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2020 National Child Nutrition Conference Atlanta

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C NFERENCE Take a look ...

• Workshop Sessions
• Preconference Training
• Learning Excursions
• Shop Talks
• Exhibitors

Imagine Food Access For All Children

Schedule of Events
Monday, April 13, 2020

10:00 am - 8:00 pm Conference Registration & Information Desk Open Sponsored by

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Preconference Training Academy *pre-registration required

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm USDA & State Agency Training *state agencies only

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Learning Excursions *pre-registration required

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm CACFP Professionals Certification Program Overview

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Conference 101: What’s New & How to Navigate the Week

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 

7:00 am - 8:00 pm Conference Registration & Information Desk Open Sponsored by

Join the child 8:00 am - 9:00 am CACFP Creditable
nutrition community
for... 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Preconference Training Academy *pre-registration required
3 Days of
EDUCATION 9:00 am - 1:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open

Over 200 10:00 am - 11:00 am Mid-Morning Break: Coffee & Muffins

PRESENTERS 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm CACFP Professionals Certification Program Overview

1,700+ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm First Timers’ Orientation

ATTENDEES 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm Conference Welcome & Featured Speaker Sessions

Education 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm Learning Institutes 100, 101, 201, 301, 401, 501
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm CACFP State-of-the-State Review & SFSP Meet-up
150 Hours of
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Celebrating You! Appreciation & Networking Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open *evening hours by popular demand
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
7:00 am - 6:00 pm Conference Registration & Information Desk Open Sponsored by
“Speakers are great!
I always leave the 7:00 am - 7:45 am Breakfast, Coffee & Conversation

conference knowing 7:15 am - 7:45 am Shop Talk
something new.”
8:00 am - 9:15 am General Session Sponsored by
9:30 am - 10:30 am Workshop Session One Afterschool & Summer Food Tracks Sponsored by
9:30 am - 1:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm National CACFP Sponsors Association Annual Meeting *by invitation

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Lunch & Learn

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Workshop Session Two

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Workshop Session Three

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm  Shop Talk

Thursday, April 16, 2020 

7:00 am - 5:30 pm Conference Registration & Information Desk Open Sponsored by

7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast, Coffee & Conversation

7:15 am - 7:45 am Shop Talk

8:00 am - 9:00 am Workshop Session Four

9:15 am - 10:15 am Workshop Session Five

10:30 am - 11:30 am Workshop Session Six

11:30 am - 12:45 pm Lunch & Learn

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm CMP/CCNP Professionals’ Celebration *by invitation

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Workshop Session Seven

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Workshop Session Eight

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Featured Speaker Sessions

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Shop Talk

Friday, April 17, 2020

8:00 am - 12:00 pm Learning Excursions *pre-registration required

8:00 am - 12:00 pm State Agency Afterschool & Summer Meals Symposium Sponsored by  

Check for schedule updates.

Conference Welcome Featured Sessions

We begin with new and exciting information, inspiration and ideas to help you get the most out of your time at the conference.

USDA CACFP Policy Food Matters: How Operational Strategies
Your Work Supports
Update a Lifetime of Healthy for Afterschool Meals
Hear from USDA as they present an & Summer Food Service
overview of new and revised policy Food program operators have a
guidance for the Child and Adult unique opportunity to champion Food insecurity for children in the
Care Food Program and share a state- intentional planning and promotion United States is on the rise, and
of-the-state update of the CACFP. The of healthy eating choices, habits, research has proven that hungry
USDA Food and Nutrition Service and activities to improve health children cannot learn. Become part of
works to end hunger and obesity outcomes for all. Learn how to build the solution by offering an innovative
through the administration of 15 a program emphasizing food taste summer feeding program and adding
federal nutrition assistance programs and presentation to reduce waste and supper to your school year program.
including the Child and Adult Care increase nutritious food consumption. Hunger doesn’t take a vacation,
Food Program which is crucial to Take a journey meant to inspire you so these out-of-school time meal
ensuring children have access to and set you on a resilient path for service opportunities are critical in
nutritious foods and where healthy supporting healthy eaters’ lifetime most areas across the country. Learn
eating becomes a habit. behaviors. how to get stakeholder buy-in, what
staffing and logistics requirements
Angela Kline Asata Reid, MS Ed look like, which menus work best,
and ways to reach a rural community.
Director, Program and Policy Chef, Health Educator and Founder
Development Division Life Chef Donna S. Martin, EdS, RDN,
USDA Food and Nutrition Service LD, SNS, FAND

Andrea Farmer, MS, RD Director School Nutrition Program
Burke County Board of Education
Chief, Community Meals Branch in the Past President, Academy of Nutrition and
Policy and Program Development Division Dietetics 2017-2018
USDA Food and Nutrition Service

Earn Credit For Attending "To be able to combine my education and experience

Your time with us goes further than just three to earn my certification in the CACFP says a lot. It was
days. Over 26 hours of Continuing Education
Units (CEUs) are available for attending. a big personal and professional accomplishment."
Shelby Beverly, Georgia Nutritional Services

P Management Profe Child Nutrition Prof






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Closing Featured Sessions

Plan to attend these featured presentations on Thursday afternoon before you leave the conference feeling inspired,
knowledgeable, and ready to take on the world.

USDA SFSP Policy Wellness Journeys The Joys of Farm

Update & Personal Triumphs to School with Miss

Hear from USDA as they present an Caregivers and community health Ladybug
overview of new and revised policy professionals are often the last to take
guidance for the Summer Food their own advice which they share When we have fun, we remember.
Service Program and share a state- with parents and staff — to take Join certified nature-based educator
of-the-state update on SFSP program care of themselves physically and and entertainer Andrea Zoppo,
developments, policy, and guidance. emotionally so they are better able to aka Miss Ladybug, as she shares
The USDA Food and Nutrition help the children in their care. Hear stories, classroom ideas, songs, and
Service works to end hunger and Julie's personal story of a wellness movements that spark wonder, expand
obesity through the administration journey that included making peace the palate and instill stewardship.
of 15 federal nutrition assistance with food and her body to better Learn seasonal farm to school
programs including the Summer Food care for herself and how she has practices that are hands-on and
Service Program which is crucial to maintained that peace for decades. embrace emergent learning. You’ll go
ensuring year-round access to foods She'll inspire you and share practical home singing, dancing, and ready to
for children. dietary and exercise habits that turn get back to your garden!
a blind eye to fad diets and extreme
Angela Kline eating patterns. Andrea Zoppo

Director, Program and Policy Julie Miller Jones, PhD, LN, CNS PBS KIDS Early Learning Champion
Development Division Ladybug Events
USDA Food and Nutrition Service Distinguished Scholar & Professor Emeritus
St. Catherine University
Andrea Farmer, MS, RD Board Member, Grain Foods Foundation

Chief, Community Meals Branch in the
Policy and Program Development Division
USDA Food and Nutrition Service

Specifically for State Agency Staff

USDA & State Agency Training State Agency Afterschool & Summer Meals

Join together with State Agency staff and Symposium
the USDA for this roundtable session. Come
with questions from your state sponsors and Join us for facilitated networking tailored to your role along with
providers for the USDA and leave with answers discussion and peer learning around topics like staffing structure and
and insight into the present and future of the collaboration, interpretation and implementation of program policies,
child nutrition programs. and emerging practices that support program excellence.

USDA Food and Nutrition Service Staff Carolyn Wait, RD, MPH & Derrick Lambert, MA Sponsored by
Share Our Strength
Monday, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

All workshops on page 14

Popular Workshop Sessions

• Ounce Equivalents for Grains: No Weigh! • Field Trip Creditable Workshops

• Flawless Audits: Managing Your CACFP • Feeding Infants: What, When & How Presented by
Sponsorship the USDA
• Hands-on Practice with CN Labels
• Recruitment and Retention: and Product Formulation Statements • Accommodating Participants
Growing CACFP Provider Participation with Disabilities in Community
• Making a Muffin Tin Recipe Box Meals
• Civil Rights 101: Compliance with Civil
Rights Requirements • Straw Bales: A New Way to Garden • CACFP Administrative Budgets
• Civil Rights 101: Compliance
• Serious Deficiency Process • Addressing Health Disparities with
Cultural Food Programs with Civil Rights Requirements
• Avoiding Costly Mistakes in the CACFP • CN Labels & Product

• Schools as Afterschool Meals Sponsors, • Cycle Menus: On Trend Recipes and Formulation Statements:
Sites, and Vendors Menu Concepts for CACFP Hands-on Practice
• Creditable Meals in the CACFP:
• Increasing Afterschool Meals • Understanding Food Allergies Be in the Know
Participation • Developing a CACFP Budget
• 10 Tips for Successful Taste Tests with • Healthy Eating Habits Take Root
• Cultivating Cultural Awareness through Young Children Early
Food • Help MyPlate Reach Birth to Age
• Active Play! Fun Physical Activities Two Audience
• Sponsors Navigating Success in Summer for Preschoolers • Mealtimes with Toddlers:
and Afterschool Meals Programs CACFP Halftime Live
• Prep to Plate for Centers: CACFP • Ounce Equivalents for Grains:
• Developing a CACFP Budget Portion Sizes No Weigh!
• Serious Deficiency Process
• Facilitating Compliance in Your At-Risk • Responsive Feeding: Using Mealtimes • USDA National Breastfeeding
Afterschool Program to Support Child Development Campaign for Millennial WIC
• Planting a Garden, Planting Children • Creating A Pop-Up Summer Meals
• Parent Engagement in Farm to Early Care
and Education Programs • From Hot to Cold: How to Bring Quality
Cold Meals to Your SFSP
• Math, Science, Language, and Literacy
During Lunchtime • Boost Participation by Rethinking Your
Summer Meal Service Strategy
• Family Style Feeding: Functional & Fun
• Summer Resource Map: A Tool to Target
• Introducing Healthy Food Choices Gaps in Meal Service
with Fun, Interactive Learning
• Summer in South Carolina: A Mobile
• Food Safety Best Practices Meal Program

CACFP Creditable

Need help identifying whole grain-rich? Looking for ways to help menu planners choose the right
milk, yogurt, and cereals to meet the CACFP meal pattern requirement? At NCA we’re helping
sponsors help their providers, center staff, and afterschool teams with tools, resources, and
worksheets. Come take a look at the many resources we already have available free-of-charge to
download for immediate use and go home with a tool-kit of meal pattern materials and nutrition
education flyers you can share.

Lisa Mack, National CACFP Sponsors Association

Tuesday, 8:00 am - 9:00 am


Preconference Training Academy

Preconference trainings are four-hour,
deep-dive sessions in a classroom-style
setting. Pre-registration is required at

CACFP 101: Homes and Centers Monday

New to the Child and Adult Care Food Program? Learn the Up and Moving! Increasing
basics of CACFP from experienced CACFP sponsor operators Physical Activity in ECE Settings
and USDA’s Nutrition Promotion and Technical Assistance
staff. This 101 course will cover Program Administration, Let’s get children up and moving! Take a deep dive into
Program Operations, Nutrition, Financial Management, the best practices for physical activity, then look at the
Nonprofit Management, and Civil Rights as required to importance of goal setting and action planning to support
operate a CACFP sponsoring organization. policy changes at your early care and education setting. You
will be able to use knowledge gained to create an action plan
Blake Stanford, CMP, Southwest Development of Human Services that helps you teach the importance of physical activity and
Kate Abernathy, MS, RD, LD, CCNP, Providers Choice ultimately develops positive habits with children, families,
Vicki Lipscomb, CMP, Child Nutrition Programs and the community.
USDA Food and Nutrition Service Staff
Brianna Holmes, MS, Nemours Children's Health System
Erin Olson, MPH, Iowa Department of Health

Show Me the Money: Getting Through Summer Food: Planning, Participation,
the Budget Approvals Process Policy & Partnering for Success

This training is a 101-level overview of the generally The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is an important
accepted source documentation to support allowable tool for addressing the nutrition gap low-income children face
costs for CACFP operations. Learn about best practices when the school year ends. Success depends on collaboration,
for determining if proposed program costs are necessary, proactive planning, and partnerships. Whether you are a
reasonable, and allowable. Discover the impact the CACFP sponsor operating SFSP for the first time, or a
management plan has on the budget; what constitutes a year-round sponsor looking to expand your current
related party transaction; and who has the burden of proof operations, come learn what you need to know and leave with
for ensuring proposed costs are necessary, reasonable, and practical resources and a concrete plan to reach more children
allowable. Training will include group activities, discussion with nutritious meals during the summer months.
on proposed program costs that are often questioned, and
tools to assist with avoiding common budget submission Clarissa Hayes, Food Research and Action Center
mistakes. Michele Chivore, Atlanta Community Food Bank
Tamika Boone, Bright from the Start: GA Dept of Early Care
Monica Miles, CPA, CFE & Cherese Myree, CFE and Learning
MH Miles Company, CPA, PC USDA Food and Nutrition Service Staff

6 Register Online

Tuesday, April 14th, 8:00 am -12:00 pm

CACFP 101: Afterschool Meals Demystifying Procurement
in the CACFP
Only 1 in 10 children who qualify for afterschool and
out-of-school time meals are receiving them. The Child and Procurement is designed to ensure your protection as a
Adult Care Food Program offers a solution to this nationwide program provider. We will review federal regulations
problem. Learn the basics of CACFP Afterschool and hear governing procurement and work through incorporating
from a panel who are already implementing the program beneficial purchasing practices. Attendees will walk through
successfully at their sites. Discover how you can sponsor the executing a formal procurement contract beginning with a
program or work with a sponsor to serve children who are needs assessment, conducting a contract evaluation and even
at-risk. Don’t send kids home hungry. observing the preparation of creditable snacks that have been
locally sourced.
Kati Wagner, CMP, CCNP, Wildwood CACFP
Melissa Moore, CCNP, Family League of Baltimore LaMonika Jones, Bright from the Start: GA Dept of Early Care
Dr. Walt Thompson, PhD, FACSM, FAACVPR and Learning
After-School All-Stars Atlanta at Georgia State University Asata Reid, MS Ed, Life Chef

Field Monitoring: Menu Planning for the CACFP
Successful Home Visits
Develop meal planning techniques that can be used to serve
Do you work in the field visiting CACFP child care homes healthy and appealing meals and snacks that meet CACFP
and centers? If so, you’ve probably seen it all and you know and preschool meal pattern requirements. Learn how to
that monitoring, mentoring, and coaching matters. At times, accommodate food allergies, incorporate multi-cultural
child care providers and center staff need support with recipes and locally sourced foods, develop strategies for
meeting program guidelines and CACFP monitors can share creating custom menus, and go home with menus you can use
a wealth of information to help them successfully operate immediately or as inspiration.
the food program. Learn how monitors can guide child care
operators to compliance by using strength-based coaching Susan Ison, CMP, Helping Hands
methods. Beth Thorson, MS, RDN, Texas Department of Agriculture
Diana Myers, MS, RD, LD, Bright from the Start:
Annetta Rutland, CMP, CCNP, 4C for Children GA Dept. of Early Care and Learning
Denise Andrews, CMP, CCNP, For the Children CACFP Karla Dumas, RDN, LDN, Forward Food, a program
Gabriela Rangel, CCNP, Child and Family Resources of The Humane Society of the United States
USDA Food and Nutrition Service Staff Kate Abernathy, MS, RD, LD, CCNP, Providers Choice
Katie Costello, RDN, LD, MPH, Institute for Agriculture
Head Start: From the Kitchen and Trade Policy
to the Classroom
Motivation, Communication, and
Head Start sites have been practicing family-style meal Training: Lessons from The Wizard
service for years. Have you tried family-style cooking with
kids? This is a practical session with action items that you Come on an Oz-mazing journey to learn, experience, and
can learn to do at your site. Together, attendees will make practice invigorating techniques to empower yourself
and eat healthy kid-friendly recipes, work through how to and your employees. Bring your heart, brain, and courage
make kid recipe cards-charts, and hear from a nutritionist on to explore ways to influence your staff with training,
healthy kid-friendly recipes. motivation, and communication. While documentation,
compliance, and menu appeal pave the yellow brick road, the
Rhonda Kobylecky, CMP, CCNP, Acelero Learning biggest way to have more success over the CACFP rainbow is
Jami Lee, LN, CCNP, CFPM, CLC, Tri-Valley Opportunity Council through inspiring your employees.
Marcia Wileczek, Novick Brothers
Sheila Tompkins-Hess, ECE Educator Amanda Tucker, CMP, CCNP, LSS Green Belt, CHES
Tara Evans, CMP, CCNP, Spokane Tribe of Indians & Carolyn Miller, CMP, CCNP, Texas Education Services Center
Region 11


Learning Institutes

If you’re new, experienced or an expert in your role, learning opportunities are always limitless. During our Tuesday afternoon
learning institutes, gather with others in the same experience stage and challenge your potential. Unsure which you should attend?
Find your people based on the institute descriptions.
Have you been working with the CACFP in homes or centers for the past year? Go to CACFP 101. Do you work in an Afterschool
Meals program as a director or leader with management responsibilities? Go to Afterschool 401. Are you just hearing about the
Summer Food Service Program and wondering how it works? Attend Summer 100.

Tuesday, 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Don’t know what CACFP or After years of working in
SFSP even mean? Learn the basics
the food program you feel confident and
of how these food programs provide healthy food access experienced, but are still open to new ideas that will
for children in child care, afterschool, out-of-school help you improve your organization's administration and
time, and during summer. operations.

You're new-ish to food You're the CEO, president, director or
programs, working in it daily, and
leader and want to connect on food program
you’ve got the big picture. Review the meal patterns, issues beyond operations such as staffing, marketing and
discuss basic program administration, and get a recruitment. Discover innovative ways to strengthen and
requirements refresher. advocate for the program.

You’ve served for several Succession planning is on your
years in your role now so you’re beyond mind. You’ve been managing operations

the basics, but there’s more to learn and you’re eager to for over 20 years and are looking to find a way to share
further your level of knowledge. your institutional knowledge with colleagues new to
your organization.

"The conference offers so much information and creative ideas. I returned with
new ideas and approaches that make me more effective and efficient at work."

Christina Flythe, Child Care Council of Suffolk

Scholarships NCA is offering 15 scholarships totaling more than

$20,000. Scholarships include registration fees, three (3) nights lodging, and
up to $300.00 towards transportation costs. Apply online if you are a:

• Sponsoring Organization • Family Home Provider • School District
• At-Risk Afterschool • Child Care Center • Food Bank
• Head Start • Tribal Nation
• Summer Food Site



Learning Excursions

Travel from the Hyatt with other attendees on Monday, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm or Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
to experience child nutrition programs in action. Pre-registration required. Seats are limited.

Monday Monday & Friday

Supper on Site Fighting Food
at Atlanta Public Insecurity at Atlanta
Schools Community Food
Get a taste of the enrichment
and meals Atlanta is serving Tour the brand-new Atlanta
their kids! The Supper on Site Community Food Bank and
Program is an effort by the Expanded Day/Special Projects learn about their scope of programs partnering with 600
and Nutrition Departments to provide necessary afterschool community-based organizations who work to respond to food
meal service giving children a safe place to go after school insecurity in the area. Participate in an interactive simulation
and receive nutrition and energy. After-School All-Stars is an highlighting the barriers to access of nutritious food. Explore
empowering and dynamic national program locally operated the impact food insecurity has on community health and
by Georgia State University through a partnership with learn how to address these issues through partnerships.
Atlanta Public Schools. Come see what’s cooking in middle
school with our future leaders.

Monday & Friday Friday

Grow and Taste at Head Start with
Little Ones Learning Georgia State
Center Collaborators

Experience the successes and All aboard for a Head Start
challenges of a day care center learning journey! Being part of
serving infants through school a smaller professional learning
aged kids on the CACFP who focus on sourcing locally community is a great way to end your national conference
and growing organically. Participate in a taste test with the experience. Visit the Easter Seals of North GA Head Start
students, tour the center, and visit the garden while learning & the Early Head Start grantee in southwest Atlanta. Learn
from expert facilitators who engage the children in nutrition about health and nutrition initiatives from Georgia’s HS/EHS
education. leadership network and discuss Head Start requirements and
practices. Leave Atlanta with new ideas for your toolbox back

Out &About in Atlanta

A 22-mile long trail circles The city of Atlanta boasts the
the city joining its many largest food forest in the United
neighborhoods. Walking, biking States. A food forest mimics a
and busing tours are available on forest with produce-bearing plants
the Atlanta BeltLine. like fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs,
Find more at and nuts to improve food security.


Featured Programs

Annual Meeting

Members of the National CACFP Sponsors Association
are invited to attend our annual meeting to learn about
where the organization is today, hear from candidates for
the NCA Board of Directors, and find out what we have
planned for the future. Our mission is to provide you with
education resources, training opportunities, and guidance
on federal program policies.

General Session Conference 101: What's New
& How to Navigate the Week
What you do matters! When we all come together in one room
with one focus you can be sure you’ll leave knowing that your Learn more about what to expect, how to navigate the
role is as important as any other in ensuring that all children schedule, and where you need to be to get the most out of
have access to healthy foods. This session is strategically the 2020 national training. We’ll make sure you are able
planned with speakers who will motivate us and remind us why to walk away from this jam-packed, three-day conference
we work to support our nation’s most vulnerable populations. with new insights and knowledge to use and to share with
colleagues back in the office. Get prepared to take home
Sponsored by credit hours, handouts from presenters, conference swag,
new contacts from the USDA, state agencies, sponsoring
organizations and providers, and exhibitor samples.

"I was inspired by the spirit First Timers' Orientation

of commitment to the health We’re so glad you’re joining us for the first time. Let us
and well-being of the children show you around! Hear about the featured programming,
with whom we are entrusted. navigating workshops, and connection opportunities from
I absolutely recommend the conference planners in person. We’ll help you get
your schedule mapped out and your possibilities planned.
attending the conference." Can't make it? The conference program book and app are
both comprehensive and super helpful.
Kristall Davis, Little Blessings Childcare

Appreciation & Networking Reception Save the Date!

Celebrating you! Tuesday, April 14th
5:30pm - 6:30pm


CACFP State-of-the-State Review SFSP Meet-Up

Not sure what your state’s additional CACFP state Summer Food Service Program operators help bridge the
requirements are versus federal regulations? Get an hunger gap for kids who may not otherwise have access
overview, talk with others from your state, and understand to foods when school is not in session. Hear from other
the difference between the CACFP as a federal program attendees on what’s working, what’s making the most
and how those additional requirements may impact your impact, and how to increase meal service.
program operations. Share your solutions for meeting state
agency and federal requirements and hear how others
address them as well.

The National CACFP Sponsors Association CACFP Professionals Certification
has conferred upon Program Overview

Your Name Here Interested in learning more about how to earn the CACFP
Management Professional or the CACFP Child Nutrition
the designation of Professional designation? Join NCA board members to hear
why the program was started, what the qualifications are,
CACFP Child Nutrition Professional and next steps to getting the certification complete.

for demonstrating commitment to and experience with the Child and Adult Care Food Program and willingness to uphold high standards of CMP/CCNP Professionals' Celebration
continued education in CACFP Child Nutrition.
We celebrate and commend those who have obtained the
Awarded October 3, 2019 Renewal Date October 3, 2022 highest level of CACFP professional acknowledgment by
earning their certification as a Management Professional
Kati Wagner, President, Board of Directors and/or Child Nutrition Professional. Get your certification
National CACFP Sponsors Association today to receive an invitation for a celebration reception in
your honor.
The National CACFP Sponsors Association
has conferred upon Apply Today!

Your Name Here

the designation of

CACFP Management Professional

for demonstrating commitment to and experience with the Child and Adult Care Food Program and
willingness to uphold high standards of continued education in CACFP Management.

Awarded October 3, 2019 Renewal Date October 3, 2022

Kati Wagner, President, Board of Directors
National CACFP Sponsors Association


Shop Talks Getting Kids to Summer Open Sites

It's all about outreach to families and kids. S6
Come share your favorite tool or strategy
for program marketing and outreach efforts for
summer meals.
Throughout the conference, join these small group conversations to share stories,
learn from each other, and connect with professionals who are facing the same Derrick Lambert, MA, Share Our Strength
challenges and opportunities you encounter. They're unscripted, dynamic, and
real, focusing on subjects we face everyday. Healthy Eating for Families

Looking for ideas to help promote health S1
and nutrition to the families you serve? We'll
share tips for promoting healthy eating through
Adult Meals Boosts Participation Farm to Table Formula meal planning.

Learn about a pilot to increase summer and S4 Hear how we have turned over 2,000 pounds S2 Dr. Raynice Jean-Sigur, MS, PhD, Kennesaw State
afterschool meal participation by serving of fresh food into a CACFP meal pattern that University
adult meals and discuss what it could look like in everyone eats. We'll share our formula and talk
your community. shop about preparing quality farm fresh foods.
Local Food for Little Eaters
Kirsten Craft, MBA, Share Our Strength Tonya Nichols, CMP, Central Iowa Shelter and Services
Let’s talk about purchasing local food!
We'll discuss the how, what, and why of S1
purchasing local produce and other items.
Big City Impact on Kids' Menus Feeding Infants Guide Explored
LaMonika Jones, GCPA, GA Dept of Early Care and
Move over brown rice and hello freekeh and S1 We'll talk about how to use this USDA guide S1 Learning
tri-color quinoa. Variety is good, but kids to make the most impact for infants.
still need to eat all of their brown rice, veggies
and good proteins. We'll talk about how to balance Anjelica Terry, MS, Region 4 Education Service Center

trends and still be healthy and compliant. Meal Quality vs Low Bids

Kent K. Williamson, Children's Aid New York City Feeding Parents Summer Meals The meals we serve are often the only or last S1
meals afforded to the youth we serve so we
Create a family meal atmosphere by funding S1 have to be able to choose the best quality over the
free meals for adults who accompany
Compliance Matters children to summer meals. We'll tell you how we lowest bid. Let's talk about how we can make that
doubled the number of children we were able to happen.
Holding sites accountable for compliance is S4 reach and how to find grants to make it happen for
important. Let’s talk about how to make that Marquette King-Connor, MA, Better Family Life
happen. you.

Heather R. Guzman, San Antonio Food Bank Angelika Koch, Derby Public Schools Mobilizing Forces for Better Meals

Effective Advocacy Campaigns Financial Backups for Fiscal Audits There are many opportunities to engage S2
community members and benefit from their
Need to know how to develop and Are your backup expense files organized and expertise. Discuss how to tap into local resources
implement effective policy work? We'll share S7 ready to go? Let's share methods that make S5 to improve the quality of meals served.

a real world example of using the SFSP for disaster audits and reviews successful. Kimberly Carter, RDN, LD, Central Texas Food Bank
relief efforts following a hurricane and give you
pointers. Alix Pasillas, CMP, CCNP, Food for Kids

Ellen Reynolds, JD, Georgia Child Care Association Motivating Parents to Participate

FL State Agency Meal Builder Tool Want to know how to motivate, inspire, and
encourage parents to get involved? Let's
Learn about the state of Florida's Meal strategize together. S1
Builder Tool and how reviewers are able to
Every Voice Matters S3

How does your organization ensure that S6 determine if the amount of food purchased actually Julie Dent, MS, LIFE - Audrey Johnson Learning Center
populations and voices are represented supports the number of meals claimed.
in various funding opportunities and/or
collaborations? Let's talk strategies. Paul Lowery, FL Department of Agriculture and Consumer Navigating Summer Mobile Meals
Services Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness
Navigating Mobile Meals during the summer
Wande Okunoren-Meadows, Little Ones Learning Center can be tricky, but open sites can be a reliable S2

Food Bank Community Distribution and safe place for kids to play and eat nutritious

Expanding Afterschool Meals Want to talk about food bank distribution of S2 foods. We'll connect, share ideas, and help each
meals from a central kitchen to CACFP after
What’s working to increase sites and S4 school programs? Let's also talk about unique food other increase participation.
participation in afterschool meals? We'll
share emerging trends and then turn the floor over bank programs and opportunities. John Brown, YMCA of Western North Carolina

to you. Regina Jackson-Johnson, Three Square Food Bank Parent Engagement

Carolyn Wait, RD, MPH, Share Our Strength How do we get parents engaged with the
food program? Let's talk about nutritious
Fun & Educational Snack Time S3

Farm to Table for Providers How do you incorporate science, reading, S1 meals training and food purchasing strategies for
and math as children prepare their own parents.
Let's discuss the challenges of being a family S3 snacks? Let's share recipes and ideas that are
child care provider trying to implement farm Robert Fillmore, Inter Tribal Council of Michigan Head Start
to table and how it can benefit our programs. developmentally appropriate for many age groups. and Early Head Start

Sharon Jackson, Array Of Light Home Care Michelle Markham, Cowboy Junction

Promoting Lifelong Eating Habits

How can we promote balanced eating habits S1
for both children and adults? Let's talk about
Register Online the basics of nutrition and lifelong habits for health
and wellness.
Julie Brake, MS, RDN, LD, Positive Nutrition

Summer Food Meals & Mobile Sites

Let's talk about the differences between S2
a home site and a mobile site as well as
how to choose which locations best benefit the

Valarie Hodges, Harrisburg Community Unit School
District #3

Summer Food Service in Hospitals

Hear about the pathway and challenges with S2
implementing a summer food program in a
hospital setting.

Chelsea Hawk, MBA, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon
Children's Hospital

Summer Meals in Rural Areas

We'll share how we selected locations S1
for SFSP delivery that were innovative,
convenient, and accessible for families. You share
your successes and challenges.
Discover New Resources & Products
Scott Germain, Garrett County Public Schools

Supper Food Program for Beginners

Starting a supper program is easier than you S4 Visit with food manufacturers, food service vendors, Exhibit Hall Hours
think. Have specific questions about how to nutrition education resources providers, software
make it happen? Come talk! solution companies, training and accounting Tuesday, April 14th
consultants. Pick up resources from USDA's Team
Angela Treat, Union Public Schools Nutrition and interact with many other organizations 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
leading change in the child nutrition landscape. 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Supporting Breastfeeding Families Exhibit hall hours are scheduled so you can connect
with key support organizations on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 15th
Wonder how to improve the lactation S1 Wednesday.
landscape? Let's talk about how to guide 9:30 am  - 1:00 pm
ECE professionals in helping families meet their
infant and young child feeding goals.

Daina Huntley, MPH, CHES, Carolina Global Breastfeeding

Time to Go to Bid? No Problem Partners, Sponsors, and Exhibitors

Let's talk about the most important point to S6
consider when going out to bid for a food
vendor for afterschool meals or groceries at your
centers or schools.

Kendra Burton, CCNP, Newark Public Schools

Unique and Out-of-the-Box ARAS

At-Risk After School looks different in every S4
community. Come and share what you have
done that is unique and has enabled your program
to reach kids in need.

Lynn M Cavett, M.Ed, State of Michigan

You're New. Now What? ™

Did you just join a CACFP Sponsoring S4
organization? Come let us help you navigate
the food program and find your path to success
when you're at the CACFP trailhead for the first

Deanna C Kluver, CDM, CFPP, RuralCap


Expand your knowledge


So many amazing sessions to choose from! Star your
favorite sessions and check online or in the app for
scheduled times. Workshops do not require
pre-registration, and you are welcome to attend any
workshop you desire. Can't attend them all? No worries
you will have access to our Virtual Conference all year.

10 Tips for Successful Taste Addressing Health Disparities with Afterschool Meals Champions

Tests with Young Children Cultural Food Programs Tell It Like It Is

We all know that if children have the S1 Hear about an approach to food and nutrition S1 Hear from CACFP At-Risk Afterschool S2
opportunity to prepare and taste new foods, topics through the lens of African heritage Meals program operators as they share their
they are more likely to eat them. What does and health. Explore strategies for overcoming experience with administration, partnerships,
research tell us about how to best introduce new cultural and structural barriers to children's promotion and outreach, and work with children
foods and which healthy foods to focus on? Learn nutrition in communities of color, utilizing existing and families.
the top ten tips and tricks for getting kids to love resources and best practices for African Americans
their veggies. and immigrant populations.
Avoiding Costly Mistakes in the
Erin Croom, MS, Small Bites Adventure Club Kelly Toups, RD, LDN, MLA, Oldways
Wande Okonuren-Meadows, Little Ones Learning Center Marvin Young, MPH, Prairie View A&M University CACFP

Cooperative Extension Program Human errors in monitoring, eligibility,
meal counting, and claims are unavoidable.
Accommodating Participants S2

with Disabilities in Community Affordable Ways to Promote The key is to recognize the mistake and to prevent
them from happening. Three of the most common
Meals Learning and a Healthy Lifestyle mistakes together with practical solutions to fix or

Get updates related to accommodating S7 Children who learn to use tools and have S1 avoid these errors will be discussed.
participants with disabilities participating fun working around food are more likely to
try new foods. Discover creative ways to engage Jocelyn Moss, MA, CMP, CCNP, YMCA of Greater
in CACFP & SFSP, as required by Federal law, with young children in and around the kitchen Pittsburgh

USDA regulations and the Policy Memorandum, and garden using affordable tools and easy STEM
Modifications to Accommodate Disabilities in the
Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer concepts. Learn how to encourage cooking, Big Impacts in Rural Early Care and

Food Service Program to ensure equal access and predicting, experimenting, tinkering, observing, Education Settings
exploring, problem-solving, and creativity.
opportunity. Do you directly or indirectly support rural
Angela Russ-Ayon, Russ InVision Company ECE providers? Hear about and get access S1
USDA Food and Nutrition Service Staff
to a toolkit with over 23 effective interventions
for obesity prevention in rural ECE settings.
Active Play! Fun Physical Activities Affordable, Protein-Packed Lentils, Learn about prevention practices, implementation

for Preschoolers Chickpeas, Dry Peas & Beans considerations, sustainability ideas, and rural

Learn fun, inclusive, developmentally Pulses, which include lentils, chickpeas, S1 success stories.
appropriate physical activities to play with dry peas, and beans are dry edible seeds
S2 Rebekah Duchette, RN, BSN, Nemours Children's Health
preschoolers (ages 3-5) in CACFP childcare of legumes. They are nutrient-dense, affordable,
delicious, and easy to use. They are also packed Erin Olson, MPH, Iowa Dept of Health
homes, centers, and Head Start classrooms. These with protein and fiber. Learn how to use and
easy-to-lead physical activities use inexpensive
equipment and work in small spaces. Get physical prepare pulses, and go home with resources and
recipes. Body Shakes & Brain Waves:
activity resources and tips for conducting trainings.
View videos of these activities and try some Becky Garrison, RDN, American Pulse Association USA Moving & Learning in Childhood
Dry Pea & Lentil Council
yourself! Understand how young children benefit from
activities that lead to the development of S4
Diane H. Craft, PhD, Active Play Books
Shauna Best, CCNP, Very Best Consulting neural connection and why offering children
developmentally appropriate experiences in the
first six years is so important. Go home with ideas
to help children physically interact with their
Look for the Specialty ID # Each session and workshop provides environment and make the most of everyday
brain-building experiences.
hours towards your CACFP Professionals Certification. For more information
visit Angela Russ-Ayon, Russ InVision Company

Specialties S4 Program Administration

S1 Nutrition S5 Financial Management

S2 Program Operations S6 Nonprofit Management

S3 Training and Technology S7 Civil Rights and Policy


Boost Participation by Rethinking CCR&R + CACFP: A Winning EducationTracks
Your Summer Meal Service
Strategy Combination for Children's Nutrition

During the school year, 22 million children Nutrition • 10 Tips for Successful Taste Tests
eat free or reduced lunch, but in the summer, S2 with Young Children
less than 4 million receive summer meals. Child Care Resource and Referral networks S4
For the last three years, Share Our Strength and the (CCR&Rs) are uniquely positioned to • Affordable, Protein-Packed Lentils,
Colorado Department of Education have piloted support and promote CACFP participation. Chickpeas, Dry Peas & Beans
a new engagement strategy to boost participation. Learn how 3 states' CCR&Rs embed CACFP
Learn about their results and take a roadmap home into their daily work with child care providers • Child-Friendly Menu Planning Using
to serve more kids in your community. and parents. Explore best practices and discuss Seasonal Foods
opportunities to best utilize CCR&Rs to expand
Kirsten Craft, MBA, MPP, Share Our Strength the reach of CACFP. • Creditable Meals in the CACFP:
Carrie Thielen, RD, MPH, Colorado Department Be in the Know
Michelle Adkins, MPP, Child Care Aware of America -
of Education National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness • Cuisines Across Cultures Serving
Plant-based Meals
Two Hour Session
• Cultivating Cultural Awareness
Building Healthy Kids and Thriving Changing Minds and Plates: through Food

Local Food Systems Farm to Early Care and Education • Cycle Menus: On Trend Recipes
and Menu Concepts for CACFP
Through the lens of one school district, S1 Learn how to engage early learners and the S1
learn how working with a nearby food hub people that care for them in eating healthy • Feeding Infants: What, When & How
allowed them to procure local foods from over a • Food Allergies & Special Diets
dozen sustainable, independent, diverse growers. foods and gardening. Farm to ECE is simple once • Food Foundations for Infants and
you get buy-in. Hear how it's working in Georgia
An interactive discussion will follow on farm to and gain access to free curriculums and activity Toddlers
child nutrition program partnerships, and how • Freedom to Eat: Promoting Positive
these strategies can enhance local food systems. ideas.
Nutrition Attitudes for Life
Katie Costello, RDN, LD, MPH, Institute for Agriculture Abbie Chaddick, MS, RD, RDN, Georgia Organics • Getting Children to Enjoy Eating
and Trade Policy Gina Cook, Quality Care for Children
Danielle Brown, Little Ones Learning Center Healthy Foods
Angela Richey, RD, MPH, SNS, Roseville Area Schools • Healthy Eating Habits Take Root Early
Nikki Warner, The Good Acre • Identifying Whole Grain-Rich
• Making a Muffin Tin Recipe Box
CACFP Administrative Budgets Child Nutrition Reauthorization S7 • Math, Science, Language, and Literacy

Learn tips and best practices on the S5 Child Nutrition Program Reauthorization is During Lunchtime
preparation of an acceptable administrative in the works. Learn what it means to CACFP • Mealtimes with Toddlers:
budget. Topics will include the importance of & SFSP.
strategic planning, using historical financial CACFP Halftime Live
information to develop the budget, determining Kati Wagner, CMP, CCNP, Wildwood CACFP • Meeting the Nutritional Needs of
Geri Henchy, RDN, MPH, Food Research and Action
Center • Menu Planning with Nutritious and

what expenses are allowable/ unallowable, Shelf Stable Tomato Products
identifying staffing requirements, how excess • Ounce Equivalents for Grains:
administrative funds affect the budget and updating Child-Friendly Menu Planning
No Weigh!
the budget throughout the year. Using Seasonal Foods S2 • Prep to Plate for Centers: CACFP

USDA Food and Nutrition Service Staff Learn how to plan delicious, culturally Portion Sizes
appropriate, kid-friendly menus using local, • Preparing Plant-Based Proteins
CACFP and Head Start Food Service seasonal foods. Start with the decision making tree • Serving Cold Lunches
to learn your best options for local purchasing. • Soyfoods: Health Benefits & Versatility
Regulations Learn time-saving tips to prepare fresh menu • Standardized Recipes and You
items. Participate in activities to promote new food • Writing Recipes Right
This training will focus on the performance S7 to children and support your Farm to ECE Program
standards that govern child nutrition and how and check out CACFP-standardized recipes to 15
they align with the CACFP program to provide streamline the menu planning process.
good nutrition to children in Head Start. Also,
learn what’s new in the HS performance standards Jennifer Kozaczek, RD, LDN, North Carolina Department
concerning child nutrition. of Health and Human Services

Rhonda Kobylecky, CMP, CCNP, Acelero Learning Caroline Stover, Center for Environmental Farming

Lynn Policastro, Wake County Smart Start

CACFP Training Program

& Nutrition Calendar Civil Rights 101: Compliance with

Where else can you find nutrition S2 Civil Rights Requirements S7
information, CACFP best practices, table
crafts, physical activities, business tips, provider Civil Rights training is an annual requirement
training modules, parent provider connection for state agency staff who interact with program
letters, child care curriculum, and record keeping applicants, sponsors, program participants,
all in one place? NCA's Nutrition Calendar & potentially eligible individuals and those persons
Training Program is perfect for providers, centers who supervise front line staff. This session will
and afterschool sites. The 56-page calendar record fulfill that requirement while addressing the Civil
keeping system and 5-hour training program is Rights training requirements as outlined in FNS
available in bulk for less than $4 per provider. Instruction 113-1, Civil Rights Compliance and
Enforcement – Nutrition Programs and Activities.

Jennifer Basey, MEd, National CACFP Sponsors USDA Food and Nutrition Service Staff

Sharla Olson, LN, Southeastern North Dakota
Community Action

Workshops Creditable Meals in the CACFP: Developing a CACFP Budget

Be in the Know After you attend the CACFP Administrative S5
Budgets session, this part two session
CN Labels & Product Formulation Get hands-on experience to successfully S1 immediately following will help you with more
meet the CACFP meal pattern requirements
Statements: Hands-on Practice with newly released or updated tools that can in-depth training on developing a CACFP budget.

When should you request a CN Label or S1 help you credit, purchase, and serve meals to USDA Food and Nutrition Service Staff
PFS? Is the crediting documentation for program participants. Take a deep-dive into newly
creditable foods in the CACFP and learn about the
your product acceptable? Get clarity on common Crediting Handbook for the CACFP. Download the Empowering Kids to be Healthy
issues related to inaccurate or misleading
product documentation. USDA will provide Food Buying Guide mobile app before attending and Smart from the Inside Out
the workshop.
guidance on accepting documentation for meal The OrganWise Guys nutrition and physical S1
pattern requirements and share sample Product activity materials bring any programming
Formulation Statements and CN Labels. Learn USDA Food and Nutrition Service Staff
to life as kids learn how incredible they are from
how to assess crediting documentation using the inside out. This evidence-based program is
sample CN Labels and Product Formulation Cuisines Across Cultures Serving
available in physical items and digitally in English
Statements. Plant-based Meals and Spanish. Learn how to include this fun,

USDA Food and Nutrition Service Staff Asian, Latin American, Middle Eastern and S1 effective program on any budget.
other ethnic recipes help programs appeal to
diverse communities, promote healthier choices Michelle Lombardo, DC, The OrganWise Guys

Community Based Approaches to and limit food allergens, and meet the increasing

Addressing Food Insecurity demand for more plant-based meals. Learn Engaging Parents Early and Often

North Carolina ranks second highest in the S7 how to elevate recipes using a variety of spices Develop a family engagement system that S2
nation for food insecurity for households and ingredients that can turn your menus into a cultivates and empowers parents to support
culinary trip across the world. their child’s growth and development. Get a better
with children under five. Discover how North understanding of what parent engagement is and
Carolina is piloting a project in 15 child care
centers to address food insecurity for center Karla Dumas, RDN & Rebecca Portman, MS, Forward Food, gain resources to replicate easy parent involvement
A Project of The Humane Society of the United States activities at your centers.

families and staff and how you can model that
work in your own community.
Cultivating Cultural Awareness Dale Kehr & Kayla Swaar, MPH, University of Illinois
Capri McDonald, MA & Stephania Sidberry, MPH Extension
North Carolina Partnership for Children through Food

Americans of diverse racial and ethnic S1 Expanding Eligibility to Subsidy
backgrounds are disproportionately affected
Connecting with Businesses to by many chronic diseases, highlighting the need Providers in the CACFP

Advance Community Wellness for more inclusive dietary messaging. Explore Together with the Virginia Department S4
of Social Services and the Virginia Early
Community wellness can be best advanced S4 cultural models of healthy eating from around the
when different organizations collaborate, but world, with practical tips, insight, and recipes for Childhood Foundation, the Virginia Department of
diverse populations, with a special focus on Gen Z, Health is expanding CACFP eligibility to religious
the practice of engaging businesses in this process and a cooking demonstration. exempt centers and unlicensed/unregulated
can seem complex. Examine the real and perceived
barriers that exist when seeking to develop cross- homes that are approved subsidy vendors. The
Kelly Toups, RD, LDN, MLA, Oldways Virginia CACFP Expansion Project is a tri-agency
sector partnerships and get the roadmap to make it Coleen Donnelly, InHarvest collaboration working to increase the CACFP
work for you back home.
footprint by 20%.
Anne Valik, MPH, Commonality Cycle Menus: On Trend Recipes and
Conchetta Yonaitis, MEd, Virginia Department of Health
Menu Concepts for CACFP
Creating A Pop-Up Summer Meals
Cycle menus require planning and
Experience forecasting as well as recipe and menu S2

Hear how one sponsor created a pop-up S2 development. Fight menu fatigue by seeing how
program model necessary in areas where the popular foods can be versatile and support your
program. See what other programs are doing and
infrastructure does not exist for brick and mortar take home their recipes and ideas.
meal locations. Learn about tips, tricks, and even
things to avoid when creating an outdoor or mobile
program. Malissa Marsden, SNS, Child Nutrition Support Services

Brian Wieher, CMP, CCNP, SNS & Melissa Weissler, MPH
Operation Food Search


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Find new meal pattern resources, recipes,
and other tools for every day use.


Extending CACFP Beyond the Two Hour Session EducationTracks

Classroom Farm to Early Care: Preventing Program Spotlight

Creating healthy eating patterns in the S1 Obesity in Early Childhood • Addressing Health Disparities
classroom is only one part of the equation: with Cultural Food Programs
parents and home environments are the other. Farm to Early Care initiatives connect young S1
children with healthy, locally grown foods. • Building Healthy Kids and Thriving
Learn about the important role parents play in the Explore how these can help decrease children's Local Food Systems
development of a child’s feeding patterns and how
to increase parent awareness and engagement of BMI and learn how to start up a Farm to Early • CCR&R + CACFP: A Winning
Care initiative or expand on one you already Combination for Children’s Nutrition
CACFP best practices. have. Go home with family engagement ideas and
• Community Based Approaches to
Leah Galitzdorfer, MS, RD, Food Services Group curricula to run a successful Farm to Early Care Addressing Food Insecurity
• HealthyCACFP: Nutrition Education
Facilitating Compliance in Your Jami Lee, LN, CCNP, CFPM, CLC & Deb Cooper, CFPM and Corrective Action Tool
Tri-Valley Opportunity Council
At-Risk Afterschool Program • Help MyPlate Reach Birth to Age Two
Learn how to use Adult Learning theory S2 Feeding Children: The Ecological
techniques to capture the attention of your • Powerful Partnerships to Promote
program site supervisors to highlight the Approach to Family Style Dining Healthier Generations

most frequent compliance issues during training. With the updated meal pattern requirements, S1 • Technology that Doesn’t Break
Take home an audit calendar to prepare for your CACFP participating childcare providers the Bank
state review, sample Performance Improvement report several challenges such as children not
Plans, standard compliance operating procedures, liking the taste of healthy foods, food waste, • The Power of Partnerships for Best
and other tools to continue to serve your sites year managing picky eaters and parent engagement. Practices and Resources
after year. Hear about responsive feeding strategies as a way
to encourage children to try the nutritious foods • USDA National Breastfeeding
Melissa Moore, CCNP, & Sharon Bostwick, MS, Family served in childcare and take home tools to increase Campaign for Millennial WIC Moms
League of Baltimore consumption.
• Using CACFP to Support Farm to
Family Style Feeding: Functional Dipti Dev, MS, PhD, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Early Care and Education Models
Jill Cox, MS, RD, Penn State Better Kid Care
and Fun At-Risk Afterschool

Come and share how serving family style S1 Feeding Infants: What, When, and • Afterschool Meals Champions
provides more opportunities for modeling Tell It Like It Is
strong nutritional messages, social behaviors and How
• Facilitating Compliance in Your
common courtesy. Find sources for standardized Infancy is a critical period when children S1 At-Risk Afterschool Program
recipes, meal plans and best practices for family develop taste preferences and habits that last
style service. Share your challenges and your • Increasing Afterschool Meals
successes with others. a lifetime. What, when and how we feed babies can Participation
impact their overall development and relationship
with food. We will cover CACFP meal patterns for • Maximize Your Sponsorship Potential:
Malissa Marsden, SNS, Child Nutrition Support Services infants, infant feeding best practices and provide Summer & Afterschool Meals

Family Style Meal Service and Head healthy, inexpensive ideas for planning your infant • Schools as Afterschool Meals
meals. Sponsors, Sites, and Vendors
Start Performance Regulations
Monica Griffin, MS, RD, LD, Children's Healthcare • Sponsors Navigating Success in
Learning opportunities abound at meal times S2 of Atlanta Summer and Afterschool Meals
in Head Start sites. Help your staff or team
understand the performance regulations for family Diana Myers, MS, RD, LD, Bright from the Start: • Summer & Afterschool Meals
Georgia Dept. of Early Care and Learning Paperwork Playbook

style meal service and how they can incorporate Track Sponsored by
Math, Science, Language and Literacy into their
meal times. Feeding, Eating and Succeeding

Sheila Tompkins-Hess, ECE Professional Together (FEAST)

Feeding, Eating and Succeeding Together S1
(FEAST) is a nutrition education program
Farm to Child Care: Track and that empowers adults to feed in a way that
Celebrate Success supports children as they develop eating skills.
Get strategies on how to implement a positive
State agencies can support program operators mealtime environment, overcome common feeding
that want to bring farm to child care to their S1 struggles, and have developmentally appropriate
programs by offering recognition for their nutrition conversations.
efforts. Learn how to track and celebrate farm to
child care success through a simple recognition Lily Doher, RD & Sara Gold, MSW, United Way for
program that is engaging for program operators Southeastern Michigan
and beneficial to state agencies.
Field Trip Creditable S1
Helenka Ostrum, MS, MPH, Texas Department
of Agriculture Field trips are a favorite child care activity!
Learn what’s creditable and how to serve (or
counsel your team on) reimbursable meals.

Lisa Mack, National CACFP Sponsors Association


Workshops Food Insecurity Connection to Getting Children to Enjoy Eating

Obesity and Role of the Provider Healthy Foods

Flawless Audits: Managing Your Food insecurity disrupts the foundation S1 Discover ways to create meal plans with S1
of a child's health. Learn how their healthy foods that children will enjoy eating.
CACFP Sponsorship environment plays a critical role to the adoption of Gradual substitutions, free-choice Fridays, food

Are you a multi-program or multi-state S5 healthy active living behaviors and the resulting prep tips, and food choice ownerships will be
sponsor? You'll need strong organization, connections to overweight and obesity. Get tools covered together with tips on how to incorporate
clear cost allocation, and excellence in monitoring for screening and referring families to appropriate healthy food upgrades.
to be prepared for your state audit. Learn how resources.
to operate so State Agencies find it a breeze to Carolyn Woodfork Richardson, MD,

perform your Management Evaluations. Stephanie Womack, MA, American Academy of Pediatrics - Two Hour Session
National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness

Larry Karow, CMP, CCNP, D.Min, Jolene Benedict Two Hour Session GIS Maps: Increasing CACFP
& Jason Grant, UMCFood Ministry

Food Safety Best Practices Participation

Fly through Your CACFP Paperwork Get the knowledge, tools, and resources to GIS maps can be used as a tool to help S3
reduce foodborne illness in child care centers inform targeted strategies toward increasing
with CenterPilot S1

CenterPilot is a software program that can and to implement the core four food safety best CACFP participation. Explore how multiple
reduce the stress of claims processing for states have utilized GIS maps in with the goal
S3 practices in CACFP, school gardens, and taste test of improving CACFP utilization and increasing

CACFP centers. Learn how the new meal patterns activities. partnerships around child health.
are easily met and documented when using
CenterPilot and how sponsors of Head Start and Diana Myers, MS, RD, LD, Nkem Ijeh, MPH, & Deidrea Rebekah Duchette, RN, BSN, Nemours Children's Health
affiliated sites can easily copy pre-saved menu Thompson, MS, Bright from the Start: Georgia Dept. System
weeks out to all sites. Afterschool and Summer of Early Care and Learning
Dionne Dobbins, PhD, Child Care Aware® of America
Kimberly Della Donna, Georgia Organics

Meal sites can claim without enrolling or income
assessing participants.
Food Safety in Child Care Centers Go Paperless: Bringing CACFP

Angela Young, MS, CenterPilot Food safety practices help keep children safe Sponsorships into the Digital Age
from foodborne illness and food allergens.
S1 Paper records use valuable space, paper, ink
and time to sort through. Learn how simple
Food & Supply Source: Money Learn food safety best practices and get food safety S3

Saving GPO resources. Provide input on the contents of a new it can be to take your program into the digital age.
food safety kit being developed by the Institute of Get a step-by-step plan to follow if you would
Stop overpaying. Learn how you can save Child Nutrition. like to become more tech savvy and efficient
money on food and supplies without any S5 with your resources. Wildwood has recently

risk or costs to participate. Hear how our Group Liz Dixon, MS, Institute of Child Nutrition completed several audits using our digital files and

Purchasing members are typically saving the auditors loved it! Successful implementation
10-35% and taking advantage of our free menu and
nutritional reporting services. Freedom to Eat: Promoting Positive requires a scanner and possible file storage hosting
Nutrition Attitudes for Life
Chris Primiano, Food & Supply Source
Get information on the basics of nutrition Maureen Lyons & Savannah Thornburg, Wildwood CACFP
coupled with positive nutrition attitudes and S1

Food Allergies & Special Diets behaviors. Discuss innate eating skills and how Grant Writing 101
balanced eating requires freedom to eat.
Learn how to identify the top 8 sources of New to grant writing? Learn how to read
food allergens, recognize the difference S1 Julie Brake, MS, RDN, LD, Positive Nutrition and respond to a Request for Proposal when S7

between a food allergy and food intolerance, applying for a grant. Get tips on how to write a
understand documentation requirements for
CACFP claims, discover how to properly prepare From Hot to Cold: How to Bring statement of need, outline measurable objectives
and evaluation measures, put together budget
an allergen safe meal, and develop menus that Quality Cold Meals to Your SFSP justifications.

accommodate food allergies and special diets. Learn how to work with key community S1 Alexia Thex, MEd, National CACFP Sponsors Association
partners to bring high quality, cold meals to
Salome Pemberton, RDN, CCNP, CDN, Food Services the CACFP’s Summer Food Service Program.

Elise Lindstrom, MA, RDN, Marion County Public Health Growing CACFP Provider
Food Foundations for Infants and Participation
Milele Kennedy, CMP, City of Indianapolis
Toddlers Many CACFP sponsors across the country
are struggling to sustain provider CACFP S4

Learn about the importance of infant and S1 Fundraising 101 participation. Learn strategies that can increase
toddler nutrition and discover best practices
for creating supportive and engaging eating As 501c3 organizations, nonprofit sponsors retention and recruitment of new providers using
experiences in the early childhood classroom. are always looking to increase their budget many tools that are accessible for sponsors of any

Denise Payton, MA & Erica Goldthorp, MA, ProSolutions through fundraising. Join our experienced panelists budget level.
to discuss strategies for making a presence in Levell R. Baker, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

your community while raising funds for your
Growing Your Food Program
Alexia Thex, MEd, National CACFP Sponsors Association
Learn how to make the most of your food
program participation with ideas that will be S4

easy to implement, help expand your resources,
and make your life a whole lot easier. Walk away
knowing how to create a budget-friendly, kid-
friendly menu as well as where to get resources to
Register Online partner with the community. Nelzarie Wynn, CMP, CCNP & Michele Peres, Vision
Educational Center

Health-e Pro: Making Ingredient Help MyPlate Reach Birth to Age EducationTracks

and Recipe Management Easy Two Audience Head Start

Health-e Pro is simple, intuitive software S3 Share your knowledge and experience in S1 • CACFP and Head Start Food Service
offering nutrient analysis and menu planning, communicating with parents of infants Regulations
including one-click publishing to interactive and children up to two years old. Tell us about
menus. Color-coded menus make meal planning your need for specific resources to better provide • Engaging Parents Early and Often
easy while maintaining compliance. With over nutrition to infants and toddlers and offer insights • Extending CACFP Beyond the
5,000 pre-loaded products and recipes, it’s on how you hear about and learn about feeding our
everything you need to make your standardized youngest consumers! Classroom
recipes fully compliant. Easily plan compliant • Family Style Meal Service and Head
menus for CACFP, SBP, NSLP, SSFP and Smart USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion Staff
Snack standards. & HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health and Start Performance Regulations
Promotion Staff • Farm to Early Care: Preventing Obesity

Linsey LaPlant, MS, RDN, Health-e Pro in Early Childhood
• In-Service Training for Head Start Staff
Identifying Whole Grain-Rich • Serving Head Start Children with Food

HealthyCACFP: Nutrition Education Serving whole grain-rich (WGR) grains is an S1 Allergies & Restrictions
important element of the new meal pattern. • Why Nutrition Matters in Head Start
and Corrective Action Tool Learn how to identify which products meet the
Program Administration
Hear about the results of North Carolina S1 whole grain-rich regulations. Trainers can use this & Operations
child care centers use of, workshop to support CACFP participants.
a tailored nutrition education and meal planning • Avoiding Costly Mistakes in the
system. Eight behavior change modules focus on Lisa Mack, National CACFP Sponsors Association CACFP

the new meal pattern and an interactive planning • CN Labels & Product Formulation
tool allows for scheduling meals, with recipes, Statements: Hands-on Practice
based on approved foods. Improved Menu Documentation
• Family Style Feeding: Functional
Robert J. Bensley, PhD, MCHES & Jason Rivas, MPA, with Effective Technical Assistance and Fun
Western Michigan University
Want to increase menu compliance on a S3 • Field Trip Creditable
large-scale? Get the blueprint! The North • Food Safety Best Practices
Carolina State Agency developed menu assessment • Growing CACFP Provider Participation
Healthy Eating from Head to Toe tools to operationalize statewide, institution- • Growing Your Food Program
• Intentional Mealtimes
Discover foods that benefit and impact S1 specific technical assistance for CACFP Operators. • Serious Deficiency Process
different parts of the human body with Learn about strategies and tools to streamline • Steps to Success Sponsoring Centers
menu evaluation. Gain insight proven to improve • Taming the Inefficiency Monster
new ways and ideas to serve these foods in Child meal documentation and reimbursement potential.
Nutrition Programs. Review and discuss CACFP State Agency
nutrition program updates including tools to
calculate ounce equivalents. Leave with resources Julie Sundermann, MPH, RDN, LDN & Karen Lainez • Expanding Eligibility to Subsidy
to train this workshop to program participants. Rubi, MPH, RDN, LDN, CHES, CCHC, North Carolina Providers in the CACFP
Division of Public Health, Special Nutrition Programs Unit,
Kate Abernathy, MS, RD, LD, CCNP, Providers Choice CACFP • Farm to Child Care: Track and
Celebrate Success
Healthy Eating Habits Take Root Two Hour Session
• GIS Maps: Increasing CACFP
Early In-Service Training for Head Start Participation

Farm to early child care can help foster Staff • Improved Menu Documentation
children’s learning and exposure to new with Effective Technical Assistance
S1 Learn how to make your Head Start S3
in-service training more interactive. Building • Integrating Program Requirements
foods. Teaching children about healthy foods can on math, science, language and literacy as part of with Summer Food Applications
increase the curiosity of young minds, and their
willingness to try new foods. Learn how to use family style meal service routines, discover how to
help the teachers in your program make the most
resources to employ simple nutrition education of their teachable moments. Take home training
activities and get children excited about new foods.
materials and make and take learning activities
USDA Food and Nutrition Service Staff your teachers can incorporate into their lesson


Sheila Tompkins-Hess, ECE Professional

"Attending the classes and being in the CACFP

environment at the conference gives me such

a high! I feel rejuvenated and ready to take
on all obstacles fueled with new information

and strategies. I have new tools to implement

to make our summer program rock."

Tonja Wright, House of Tiny Steps


Workshops Intentional Mealtimes Maximize Your Sponsorship

Mealtimes provide an opportunity for S1 Potential: Summer & Afterschool
children to progress across all developmental
Incorporating Grains and Dairy domains. Review responsive feeding practices, Meals

into CACFP Meal Patterns identify critical feeding milestones, and learn Learn to avoid the abrupt start and stop of S4
how to integrate feeding with other domains the Summer Meals and At-Risk Afterschool
Are you or your providers tired of serving program periods by facilitating both programs
the same old recipes? Are you looking for S1 of child development. Get tips for classroom consecutively and creating a year round program

new ways to delight your children? Join us to learn implementation and for promoting healthy feeding offering. A bit of strategic planning can create
practices with families.
new ideas, strategies, tips and tricks for pairing a seamless transition that allows for maximum
menu items and creating recipes that are sure to be Monica Griffin, MS, RDN, LDN, Children's Healthcare
fun and kid pleasing. of Atlanta efficiency and sustainability for sponsor

Illeme Amegatcher, PhD, General Mills Bell Institute Introducing Healthy Food Choices Brian Wieher, CMP, CCNP, SNS & Melissa Weissler, MPH
of Health and Nutrition Operation Food Search

Monica Coulter, MS, General Mills with Fun, Interactive Learning

Increasing Afterschool Meals Eating patterns that are adopted during S1 Mealtimes with Toddlers: CACFP
childhood affect health across a lifespan. Halftime Live
Learn new ways to introduce healthy and nutritious
Participation food choices to children participating in CACFP The toddler years are an important time
for healthy transitions. Come explore the S1
Learn unique strategies to market and
promote your CACFP afterschool program S4 through fun and interactive learning activities. CACFP meal pattern for 1-2 year olds, including

within the community. By partnering with Shelby Beverly, CCNP, MSA, Deborah Wilson, CMP, hot topics such as types of milk to serve,
community partners and parents, sponsors will and Amanda Dyes, CCNP, Georgia Nutritional Services introducing new foods, developing self-feeding

develop methods to increase participation in skills, communicating with parents, and more.
afterschool, gain parental support and provide
more nutritious meals in the community. Investigating Fraud, Waste & Abuse USDA Food and Nutrition Service Staff

Kendra Burton, CCNP, Newark Board of Education in Federally Funded Programs

Gain insight on investigating allegations of S4 Meeting the Nutritional Needs of
non-compliance in the CACFP and SFSP.
Infant & Toddler Movement Fun Learn how to identify red flags during a monitoring Children

Learn fun, developmentally appropriate review and take home interview techniques, Your job is to offer nutritious meals S1
physical activities to play with infants and and snacks as your menu meets CACFP
S2 sampling methodologies, and best practices which requirements. But, is it meeting children’s

toddlers in CACFP childcare homes and centers have been instrumental in identifying fraud, waste, nutritional needs? Dive into the Dietary Guidelines
and abuse in federally funded programs.
and Early Head Start classrooms. Consider the for Americans to learn children’s macro and micro-
many benefits of physical activity and how these
activities help meet recommended best practices. Monica Miles, CPA, CFE & Cherese Myree, CFE nutrients needs, their sources, and examine the
MH Miles Company, CPA, PC nutrition facts label.

View demonstrations and videos of these activities Helen Woo, MS, RDN, LDN, Jefferson Community Action
and try some yourself. Programs Head Start
Make Staff Training Stick
Diane H. Craft, PhD, Active Play Books
Shauna Best, CCNP, Very Best Consulting Want your training to be memorable? S3 Menu Planning with Nutritious
Discover effective strategies you can use and
review basic adult learning principals. Find out
how to not only get your staff training heard, but and Shelf Stable Tomato Products
Innovative Solutions to Meet
turned into action. Looking for ideas to help you integrate
Nutrition Standards creditable vegetables in the new CACFP S2

From the business sector to public health, Samantha Brueske, OSPI Child Nutrition Services Meal Pattern? Learn about nutritious, shelf stable
there are innovative ways in which programs
S6 tomato products and easy and popular menu

can comply with CACFP guidelines in order to Making a Muffin Tin Recipe Box solutions, featuring complete reimbursable meal
ideas plus DIY Grab-N-Go Meal Kits.
maximize time and effectiveness. Hear how to Are you or your family home child care
form partnerships to help relieve barriers to food providers having trouble serving mixed
S1 Jodi Batten, SNS, Red Gold

access and learn about options for procurement. foods and not serving the right quantities? We'll

Jonathan Wallace, CGF, Alliance for a Healthier teach you how to use our muffin tin hack and you'll Methods to Becoming a Great
Generation work in groups to develop a new recipe to share
with fellow attendees. Together, we'll review your
ingredients to ensure you're ready to make a muffin Do you have what is takes to lead? Is your
Integrating Program Requirements tin recipe box back home. team producing great results? Every great S6

with Summer Food Applications Denise Andrews, CMP, CCNP, For the Children team starts with a great leader. Learn effective

Hear how Florida takes advantage of their S3 strategies on what it takes to lead and have a great
online application process with several successful team while exploring various leadership
enhancements and supplemental tools to ensure Math, Science, Language, and skills and leadership styles.
all SFSP requirements are met. The system is
designed to simplify the application process, Literacy During Lunchtime Kendra Burton, CCNP, Newark Board of Education

better manage site information and limit manual Learn about and develop activities to S1 Nourishing the Whole Child
processes. implement during mealtimes as a way to
incorporate healthy eating into your curriculum.
Rachel Mohler, MS, RD, LDN, Florida Department through the SFSP
of Agriculture and Consumer Service Theresa Patterson, MA, Alabama State Department
of Education Each child, in each community, deserves S1
to be healthy, safe, engaged, supported,
and challenged for long-term success in college,
career, and life. Learn how embracing the Whole
Child model can lead to increased engagement,
communication and meal quality at Summer Food
Service Program sites.

20 Emily Purves, RDN & Sara Harmon, MPH, RDN, Michigan
Department of Education

Nutrition and the Brain Planting a Garden, Planting EducationTracks

Learn about the vital role of nutrition and S1 Children Train-the-Trainer
brain development. Understand specific
nutrients essential for brain development and Gardening with children helps improve S1 • Active Play! Fun Physical Activities
their eating habits. Learn about the positive for Preschoolers
approaches to ensure adequate intake. Examine developmental skills they learn in the process and
how hunger impacts physical growth and academic • Changing Minds and Plates:
performance as well as the importance of how to set one up. Engaging children in gardening Farm to Early Care and Education
could possibly create lifestyle changes in families.
embedding evidenced-based nutrition education as • Food Insecurity Connection to Obesity
a strategy to improve nutritional status. Cheryl Moss, A Mother's Touch Center for Child and Role of the Provider
Ashley Roth, MS, RDN & Kristin Mize, Common Threads • Healthy Eating from Head to Toe
Michelle Smith, MSW, LSW, Capital Area Head Start • Infant & Toddler Movement Fun
• Responsive Feeding: Using Mealtimes
Obesity and Children with Special Powerful Partnerships to Promote
to Support Development
Healthcare Needs Healthier Generations • Start Strong: Cooking Feeding

Childhood obesity is an epidemic in the US S1 Explore how partnering with nonprofit S6 and More
and children with special needs are at greater organizations can provide unique
risk for obesity. Hear about the unique health Management
issues, current research, and barriers of sensory professional learning opportunities for staff while
simultaneously increasing fruit and vegetable • Connecting with Businesses to
processing and feeding skills. consumption. Hear about farm to school initiatives, Advance Community Wellness

Chandi Edmonds, PT, DPT, PCS, Alpha Kids Shine sample tasty snacks, and leave with tools for • Fundraising 101
implementation at your program. • Grant Writing 101
• Go Paperless: Bringing CACFP
Two Hour Session Rebecca Portman, MS, Forward Food, A Program of The
Humane Society of the United States Sponsorships into The Digital Age
Ounce Equivalents for Grains: • Make Staff Training Stick
Gina Cook, Quality Care for Children • Methods to Becoming a Great Leader

No Weigh! Summer Food

Team Nutrition has several resources and S1 Prep to Plate for Centers: CACFP • Boost Participation by Rethinking
tools to help CACFP operators transition Your Summer Meal Service Strategy
to grains ounce equivalents—no food scales Portion Sizes
• Creating A Pop-Up Summer Meals
required! Receive hands-on training and leave with CACFP portioning can be confusing on S1 Experience
a menu of options for successful implementation. paper and in practice, many more questions
come up. See correct portion sizes illustrated and • From Hot to Cold: How to Bring
Download the Food Buying Guide mobile app get answers to common real-world portioning and Quality Cold Meals to Your SFSP
before attending this workshop.
service questions. Get tips for the kitchen and find • Nourishing the Whole Child through
USDA Food and Nutrition Service Staff out what tools help compliance and reduce food the SFSP

waste. • Seamless Summer Option: Stories
of Success
Paperless Program Management Caitlin Boland, RD, LDN, CMP, CCNP & Marcia Wileczek,
CMP, CCNP, Novick Brothers • Summer in South Carolina: A Mobile
Site management is critical to running a Meal Program
successful CACFP or SFSP program. But S3
• Summer Meals Marketing for Reaching
getting meal accurate, timely meal service forms Preparing Plant-Based Proteins Today’s Youth
back from sites is a challenge. Learn how sponsors
are leveraging Line2Feed technology to streamline The demand for more plant-based meals and • Summer Meals: Leveraging Mobile
their processes, automate compliance, increase special diets in your program continues to S1 Solutions in Rural Communities

reimbursements and go completely paperless at grow each year. Investigate these diets and • Summer Resource Map: A Tool
identify ingredients that can be used to meet this to Target Gaps in Meal Service
point of service! need and remain within budget while offering
Track Sponsored by
Emily Branton, MBA & Naomi Czerwinskyj, MA allergen-friendly options. Look at a variety of
Link2Feed plant-based proteins like beans, tofu, and tempeh

and discuss how to use each best in recipes.

Two Hour Session Karla Dumas, RDN, Rebecca Portman, MS, Forward Food,
A Program of The Humane Society of the United States
Parent Engagement in Farm to

Early Care and Education Programs Preventing Obesity in Early Care

Get an overview of best practices and current S1 and Education
research in farm to early care and education
and hear from a sponsor actively implementing
those to help centers engage parents. Learn Learn best practices for obesity prevention S1
in early care and education settings (ECE)
practical, parent-approved strategies for engaging and how CACFP sponsors and other stakeholders
parents and take home resources you can use
today. can embed healthy nutrition and physical activity
into their programs through partnerships and
collaboration across the ECE system. Take home
Alyssa Lowe, MPH, Georgia Health Policy Center key resources on obesity prevention.
Reynaldo Green, Gina Cook, Shannon Holbrook & Quality
Nora Geary, MPH, MSW, McKing Consulting
Care for Children Carrie Dooyema, RN, MSN, MPH, Centers for Disease

Control and Prevention


Workshops Schools as Afterschool Meals Sesame Street in Communities:

Sponsors, Sites, and Vendors Supporting Our Most Vulnerable

Procurement in the CACFP Set up schools for afterschool meals success S6 Children
with the knowledge and experience of a
Get an overview of federal procurement school nutrition director and a nonprofit sponsor. Beyond our health curriculum, Sesame S3
regulations and practical tools on how to S5 Street in Communities addresses some of
execute successful procurement measures. We’ll cover everything you need to know, from the most adverse experiences affecting our most
finding the right models for partnership and
LaMonika Jones, M.Ed, GCPA, Bright from the Start: implementation to communication with school and vulnerable families and children – from trauma to
GA Dept. of Early Care and Learning homelessness and foster care to substance abuse.
district officials to logistics and staffing. Explore why these resources are being created and

Carolyn Wait, RD, MPH, Share Our Strength their significance in the work you do.
Donna Martin, EdS, RDN, SNS, FAND, Burke County
Program Integrity: Transitioning Antonio Freitas, Sesame Workshop
Board of Education
from Paper to Digital Records Vicki Lipscomb, CMP, Child Nutrition Program

Change is challenging, but can be so S3 Smart Strategies for Financially
rewarding! Learn how sponsors have
transitioned to using a mobile application Seamless Summer Option: Stories Savvy Youth

for their sites to produce daily digital records for of Success Financial capability skills are typically S3
acquired at different rates over three
streamlining production, reducing waste, analyzing Hear from a panel of Turnip the Beet Award broad developmental stages: early childhood,
trends, and monitoring their programs from a Winning School Districts on how the S4
middle childhood, and the teen years. Children
single sponsor level website hosted in the cloud. local program impacted children and how their ages 3 to 5 are usually too young to understand

Matthew Essner, SNS, Colyar Technology Solutions operations lead them to the national recognition. abstract financial concepts. Still, they are building
Brian Wieher, CMP, CCNP, SNS, Operation Food Search Take away inspiration for feeding kids year-round.
a foundation that can serve them well in the
Donna Carver, SNS, Floyd County Schools future. Learn about free resources and how your
Danielle Scott-Freeman, Douglas County School Nutrition organization can help parents and kids learn more
Resources for CACFP Professionals Andrea McSmith, MBA & Ruth Taylor, MS, RD, LD, Fulton about lifelong money management.

Are you searching for free tools on meal S3 County Schools Leslie Jones, MS & Meina Banh, MA, Consumer Financial
pattern, menu planning, food preparation, Protection Bureau
or more? The Institute of Child Nutrition has you
covered! Learn about our resources for CACFP Serious Deficiency Process

professionals in child care settings, how to Are you in a quandary about the SD process? S4 Sourced: Procurement 101
download or request materials, and take home one Get an overview of the serious deficiency
of our publications. Get examples of how to effectively partner
process, hear about the most common errors in with vendors and suppliers and go home S2

Lutina Cochran, Institute of Child Nutrition responding to serious deficiencies, and better with answers to your most challenging questions
understand the elements of the appeals process and
role of the hearing official. about how to procure meals and/or food items for
Responsive Feeding: Using USDA Food and Nutrition Service Staff
LaMonika Jones, M.Ed, GCPA, Bright from the Start:
Mealtimes to Support GA Dept. of Early Care and Learning

Development Serving Cold Lunches Kimberly Della Donna, Georgia Organics
Torey Repetski, MPH, Atlanta Community Food Bank
Learn more about what responsive feeding S1 Cold lunches can be fun and sometimes are S1 Lianni Maldonado, MS, RDN, LDN, Burke County Schools
is and how it benefits both the child and a necessity if you're planning a picnic or Abby Tennenbaum, The Common Market
the family. Go home with strategies on how to Gary Mathews, Gourmet Express
implement it in the food program and consider field trip. In addition to meal pattern requirements,
prep time, cost, and overall appearance matter
ways to help families incorporate responsive when menu planning cold lunches. Bring your
feeding into their daily routines.
favorite cold lunch menu and we'll work together Soyfoods: Health Benefits &
Stephanie Womack, MA, American Academy of Pediatrics - to determine if it's cost effective and desirable for
National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness children. Versatility

Denise Andrews, CMP, CCNP, For The Children Do you know that soy products meet CACFP S1
requirements for meat|meat alternate,
Roadmap to Understanding and vegetables, and milk? The versatility of soy makes

Impacting CACFP Policy Serving Head Start Children with it an invaluable option for food providers. Learn
Food Allergies & Restrictions
CACFP policy occurs at multiple levels S7 about the unique health benefits of soy and easy
(federal, state, local, and organizational). How can we better serve children with food S1 tips to make soy a tasty (and affordable) part of
allergies and restrictions from a central kitchen & children’s diets.
Learn about how the policy process works, current program operations lens? Learn how to efficiently
CACFP policy, the levels that different types of respond to a large number of special diet requests,
policy decisions related to CACFP are made, and provide reasonable meal accommodations, and Linda Funk, The Soyfoods Council
communicate with staff and parents while meeting
ways to effectively making your voice heard. Head Start and CACFP regulations. Special Diets and Civil Rights

Jessica Soldavini & Tamara Cox Baker, RD, LDN, MPH Rebecca Rodriguez, Lorain County Community Compliance in the CACFP
No Kid Hungry NC Action Agency

What is required for a child with a food S7
allergy or special diet need? Learn how to
best support the needs of the child while balancing
program regulations. Review real-world examples
with solutions and lists of creditable foods, tools
Sesame Street in Communities: and resources while maintaining compliance with

Let’s Get Cooking! civil rights.

Learn how to support child and adult S1 Kate Abernathy, MS, RD, LD, Providers Choice
care institutions and family or group day
care homes with our free resources specifically
designed to promote healthy eating.

Antonio Freitas, Sesame Workshop


Sponsoring Summer Food: Successful Strategies in Creating & EducationTracks

Keys to Financial Management Implementing Wellness Policies Commercial

You’re already working the food program S5 Healthy Way to Grow is an evidence- S3 • CACFP Training Program & Nutrition
and are ready to expand to summer feeding. based program that has helped hundreds of Calendar
Hear about best practices to ensure proper internal providers create and implement wellness policies.
controls for successful financial management and Hear about Rhode Island's experience, learn what • Empowering Kids to be Healthy
mitigate high risk program areas. it is, how you (and the providers or children you and Smart from the Inside Out
serve) can benefit from participation, and where to
Monica Miles, CPA, CFE & Cherese Myree, CFE find new tools and resources. • Fly through Your CACFP Paperwork
MH Miles Company, CPA, PC with CenterPilot

Sponsors Navigating Success in Jennifer Weber, RD, MPH, American Heart Association • Food & Supply Source: Money Saving
Heidi Hetzler, MS, RDN, University of Rhode Island GPO

Summer and Afterschool Meals Summer & Afterschool Meals • Health-e Pro: Making Ingredient
and Recipe Management Easy
Hear results from recent surveys completed S6 Paperwork Playbook
by summer and afterschool meals program • Incorporating Grains and Dairy
sponsors in North Carolina detailing perspectives into CACFP Meal Patterns
on program areas such as marketing, enrichment Paperwork can be the most daunting aspect S1
of Child Nutrition Programs. By using • Paperless Program Management
activities, partnerships, challenges and areas of technology to streamline paperwork, sponsors can • Program Integrity: Transitioning from
success. Learn about the intersection of the two
programs, what works, and common barriers to increase utilization of SFSP and CACFP. Learn Paper to Digital Records
how to set sites up for success when switching
participation. to a commercial paperless system and increase Policy & Advocacy

Tamara Baker & Jessica Soldavini, RD, LDN, MPH participation by focusing on improving your • Accommodating Participants with
No Kid Hungry NC program. Disabilities in Community Meals

Melissa Weissler, MPH, Operation Food Search • Child Nutrition Reauthorization
• Civil Rights 101: Compliance with
Standardized Recipes and You
Civil Rights Requirements
Learn how to create standardized recipes and S1 Summer in South Carolina: • Roadmap to Understanding and
why it's important you use them. Review
and take home a flow chart which helps create a A Mobile Meal Program Impacting CACFP Policy
• Special Diets and Civil Rights
standard operating practice for recipe development. Pop Up Picnics serves a rural island S4
Learn how to better use foods you have on your community thousands of meals each summer Compliance in the CACFP
from SFSP lunches and fresh produce to shelf
shelves to create new recipes and how to look for stable pantry boxes. Learn how to identify mobile Financial Management
recipe concepts online.
sites, market your program, engage children and • CACFP Administrative Budgets
Malissa Marsden, SNS, Child Nutrition Support Services their families, and host a Spike event! • Developing a CACFP Budget
• Flawless Audits: Managing Your
Kara Moore & Christina Auth, Lowcountry Food Bank
CACFP Sponsorship
Two Hour Session • Innovative Solutions to Meet Nutrition

Start Strong: Cooking Feeding Summer Meals Marketing Standards
• Investigating Fraud, Waste & Abuse
and More for Reaching Today’s Youth
in Federally Funded Programs
Child care providers may lack the cooking S1 Summer can be a time of fun in the sun, but S6 • Procurement in the CACFP
skills and time needed to prepare healthy many children face hunger while school • Smart Strategies for Financially Savvy
foods. In this train the trainer, learn how to teach
the Start Strong: Cooking, Feeding and More is not in session. Learn more about creative Youth
marketing strategies to engage youth through • Sourced: Procurement 101
curriculum. Topics include: knife skills, adding social media, student leaders, elected officials and • Sponsoring Summer Food:
flavor without salt, cooking with beans, menu
planning and more. community partners. Keys to Financial Management

Mary Schroeder, RDN, LD, MPH & Kelly Kunkel, MS, Helenka Ostrum, MS, MPH, Texas Department 23
MCHES, University of Minnesota Extension of Agriculture

Steps to Success Sponsoring Summer Meals: Leveraging Mobile

Centers Solutions in Rural Communities

If you’re a new sponsor of centers or are S6 Join No Kid Hungry and program providers S6
thinking of starting the center journey, come from rural Maryland and Georgia to learn
about the unique nature of reaching kids in rural
learn the steps you'll need to successfully start your areas for summer food service. Hear directly
centers and get them on their way to claiming.
From initial contact, to establishing procedures, from sponsors who find success with mobile
meals, including details on securing vehicles and
to training and to maintaining success on the equipment, managing costs, menu planning, and
Alix Pasillas, CMP, CCNP & Arlene Ross, CCNP
Food For Kids Kara Panowitz, MSW, Maryland No Kid Hungry
Emily Pia, Share Our Strength
Straw Bales: A New Way to Garden Donna Martin, EdS, RDN, SNS, FAND, Burke County

Learn how to start a straw bale garden from Board of Education
beginning to end and you'll be planting and Scott Germain, Garrett County Public Schools


growing with the children in your care this spring.
No space? Bad soil? No problem.

Pamela Heisler, CCNP & Alix Pasillas, CMP, CCNP
Food For Kids

EducationTracks Summer Resource Map: A Tool to The Role of Nutrition Education in

Research and Resources Target Gaps in Meal Service the Classroom

• Affordable Ways to Promote Learning The Summer Resource Map is a digital tool S3 Children spend most of their time in school, S1
and a Healthy Lifestyle that uses Geographic Information Systems and it is where the foundation for healthy
technology to illustrate gaps in service habits are laid. Learn ways to incorporate nutrition
• Big Impacts in Rural Early Care and foster improved access to summer meals for in the classroom through engaging activities,
and Education Settings children in Florida through the Summer BreakSpot discussions, and role modeling. Get resources for
Program. Features of the map will be brought to easy-to-use lesson plans that teach nutrition to
• Body Shakes & Brain Waves: Moving life through a live demonstration. children.
& Learning in Childhood
Rachel Mohler, MS, RD, LDN, Florida Department of Salome Pemberton, RDN, CCNP, CDN
• Feeding Children: The Ecological Agriculture and Consumer Services Food Services Group
Approach to Family Style Dining
Taming the Inefficiency Monster USDA National Breastfeeding
• Feeding, Eating and Succeeding
Together (FEAST) Learn how to improve and maximize S4 Campaign for Millennial WIC Moms
policies, procedures, and training to
• Food Safety in Child Care Centers counteract the most common findings and Get an overview of USDA’s campaign, S3
• Introducing Healthy Food Choices which supports breastfeeding moms with
inefficiencies in your programs. Get step-by- comprehensive, current and culturally appropriate
with Fun, Interactive Learning step guidance on finding opportunities for
• Nutrition and the Brain improvement together with inspirational ideas on messaging, materials, and website. Campaign
• Obesity and Children with Special goals are to encourage initiation and continuation
how to strengthen your business flow and keep the of breastfeeding; increase knowledge and ability
Healthcare Needs inefficiency monster at bay.
• Parent Engagement in Farm to Early to breastfeed; increase referrals to WIC; and
Amanda Tucker, CMP, CCNP, LSS, CHES provide technical assistance in the promotion of
Care and Education Programs & Carolyn Miller, CMP, CCNP, ESC Region 11 breastfeeding.
• Planting A Garden, Planting Children
• Preventing Obesity in Early Care USDA Food and Nutrition Service Staff

and Education Technology that Doesn't Break
• Resources for CACFP Professionals
• Sesame Street in Communities: the Bank Using CACFP to Support Farm to

Let’s Get Cooking! Hear how UMCFood developed technology S3 Early Care and Education Models
• Sesame Street in Communities: for use to serve over 300 sites in 2 states
and earned outstanding Management Reviews for Hear how the states of Georgia and
Supporting Our Most Vulnerable Wisconsin use the CACFP to support Farm S1
• Straw Bales: A New Way to Garden both CACFP and SFSP. We'll share how to identify to Early Care and Education. Each state will share
• Successful Strategies in Creating the need, how to get it solved, how to write a road
& Implementing Wellness Policies map, work with a programmer, and what it cost their statewide data collection results and how the
• The Role of Nutrition Education data will be used to support the implementation
in the Classroom us. We'll also share what went right and wrong of Farm to Early Care and Education models.
along the way to help you take on the same type of
project. Opportunities and barriers will be shared together
with resources for training.
Larry Karow, CMP, CCNP, D.Min & Jolene Benedict
UMCFood Ministry Dadit Hidayat, MS, PhD & Daithi Wolfe
Kids Forward
The Power of Partnerships for Best
Melisa Haberlen DeWolf, MPH, JD
Practices and Resources Voices for Georgia’s Children

Lorenzo Almada, PhD, Georgia State University

Created by the State Legislature, the Early S7 Why Nutrition Matters in Head
Childhood Health and Nutrition Interagency
Council brought together representatives from 13 Start
state agencies, childcare providers and community
groups to make recommendations for improving Head Start has been around for over S1
fifty years. Its unique design offers
the health of Texans under the age of six. Learn comprehensive education as well as health and
key take-aways and identify public sector
resources that can be used at the state and local nutrition services to low-income children. Learn
why nutrition matters in Head Start and how you
levels. can meet the nutritional needs of our country’s

Beth K. Thorson, MS, RDN, Texas Department most vulnerable children.
of Agriculture
Shauna Payne, Tallatoona CAP

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Join the child On behalf of our organization, I would like to attend the National Child Nutrition does a standardized recipe involve? Why are they
nutrition community Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, April 14-16, 2020. For 34 years this conference for so important? With fun, hands-on activities, review
for... CACFP, Afterschool, and Summer has offered unparalleled training, education, and the important components of a standardized recipe
3 Days of networking opportunities to the child nutrition community. and learn how to ensure your recipes are written
EDUCATION for accuracy, scalability, and clarity.
The conference is a three-day professional education event offering over 150 hours of
Over 200 presentations featuring topics including nutrition, program operations, administration and Make your case to attend Linsey LaPlant, MS, RDN, Health-e Pro
financial management of CACFP and SFSP food programs, resources and technology,
PRESENTERS case studies, train the trainer sessions, and management solutions. I will be able to gain You can download our supervisor's letter, benefits
knowledge that will help our organization continue to succeed and impact more lives. page, and cost worksheet @
Attached to this letter are the costs associated with the travel as well as more information
ATTENDEES on the invaluable benefits:
TRACKS • Networking regionally
• Networking nationally within my specific function
150 hours of • Continuing Education Units
• Resource access
CEU’s You can read about the 2019 speakers, workshops, preconference deep-dive sessions,
available learning excursions, and see how my attendance will provide a positive impact on our
program at
“Speakers are great!
I always leave the You can be confident that the knowledge I gain at this conference will encourage greater
quality and productivity for me, and I look forward to the opportunity to share information
conference knowing with colleagues upon my return from the conference.
something new.”
Thank you for your consideration.

Attend the... 34TH NATIONAL




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