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.
Information About Whole Grains
Information About Credible Yogurts
Information About Credible Cereals
Information About Milk
General CACFP Information
New meal patterns went into effect on 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:
Serve a variety of foods to increase nutrition throughout the day
Required Components for Meals
(meat may be substituted for grain up to 3 X's per week at Breakfast only)
Snacks (AM, PM, Evening):
Choose TWO components from DIFFERENT food groups: Grain, Meat/Meat Alternate, Fruit, Vegetable, Milk
MDC Child and Adult Care Food Program
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