Latest News for the Child and Adult Care Food Program

5/8/2024 CACFP and SFSP Nutrition Standards Webinar May 16

5/1/2024 RELEASE: New Online Form to Request Early Removal from the NDL and TEXSL

5/1/2024 RELEASE: Consolidated Section 10000 of the CACFP Handbook

4/30/2024 "And Justice for All" Poster - Updated Guidance

4/30/2024 USDA Releases Final Rule for Child Nutrition Program Nutrition Standards - CACFP

4/1/2024 RELEASE: Proposed Rule for Serious Deficiency Process in the CACFP and SFSP

4/1/2024 2024 Consolidated Appropriations Act's Impact on Child Nutrition Programs

3/8/2024 Now available: The Child Nutrition (CN) Labeling Manual

3/7/2024 RELEASE: 2024-2025 Income Eligibility Guidelines

3/6/2024 RELEASE: Proposed Rule for Serious Deficiency Process in SFSP and CACFP

3/6/2024 RELEASE: School Data for Area Eligibility Report

2/16/2024 ACTION REQUIRED – Validation of all Unaffiliated CACFP At-Risk Sites

2/5/2024 ACTION REQUIRED! - Sponsors of Unaffiliated At-Risk Sites

2/5/2024 CACFP Training - Reach Out to Your ESC

2/5/2024 Unanticipated School Closure Notification Forms and Guidance

2/5/2024 RELEASE: NEW Duplicative Services FAQs

2/2/2024 RELEASE: SFSP and SSO Rural Non-Congregate Service Regulations

2/2/2024 New features and food yields in the Food Buying Guide Web-Based Tool

1/8/2024 CACFP Menu Planners for Breakfast and Snack in English and Spanish

1/8/2024 Reminder for all TX-UNPS and WBSCM entities

1/4/2024 FAQs Clarify Duplicative Costs and Multiple Contracts for Same Service

12/4/2023 Important Security Reminders for User Access Managers (UAM) of TX-UNPS

12/4/2023 Updated Team Nutrition Resources for the Child Nutrition Programs

12/4/2023 Updated Guidance on Access to Domesticated and Wild Game Animals

12/4/2023 Crediting Tofu and Soy Yogurt Products in the Child Nutrition Programs

12/4/2023 CACFP Menu Planners for Breakfast and Snack in English and Spanish

11/14/2023 Important Guidance for And Justice for All Posters

10/24/2023 New Milk Flexibility Available with Emergency Conditions Notification Form for Contracting Entities Experiencing Milk Service Disruption

10/2/2023 Now Available! New Food Yields Added to the Food Buying Guide

10/2/2023 FDA Issued Recall: Eagle Produce Whole Cantaloupe

9/27/2023 Updated Guidance on the Infant Meal Pattern

9/19/2023 Scholarships Available for CACFP Event

8/29/2023 Important Information about Health Coverage among Child Nutrition Program Participants

8/25/2023 NEW! Child Nutrition Program Integrity Final Rule

12/2/2022 Specific Prior Written Approval (SPWA) Overview

10/29/2021 Minimum CACFP Protocol Threshold Salary Increase Guidance for Staff and General Office Positions

7/29/2021 CACFP Meal Rates Effective 7/1/21

7/19/2021 DCH Meal Rates Effective 7/1/21

7/12/2021 CACFP Program Year 2021-2022 (PY22)

7/2/2021 CACFP Special Processing Guidance

7/1/2021 CACFP Application Processing

5/20/2021 CACFP Compensation Protocol

4/14/2021 Requests for Increases in Compensation

8/30/2020 Multiple Meal Times

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