the program. In addition, the course covers CACFP meal patterns, how to accommodate children with disabilities that affect the diet and recordkeeping requirements that are important for everyone involved with the CACFP to be aware of – even teachers!
$10

Civil Rights Training 2020 (BTG-150)

Program institutions and facilities receiving federal financial assistance are required to comply with federal civil rights laws to ensure all Child Nutrition participants have equal access to all benefits and services. This course will review Civil Rights regulations, and provide all information necessary to ensure that your program is in compliance with these requirements.
$10

CACFP Snacks in a Jiffy! (BTG-519)

Want to serve CACFP Snacks, but you are limited on preparation space? Want to learn what snacks you can serve in a pinch when you are short on staff? In this one hour session, participants will learn how to provide variety in a CACFP menu, while still striving for optimal nutrition with a snack meal that requires little to no preparation.
$10

Exploring and Eliminating Choking Hazards in CACFP Menu Planning (BTG-520)

Did you know that choking is the 4th leading cause of death for children under age 5? Have you ever thought about what might be a choking hazard in your CACFP Menu? In this engaging one hour study, participants will learn common food choking hazards, explore cooking methods to prevent choking hazards, and learn best practice service methods to prevent choking in their child care setting.
$10

Trailblazing the Fruit and Vegetable Frontier (BTG-521)

With Fruit and Vegetables now separate components, there are endless possibilities in incorporating great nutrition into your CACFP menus. Discover the great nutrition fruits and vegetables provide, which are the best sources of Vitamin C and A, and how often you should plan to serve them in your menus. Learn new and exciting best practices for introducing new fruits and vegetables on your menus across all meal services, as well as innovative preparation techniques.
$10

Power Boost your Breakfast Menu with Meat/Meat Alternates (BTG-518)

What an exciting opportunity to impact children’s nutrition and health by being able to incorporate meat and meat alternates into your breakfast menu. Throughout this interactive one-hour course, participants will explore meat/meat alterations, their health benefits, and learn best practices to incorporate them into their CACFP breakfast menus.
$10

How To Order, But Not Too Much: A Hands On Method In Calculating Quantity Needs For CACFP (BTG-507)

Having excess inventory on hand can be costly, but not having enough inventory on hand can result in not serving enough food, and ultimately non-compliance and findings. In this one-hour session, learn how to calculate adequate inventory needs, while also learning how often inventory needs to be completed and best practices for stock rotation.
$10

Seasonality and the CACFP Menu (BTG-511)

How can you make an impact to your budget and your menu in one change? Plan your menus according to the seasons. In this one hour session, participants will learn about growing seasons for different regions of the US, how to plan menus with built in flexibility for seasonality, and maintain CACFP meal pattern compliance.
$10

Family Style Meal Service – Building Better, Healthier, Menus and Eating Habits (BTG-514)

Family style meal service has the opportunity to teach children so much more than just how to eat. Learn the benefits of family style meal service, best practices to incorporate it into your meal service option, and what you must do to maintain CACFP Compliance. In addition, participants will learn best practices for conversations starters around the meal table, how to encourage staff to role model positive eating behaviors, and what equipment is need for family style meal service success.
$10

Embracing Culture and Expanding Your CACFP Menu (BTG-509)

Embracing Culture and Expanding Your CACFP Menu (BTG-509) is a 1 hour online course designed to provide applicable meal service training for providers participating in the CACFP.
$10

Offer vs Serve: How to Offer Food Choices in the CACFP (BTG-513)

Offer vs Serve (OVS) is an option for Adult Day Care Centers and some At-Risk Afterschool Programs. This course details what is required when implementing OVS and how this may influence meal planning and documenting reimbursable meals.
$10

Navigating Special Dietary Needs (BTG-512)

CACFP sponsors may need to modify planned meals in order to accommodate participants with disabilities or special dietary needs. BTG-512 summarizes the responsibilities sponsors have when accommodating participants’ meal requests. The course also discusses medical statements, meal pattern requirements, and accommodating non-disabling special dietary needs.
$10

SFSP Meal Planning for Summer Success! (BTG-523)

A winning meal is the key to getting great attendance and keeping kids coming to your site all summer long. While SFSP has its special challenges, in this hour our course, participants will explore exciting menu options for cold meals and hot meals. Participants will learn the SFSP meal pattern and then discover how much creativity and flexibility it has to build the best meal pattern for their needs.
$10

Menu Building Basics: Utilizing CN Labels and USDA Recipes to Build a Cycle Menu (BTG-522)

In this course, participants will learn to recognize the 6 key indicators for a CN Label is, what a product formulation statement is, and how to use them to build a cycle menu. In addition, participants will explore the vast resources of USDA Standardized recipes, and will learn how to scale these recipes and products to fit their production needs. Lastly, participants will understand the basics of record retention and what documentation would be needed to support food production records, if required by their state.
$10

Healthy Food Preparation Techniques And CACFP Menu Planning (BTG-516)

Healthy Food Preparation Techniques and CACFP Menu Planning is a 1 hour online course with 4 activities. Participants learn how to prepare food in a healthy way while building lifelong and healthy eating habits for children and to help adults maintain optimal nutrition. The CACFP Meal Service Training Grant (MSTG), United States Department of Agriculture, provides the funding for this online training course.
$10

All Aboard The Whole Grain Express! (BTG-515)

All Aboard the Whole Grain Express! is a 1 hour online course with 14 activities. Participants will learn where whole grains come from, how to incorporate them into their menu’s, and best practices for the preparation methods. The CACFP Meal Service Training Grant (MSTG), United States Department of Agriculture, provides the funding for this online training course.
$10

A CACFP Infant Meal Pattern Guide (BTG-506)

A CACFP Infant Meal Pattern Guide is a 1 hour online course with 7 activities. Participants will learn about tools to guide them to determine if an infant food is creditable to the CACFP infant meal pattern, and what and how much they need to serve to be in compliance. The CACFP Meal Service Training Grant (MSTG), United States Department of Agriculture, provides the funding for this online training course.
$10

A CACFP Meal Pattern Guide (BTG-505)

A CACFP Meal Pattern Guide is a 1 hour online course with 11 activities. Participants will learn about tools to guide them to determine if a food is creditable to the CACFP meal pattern, and how much they need to serve for each age group to be in compliance. The CACFP Meal Service Training Grant (MSTG), United States Department of Agriculture, provides the funding for this online training course.
$10

Nutrition Basics for Better CACFP Menu Planning (BTG-502)

Nutrition Basics for Better CACFP Menu Planning is a 1 hour online course with 5 activities. Participants will learn the importance of where the CACFP meal pattern comes from and how to incorporate basic nutrition into CACFP menu planning mastery. The CACFP Meal Service Training Grant (MSTG), United States Department of Agriculture, provides the funding for this online training course.

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