Planning Smart Meals for Healthy Children

This FREE online training was created as an interactive, engaging, and fun professional development opportunity for CACFP sponsors and providers. The course offers six modules to enhance knowledge of planning healthy meals and snacks that meet new CACFP guidelines and best practices. Upon completion of each module and the Check Your Knowledge and Evaluation survey, participants will receive a certificate of training for one hour of professional development.

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 One CACFP Training Hour

 Module 4: Infant Feeding

         Check Your Knowledge and Evaluation

         Additional Resources: none available at this time

 One CACFP Training Hour

 Module 5: CACFP Meal Patterns

 Check Your Knowledge and Evaluation

 Recipes: 

 Porcupine Sliders
 Sweet Potato and Black Bean Stew

          Additional Resources: none available at this time

 One CACFP Training Hour

Module 6: Menu Planning

 Check Your Knowledge and Evaluation

 Additional Resources: none available at this time

Training materials were created by The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education through a USDA Team Nutrition grant, MassCAMPS (Massachusetts Children’s Access to Meals Planned Smart). 

Modules updated September 2021