The California Department of Education (CDE), Nutrition Services Division (NSD), in collaboration with the FCC Cal-Pro-NET Center will be offering the 2018 Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) annual mandatory training. The mandatory training can be completed by either taking the online course, through self-study packets, or by attending a CDE sponsored in-person workshop. Completion of this training by any of these options will satisfy the CACFP annual mandatory training requirement for adult day care centers, child care centers (independent centers and center sponsors), day care home sponsoring agencies, emergency shelters, and at-risk after school centers. You have also satisfied this requirement if someone from your agency attended the Roundtable Pre-conference October 23, 2017.
CACFP New Meal Pattern is the 2018 mandatory training for all agencies. The CACFP regulations require each agency participating in the CACFP to ensure that at least one person with administrative responsibilities for the CACFP complete this state-agency provided training.
Successful completion of the CACFP New Meal Pattern training is required to complete your agency’s fiscal year 2018-2019 CACFP Annual Update which is due no later than September 30, 2018. If your agency does not successfully complete the mandatory training, your Annual Update will not be completed and the NSD may declare your agency seriously deficient.
The 2017–18 Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Mandatory Training will provide an overview of the recent updates to the CACFP meal pattern requirements, including information on nutrition, portion sizes, appropriate crediting, and documentation. In addition, this course will provide information on changes to child and adult meal service as well as guidance for serving various populations. Agency staff will also learn about several resources available that will assist in implementing the new requirements.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) provided: 3.0
The online course is scheduled to be available March 12–June 22, 2018. Registration is now open.
To register for the course, you will need your Fresno City College (FCC) Cal-Pro-NET Center username and password. If you cannot remember your username and password, select "Forgot User Name or Password." Enter your e-mail address and submit. You will receive an e-mail with your username and password.
If you do not have a username and password, you will have to Create Your Account to obtain them. You need only one account, unless you work for more than one agency type (e.g., child care centers, day care home sponsoring agencies, etc.). You will need the exact name of your agency as it is listed in the Child Nutrition Information and Payment System (CNIPS) to create your account. Immediately after you submit your information, you will receive an email confirmation from the FCC Cal-Pro-NET Center with your username and password. You will need this information to register for the course.
Training may be completed by self-study packet approximately March 26–June 22, 2018. Download self-study packet with instructions for completing the test. All course work must be successfully completed and received by the Fresno City College Cal-Pro-NET Center by June 22, 2018 in order to be eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion. Once you have completed and the test, return it by mail to the Fresno City College Cal-Pro-NET Center, 1101 E. University Ave., Fresno, CA 93741. Upon successful completion verified by the Cal-Pro-NET staff, you will receive an e-mail with instructions for printing your certificate.
Following successful completion of the CACFP New Meal Pattern training, you will receive an email with instructions for printing your Certificate of Completion. Keep a copy of your Certificate of Completion on file to document your agency’s completion of the mandatory training.