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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. Register to attend a Technical Assistance Workshop

Please contact the specialist assigned to your county before registering.

Date

City

Specialist

Instructor

March 12, 2020 - Canceled

Renton

Jessica Condron

Molly Gleason

March 12, 2020April 9, 2020 - Canceled

Olympia

Jeannette GreenJeannette Green

Molly Gleason

April 16, 2020

Spokane

Terri AdolfsonTerri AdolfsonTerri Adolfson

Terri Adolfson

May 7, 2020

Yakima

Judy Larsen

Terri Adolfson

May 19, 2020

Lakewood

Celia Kennedy

Molly Gleason

June 4, 2020

Vancouver

Molly Gleason

Molly Gleason

June 11, 2020

Lynnwood

Nicki Christoferson

Molly Gleason

June 11, 2020

Spokane

Terri Adolfson

Terri Adolfson

July 9, 2020

Renton

Jessica Condron

Terri Adolfson

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

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 attend. This training is intended for directors and administrators. Monitors are encouraged to attend.

This training is mandatory; the renewal agreement will not be approved until the appropriate person has attended training.

Child Care Centers

We will be hosting this year’s training for Child Care programs in the same "mini-conference" style with multiple one-hour sessions being offered throughout the day, but on each side of the state!

Planned training sessions will include a variety of topics appropriate for both new and seasoned staff. We are also looking into offering STARS credit for some or all of the trainings provided.

East Side: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Central Washington University

West Side: Friday, June 19, 2020 at Puget Sound ESD

Registration will open soon, keep an eye out for future CNS Updates for more details.

Adult Care Centers

Training for Adult Care Centers will be offered as an online training. Keep an eye out for future CNS Updates.

Family Day Care Home (FDCH) Sponsors

This year we will be implementing USDA's Core Training. This training is a multi-course education outline that goes over many core topics of operating CACFP. You will have to participate in each session to complete your annual training requirements. Each topic is 2 hours long (excluding Annual Updates and Civil Rights) and is divided up into several dates to assist in the learning process. For more information, please contact Samantha Brueske, Training and Communications 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.

In collaboration with the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN), OSPI is offering free full-day CACFP meal pattern trainings around the state this spring and summer. This training is optional, and is a supplement to required annual training.

STARS Credits are available for this training. 

Meal Pattern Training registration!

Overview

This hands-on training features updated requirements for serving meals and snacks to participants, as outlined in the latest CACFP meal patterns. Participants will explore the updates to the child and adult meal patterns, as well as tips and strategies for implementation. Each full-day training is scheduled from 8:00am to 4:00pm (approximately).

Review this training overview for more details on what will be covered during this training. 

Attendance

This training is designed specifically for individuals operating the CACFP and may include the following program types:

  • Child Care Centers
  • Family Child Care Homes
  • Adult Day Care Centers
  • At-Risk Afterschool Programs
  • Emergency Shelters
  • Pre-K Meals in the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs

Please feel free to bring MULTIPLE staff members with you to training. We must have 20 registrants for each training session, otherwise the ICN trainers cannot travel to training due to costs – so the more, the merrier!

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. Training will be held with NSLP Annual Training, please visit the NSLP Training webpage for more information.

Community Organization sponsors must participate in CACFP Annual Training to continue offering the program.

We will be hosting this year’s training for Child Care programs in the same"mini-conference" style with multiple one-hour sessions being offered throughout the day, but on each side of the state! Planned training sessions will include a variety of topics appropriate for both new and seasoned staff. We are also looking into offering STARS credit for some or all of the trainings provided.

East Side: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Central Washington University

West Side: Friday, June 19, 2020 at Puget Sound ESD

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

Adult Care Centers

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.

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. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

To file a complaint of discrimination, please contact:

USDA Director
Office of Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
(800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 ( TTY). 

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