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Training

Contact Information

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

360-725-6200
TTY:
360-664-3631

To participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), all sponsors must meet minimum training requirements.

Mandatory Trainings include:

  • Intro to CACFP- This technical assistance workshop is required for all NEW sponsors.
  • Annual Training- This training occurs yearly. For more information, sign up for our CNS Updates to stay in the loop!
  • Civil Rights- This training is an annual requirement for all CACFP sponsors and their employees.

Technical Assistance Workshops for New Institutions

New institutions must attend training on program requirements prior to approval of the application. Failure to attend a training workshop will result in the application not being approved in a timely manner. In addition, institutions who hire new staff during the fiscal year may want to send them to one of the program workshops. All workshops are scheduled from 9 am to 4 pm.

Please contact the specialist assigned to your county before registering.

Register to attend a Technical Assistance Workshop

DATE

CITY

SPECIALIST

November 12, 2019

Yakima

Terri Adolfson

November 13, 2019

Renton

Molly Gleason

November 14, 2019

Lakewood

Molly Gleason

January 7, 2020

Vancouver

Molly Gleason

January 16, 2020

Lakewood

Molly Gleason

February 6, 2020

Yakima

Terri Adolfson

February 12, 2020 (tentatively)

Lynnwood

Molly GleasonMolly GleasonMolly Gleason,Molly Gleason

February 13, 2020

Olympia

Molly Gleason

February 20, 2020

Spokane

Terri Adolfson

March 12, 2020

Renton

Molly Gleason

Annual Training is required for continued participation in Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). At a minimum, the person responsible for oversight of the CACFP must participate in annual training. This training is intended for directors and administrators, and monitors are encouraged to participate.

Child Care Center Training

If you were unable to attend in-person training in Ellensburg on August 15, you must view the recorded training and certify your participation.

Complete these steps to receive credit for CACFP Annual Training!

  1. View the recorded FY 2020 CACFP Child Care Center Annual Training Webinar.
  2. Complete this short form to certify your participation.
    • Training certification is available in the video description box as well as the CACFP Training webpage.
  3. Save your confirmation email.
    • The email will arrive shortly after certifying your attendance. If you do not see the email in your inbox shortly after submitting your certification, check your SPAM or Junk inbox.
    • Retain this documentation as necessary.
    • CNS automatically receives notifications after you submit your certification.

Adult Care Centers

FY 2020 Annual Training for Adult Care Centers occurred August 29, 2019. If you were unable to attend, please contact your program specialist.

Family Day Care Home (FDCH) Sponsors

FY 2020 Annual Training for FDCH Sponsors occurred August 15, 2019. If you were unable to attend, please contact your program specialist.

Civil Rights is an annual requirement for all CACFP sponsors and their employees. If you did not attend the live version during Annual Training, you must watch the recorded training and certify your participation.

School Districts and Community Organizations may sponsor the At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program.

School District sponsors must participate in NSLP Annual Training to continue operating the program. To complete required training for this program, please review the 2019 At-Risk Afterschool Meals and Snacks slides and contact your program specialist.

Community Organization sponsors must participate in CACFP Annual Training to continue offering the program. To complete required training, please complete the following steps:

  1. View the recorded FY 2020 CACFP Child Care Center Annual Training Webinar.
  2. Complete this short form to certify your participation.
    • Training certification is available in the video description box as well as the CACFP Training webpage.
  3. Save your confirmation email.
    • Retain this documentation as necessary.
    • CNS automatically receives notifications after you submit your certification.
    • The email will arrive shortly after certifying your attendance. If you do not see the email in your inbox shortly after submitting your certification, check your SPAM or Junk inbox.

Institutions participating in the CACFP are required to submit income-eligibility information based on a study month. Completing a study month determines the reimbursement amount for each institution based on the income levels of the families that they serve. For more information, please visit the CACFP Study Month and Eligibility webpage.

Infant Meals

Infants have unique nutritional and developmental needs. The new Infant Meal Pattern began October 1, 2017 and supports breastfeeding, increases the consumption of fruits and vegetables, and decreases the amount of added sugars and sodium.

Infant Meals Recorded Training | Training Credit Form - use if this training is required by your specialist.

Breastfeeding Materials

Many mothers stop breastfeeding their infants when they return to work or school. How can child care assist and support the breastfeeding mother so she can continue to breastfeed? Child care providers that provide care to infants and center directors are the target audience for this training.

Previous Annual Training

Child Care Centers
FY 2019 Recorded Training

Adult Care Centers
FY 2019 Recorded Training

Cooking for a Healthy Future Workshop

Cooking for a Healthy Future curriculum is provided in partnership with LuckJunky Consulting and USDA Team Nutrition, and is funded in part with federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Washington Smarter Lunchrooms

A Smarter Lunchroom nudges students to make healthier choices when provided with the full spectrum of choice. These “nudges” are research-based concepts identified by the Cornell BEN Center.

With support from Team Nutrition Grants, OSPI Child Nutrition created Smarter Lunchrooms and Smarter Mealtimes in Washington schools and child care programs.

Planting the Seeds for a Healthy Future Garden Workshop

The curriculum for the Planting the Seeds for a Healthy Future Garden Workshop is provided in partnership with Seattle Tilth, USDA Team Nutrition, and is funded in part with federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Workshop Materials

Gardening With Kids

This project has been funded at least in part with Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the view or policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement but the U.S. Government.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 ( TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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