Required Components for Meals
Snacks (AM, PM, Evening):
Remember to serve a variety of foods to increase the variety of nutrients given throughout the day.
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MDC Child and Adult Care Food Program
New meal patterns will be in effect as of October 1, 2017!
The last major changes that occurred in the USDA food guidelines was in 1968. Times are changing and it is critical that we focus on the health and well-being of all children!
The goals of these changes are to:
The major changes that will become effective in October include:
Resources from the USDA
The USDA has published several flyers regarding the new meal patterns for providers that you may print or save on your computer for easy access. There will be additional information available soon, which we will update here as it becomes available.
Information About Whole Grains
Information About Credible Yogurts
Information About Credible Cereals
Information About Milk
General CACFP Information