Register Today for CACFP Conference

CACFP CE News June 8, 2015
This information is to keep you informed of any changes in policies and procedures and
of new communication originating from the state office this month.
Table of Contents
CACFP Conference
o Register Today
o More Information
o Allowable Costs Information
Policy and Handbook
o Handbook Revisions Issued
o Webinars for New CEs
o Nutrition and Wellness Tips for Young Children: Provider Handbook for the Child
and Adult Care Food Program
Commissioner Visits Child Care Garden
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller and Assistant Commissioner for Food and Nutrition
Angela Olige joined preschool students at Mainspring Schools in Austin to plant a salsa garden
on June 2.
Austin’s Mainspring Schools has received two received USDA CACFP child care wellness
grants through TDA — one for $7,500 in 2011-2012 and another for $10,000 in 2013-2014.
Mainspring Schools used these funds to establish Farm to Child Care initiatives and explore
innovative ways to teach children about healthy foods. Click here to see the full release along
with more photos and video.
Register Today for CACFP Conference
The Sheraton Dallas, site of TDA’s 2015 CACFP Conference, offers an exciting downtown
Dallas location, luxurious amenities and a special room rate of $125 per night for conference
attendees. This rate ends Monday, June 8. After June 8, room rates increase. Reservations
may be canceled without penalty at any time up to July 5, but reserve now.
CACFP Conference Registration and Details
CEs can go to the CACFP Conference Web page for registration and conference details. CEs
should register now for the July 6-9 CACFP Conference and reserve a room at the Sheraton
Dallas in Downtown Dallas
Allowable Costs
Information about allowable costs for CEs attending the Conference are available in the
attached document—CACFP 2015 Conference Budget Information.
Policy and Handbook
CACFP Handbook Revisions Issued
The Texas Department of Agriculture's (TDA) Food and Nutrition Division released the
following Handbook Revision Notices for the following:
Child and Adult Care Food Programs
Section 2000, Eligibility and Application Requirements, of the CACFP Handbooks
have been revised. Reference Handbook Revisions ADC 15-07, CCC 15-07, At-risk
15-07 or DCH 15-07 for specific information.
To view these Revision Notices online and the newly revised sections of the CACFP
Handbooks, go to;Han
dbook.aspx. For additional program information, visit
Webinars for New CEs
Introduction to CACFP for Day Care Homes
9:30 a.m. June 16
Introduction to CACFP for Child Care Centers
9:30 a.m. June 18
Introduction to CACFP for Adult Day Care Centers
9:30 a.m. June 25
Webinars can be accessed in the Food and Nutrition Learning Center on CEs
can search for the class by name and then choose their CACFP category. An account and
Personal User Code is required. If you have any questions, the education phone line is (512)
Popular Handbook Now in English and Spanish
Nutrition and Wellness Tips for Young Children: Provider Handbook for the Child and Adult Care
Food Program was developed by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of
Health and Human Services (HHS) to help CACFP child care providers create healthier
environments for the children in their care.
Now available in English and Spanish, this popular resource includes tip sheets, success
stories, and other information on topics such as building healthy plate with fruits, vegetables,
whole grains, and beans, encouraging physical activity and active play, limiting screen time,
food safety and more. Download it today at:
This product was funded by USDA. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.