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Available courses

This course is designed for returning Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsor staff and will review the regulations and procedures of the SFSP.

Course Description: Income Eligibility Forms (IEFs) are required to determine the free, reduced-price, and paid eligibility categories for CACFP participants. This course reviews IEF requirements, demonstrates determining IEFs, and discusses annual update requirements.

Course DescriptionPDE 602 covers the enrollment process for applicable programs, completed Enrollment Forms, and annual update requirements. 


Course DescriptionMeals and snacks served to CACFP participants must meet the meal pattern requirements to qualify as a reimbursable meal or snack. This course discusses the process of planning creditable and reimbursable CACFP meals through food components, meal patterns, and serving sizes. 


pde 604

Course DescriptionSubmitting a claim for CACFP reimbursement requires detailed recordkeeping and preparation prior to the submission. PDE 604 reviews requirements related to point of service meal counts, attendance documentation, the edit check process, consolidation, and claim submission. 


pde 605

Course DescriptionPDE 605 expands on PDE 603 The CACFP Meal Pattern and goes into further detail on crediting foods in the CACFP. The course discusses Child Nutrition labels, Product Formulation Statements, and standardized recipes. 



pde 606Course DescriptionPDE 606 builds on information covered in PDE 603 The CACFP Meal Pattern but focuses on specific requirements for infants. Topics include creditable infant meals, infant meal components, serving sizes, and recordkeeping requirements.

pde 607Course DescriptionCACFP sponsors may need to modify planned meals in order to accommodate participants with disabilities or special dietary needs. PDE 607 summarizes the responsibilities sponsors have when accommodating participants’ meal requests. The course also discusses medical statements, meal pattern requirements, and accommodating non-disabling special dietary needs.

pde 608Course DescriptionOffer vs Serve (OVS) is an option for Adult Day Care Centers and some At-Risk Afterschool Programs. This course details what is required when implementing OVS and how this may influence meal planning and documenting reimbursable meals. 

pde 609Course DescriptionPDE 609 reviews monitoring requirements, staffing, completing monitoring reports, and conducting the five-day reconciliation.

pde 610Course DescriptionAll CACFP sponsors must maintain a nonprofit food service program. This course includes two lessons that cover the evaluation of program revenue and expenses, financial recordkeeping and controls, and expectations with operating a nonprofit CACFP.

pde 611Course DescriptionThis course focuses on CACFP recordkeeping for Child Care, Head Start, and Pre-K Counts programs. The course addresses program eligibility, operational requirements, enrollment, participant eligibility, and miscellaneous recordkeeping requirements. 


pde 612Course DescriptionThis course focuses on CACFP recordkeeping requirements At-Risk programs. The course addresses program eligibility, operational requirements, meal patterns, and miscellaneous recordkeeping requirements.

pde 612Course DescriptionThis course focuses on CACFP recordkeeping requirements for Outside School Hours programs. The course addresses program eligibility, operational requirements, participant eligibility, and miscellaneous recordkeeping requirements. 

pde 614Course Description: This course focuses on CACFP recordkeeping requirements for Emergency Shelter programs. The course addresses program eligibility, operational requirements, eligible age ranges, and miscellaneous recordkeeping requirements. 

pde 615Course DescriptionThis course focuses on CACFP recordkeeping requirements for Adult Day Care programs. The course addresses program eligibility, operational requirements, enrollment, participant eligibility, meal pattern flexibilities, and miscellaneous recordkeeping requirements. 


Course Description: Program institutions and facilities receiving federal financial assistance are required to comply with federal civil rights laws to ensure all Child Nutrition participants have equal access to all benefits and services.  This course will review Civil Rights regulations, and provide all information necessary to ensure that your program is in compliance with these requirements.

Course Description: CACFP Regulations require that all new and participating CACFP institutions meet and maintain compliance with the three Performance Standards; Financial Management and Viability, Administrative Capability, and Program Accountability.  This course is designed to guide CACFP institutions to better understand the importance of the Performance Standards, the reason that they were developed, and the criteria used to determine compliance.

Hours: 4

Course Description: This course is designed for returning Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsor staff, will review the regulations and procedures of the CACFP, and assist sponsors with regulatory compliance.

The CACFP New Sponsor Training is a 5 hour comprehensive online course designed to provide initial training for those who are new to the CACFP or for participating sponsors with new staff. The training includes important topics such as Civil Rights, Meal Service Planning, Recordkeeping, Financial Management, Documentation, and Responsibilities, Maintaining a Nonprofit Food Service Program and Program Oversight. 

The CACFP Sponsor Remediation Training is an online course designed to provide training for those who are in the CACFP program. The training includes important topics such as Civil Rights, Meal Service Planning, Recordkeeping, Financial Management, Documentation, and Responsibilities, Maintaining a Nonprofit Food Service Program and Program Oversight. 

The CACFP Corrective Action Training is an online course designed to provide corrective action training for those who are in the CACFP program. The training includes important topics such as Civil Rights, Meal Service Planning, Recordkeeping, Financial Management, Documentation, and Responsibilities, Maintaining a Nonprofit Food Service Program and Program Oversight. 

Course Description: CACFP Regulations require that all new and participating CACFP institutions meet and maintain compliance with the three Performance Standards; Financial Management and Viability, Administrative Capability, and Program Accountability. This course is designed to guide CACFP institutions to better understand the importance of the Performance Standards, the reason that they were developed, and the criteria used to determine compliance. This course consists of three (3) lessons:

  • Lesson 1 - Performance Standard One: Financial Viability and Financial Management
  • Lesson 2 - Performance Standard Two: Administrative Capability
  • Lesson 3 - Performance Standard Three: Program Accountability

This course is designed to guide sponsors plan their administrative budget, and further understand how costs are defined, and the processes and procedures for claiming operating and administrative expenses in accordance with the FNS Financial Management Instruction 796-2, Rev 3.

This module is designed to assist care providers in meeting the ever-changing needs of infants while in care, and to coordinate this care with the Child and Adult Care Food Program regulations.

The At Risk/Afterschool component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program provides nutritious snacks and/or meals to children in afterschool. This module discusses program eligibility, meal patterns and requirements, and other regulations to assist participating institutions successfully implement their At Risk/Afterschool Programs.

This module is intended to provide information to help prevent childhood obesity by promoting healthy eating, by specifically recommending the increase of fruits & vegetables and the decrease of sugar & fats, identifying the role of childcare staff in shaping children’s eating behaviors, and identifying steps that childcare staff can take to help children develop healthy eating behaviors.

This module is a training tool to assist Child and Adult Care Food Program sponsoring organizations train their monitors to conduct on-site monitoring visits at center facilities. It will help monitors learn what to look for and the importance of their work responsibilities. Practice exercises are also included.

This module is a resource tool to assist institutions who provide nutritious meals and snacks to adults enrolled in adult day care programs as an alternative to institutional long-term care. It discusses Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) requirements, meal patterns, and recordkeeping to assist institutions comply with the CACFP regulations.