The resources below will assist institutions in program operations.
Creditable Food Guide | Spanish (PDF) - A list by category of foods allowed for CACFP.
Simplified Food Buying Guide (PDF) - A tool to assist centers in planning and
purchasing food. The chart shows the name of the food, the purchase unit, and the serving size.
Instructions for September 2008 list of revised pages.
-- Meal Pattern - Adults
-- Meal Pattern - Infants
-- Meal Pattern - Children
The links below are offered as a quick option for finding
sources of child nutrition information.
American Dietetic Association - The world's largest organization of food and
nutrition professionals. ADA is committed to improving the nation's
The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network - This organization is dedicated to
bringing about a clearer understanding of the issues surrounding food allergies
and providing helpful resources.
Food and Nutrition Information Center - Provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers.
Healthy School Meals Resource System - This site is a resource of all the U.S. government nutrition
campaigns and programs. It includes articles, lists and links.
Nibbles for Health - Developed for child care center staff and
parents of young children enrolled in child care centers. This site
contains parent newsletters, posters, and much more.
The Child and Adult Care Food Program Sponsor's Association - The leading
national organization for sponsors who administer the CACFP.
USDA Regulations and Policy - These regulations govern the child care Adult Care Food Program.
Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) - Administers the nutrition assistance programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The mission of FNS is to provide children and needy families better access to food and a more healthful diet.
OMB Circulars - OMB circulars provide instructions and guidance to federal agencies
Washington State Food and Beverage Workers Manual
(PDF) - The information in this manual is intended to be used with the Food Service Trainings Requirement.
Center for Nutrition Policy
and Promotion - This site works to improve the health and well being of
Americans by developing and promoting dietary guidance that links scientific
research to the nutrition needs of customers. You will find links to
Dietary Guidelines for Americans,
My Pyramid for Kids, and much more.
National Food Service Management Institute - NFSMI provides provides information and service that
promote the continuous improvement of child nutrition programs. NFSMI
serves anyone connected with child nutrition programs.
Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2008 - Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2008 - The USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) works to improve the health and well-being of Americans by developing and promoting dietary guidance that links scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers.