The California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division (NSD), in collaboration with the FCC Cal-Pro-NET Web site will be offering the 2015 Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) annual mandatory training as an online course, through self-study packets, and at five regional workshops. Completion of this course 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.
The Crediting Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program is the 2015 mandatory training course 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 Crediting Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program training is required to complete your agency’s fiscal year 2015-2016 CACFP Annual Update which is due no later than September 30, 2015. 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 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which is the reauthorization of the federally-funded child nutrition programs, requires the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to update the CACFP meal patterns to be consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans. In preparation for implementation of the new meal pattern next year, the mandatory training will familiarize agencies with the Crediting Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program, which is a supplementary resource and companion handbook to the Food Buying Guide.
This training will provide additional information on creditable and noncreditable foods and will include such topics as:
- How to use the handbook
- How combination foods like pizza or smoothies are credited.
- A review of the Civil Rights requirements in the CACFP and detailed information on the requirements for the USDA nondiscrimination statement.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) provided: 3.5
The online course will be available March 2--June 12, 2015. Registration is now open.
To register for the course, you will need your Fresno City College Cal-Pro-NET Center username and password. You can confirm your registration at Profile Logon. If you cannot remember your username and password, go to “Forgot your password?” or click on the menu button to the left, “Forgot Username 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 e-mail 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 and must be received by June 12, 2015. Download a free copy of the course 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 12, 2015 in order to be eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion. Once you have completed 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.
Five ½ day (8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) regional workshops have been scheduled. To register for a workshop, download the course announcement with registration form. Seating is limited, so register early. Mail the registration form with your payment to Fresno City College Cal-Pro-NET Center, 1101 E. University Ave., Fresno, CA 93741.
Certificate of Completion
Following successful completion of the Crediting Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program training, you will receive an e-mail 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.
Contact the FCC Cal-Pro-NET Center by e-mail at email@example.com, or by phone at 559-489-2237. Office hours are 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.