2019 Mandatory Training

Documentation Requirements for the CACFP Meal Patterns

The California Department of Education (CDE), Nutrition Services Division (NSD), in collaboration with the FCC Cal-Pro-NET Center will be offering the 2019 Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) annual mandatory training. The mandatory training can be completed by either:

  1. Taking the online course;
  2. Completing a self-study packet; or,
  3. Attending the CDE sponsored in-person Pre-conference workshop at the 27th Annual Child Care Food Program Roundtable Conference October 15, 2018 (Exploring the Wonderful World of CACFP Meal Documentation).

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.

Mandatory Participation

Documentation Requirements for the CACFP Meal Patterns is the 2019 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 Documentation Requirements for the CACFP Meal Patterns training is required by June 22, 2019. Failure to complete mandatory training by June 22, 2019 may result in the NSD declaring your agency seriously deficient.

Training Description

The 2019 Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Mandatory Training will provide an overview of helpful information to ensure compliance with CACFP meal pattern documentation requirements in California. Ten specific topic areas will be reviewed including infant menus, child and adult menu food items, menu production records, documenting creditable meal components, and many more. In addition, the course will provide an easy to follow check list with examples so that sponsors will pass a meal pattern program review with flying colors.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) provided: 3.0

Course Registration

Online Users

The online course is available March 5 through June 22, 2019.

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 email address and submit. You will receive an email 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.

Offline Users

Training may be completed by self-study packet early March through June 22, 2019. Download the free 2019 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, 2019 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 email with instructions for printing your certificate.

Certificate of Completion

Following successful completion of the Documentation Requirements for the CACFP Meal Patterns 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 requirement.


Contact the FCC Cal-Pro-NET Center by email at fcc.calpronet@fresnocitycollege.edu, or by phone at 559.489.2237. Current office hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.

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