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Meal Counting, Claiming, and Documentation for Day Care Homes (CDSS-211 Program 5)

CACFP Annual Training for Homes is a 1 hour comprehensive online course designed to provide annual required training for day care homes participating in the CACFP.

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Sponsoring Organization Hearing Official Training (CDSS-160)

This course is designed for returning Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) staff and will review the regulations and procedures of the CACFP to assist CACFP Operators with regulatory compliance.

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General Recordkeeping and Recordkeeping for Emergency Shelters (CDSS-614)

This course focuses on general CACFP recordkeeping requirements in lesson 1. In lesson 2, recordkeeping requirements for Outside School Hours Care Centers is discussed more specifically. The course addresses program eligibility, operational requirements, enrollment, participant eligibility, and miscellaneous recordkeeping requirements.

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General Recordkeeping and Outside-School-Hours Care Centers Recordkeeping (CDSS-613)

This course focuses on general CACFP recordkeeping requirements in lesson 1. In lesson 2, recordkeeping requirements for Outside School Hours Care Centers is discussed more specifically. The course addresses program eligibility, operational requirements, enrollment, participant eligibility, and miscellaneous recordkeeping requirements.

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CACFP Performance Standards (CDSS-130)

CACFP regulations require that all new and participating CACFP institutions meet and maintain compliance with the three Performance Standards; Financial Management and Viability, Administrative Capability, and Program Accountability. This course is designed to guide CACFP institutions to better understand the importance of the Performance Standards, the reason that they were developed, and the criteria used to determine compliance.

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2023-2024 CACFP Corrective Action (CDSS-121)

This course is designed for returning Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) staff and will review the regulations and procedures of the CACFP to assist CACFP Operators with regulatory compliance.

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2023-2024 CACFP Annual Mandatory Training (CDSS-110)

This course is designed for returning Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) staff and will review the regulations and procedures of the CACFP to assist CACFP Operators with regulatory compliance.

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2023-2024 CACFP AR Corrective Action (CDSS-101)

This training describes the Administrative Review (AR) process and provides valuable information for users with the goal to increase knowledge of the CACFP AR process, increase confidence in meeting program requirements and oversight, provide tips for organizing and providing all requested documents at the start of the AR, and provide useful tips to avoid AR findings.

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2023-2024 How to Master the CACFP AR (CDSS-001)

This training describes the Administrative Review (AR) process and provides valuable information for users with the goal to increase knowledge of the CACFP AR process, increase confidence in meeting program requirements and oversight, provide tips for organizing and providing all requested documents at the start of the AR, and provide useful tips to avoid AR findings.

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Purchase Smarter, Not Harder (CDSS-564)

This lesson provides information about different purchasing options available to CACFP institutions that will not only help minimize the workload and cost of planning and implementing an effective food program but also make sure that the food program is still able to offer high-quality, nutritious foods.

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Diversifying Meals in Child Nutrition Programs (CDSS-570)

Multicultural Menus: Diversifying Meals in Child Nutrition Programs is a 1-hour training course designed to provide Child Nutrition Program operators with the skills they need to incorporate regionally diverse meals into their program. This training covers important topics including the importance of providing multicultural meals, methods of implementing a taste test, and ways to adapt menus to provide a range of multicultural dishes.

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Addressing Child Health Equity (CDSS-568)

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of social determinants of health and their impact on health equity for children. It explores the various factors that influence health outcomes, including economic stability, education access and quality, healthcare access and quality, neighborhood and built environment, and social and community context. The course emphasizes the role of child nutrition programs, the importance of addressing health disparities, and promoting equitable opportunities for children.

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Effective Staff Training for Child Nutrition Program Success (CDSS-567)

This course is designed to provide effective training tips for child nutrition program staff trainers. The course will review the trainer’s role and the necessary competencies, learning styles, and effective training strategies for in-person and virtual training to enhance their training effectiveness and create a conducive learning environment.

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Best Practices for Improving Workplace Culture in Child Nutrition Programs (CDSS-566)

This course equips child nutrition program administrators and staff with the knowledge and skills needed to improve workplace culture. A positive workplace culture is crucial for the well-being of employees and the success of the organization. This course covers the definition and importance of workplace culture, plus strategies for improving workplace culture.

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Best Practices for Hiring and Promoting Staff (CDSS-565)

This course is designed to provide comprehensive guidance and knowledge on effective strategies and practices for attracting, selecting, and promoting the most qualified individuals within an organization. The course will explore recruitment and promotion processes and ensure the organization can build and retain a talented and diverse workforce.

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Vendor Management Practices (CDSS-563)

The course will help you understand basic procurement standards and the importance of vendor selection when outsourcing the food program. It will cover identifying and evaluating vendors based on quality, pricing and reliability. Managing the vendor contract to ensure the quality and safety of the food program will also be reviewed.

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Informal Procurement and Reimbursable Meals: A Guide for Small Purchases (CDSS-562)

All Child Nutrition program operators must procure all goods and services using the federal procurement regulations. This course will define informal procurement thresholds, and the main steps involved in procuring food. It will offer practical strategies for purchasing, and provide resources to ensure that the meals served to program participants are reimbursable.

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2023-2024 Civil Rights Training (CDSS-150)

Program institutions and facilities receiving federal financial assistance are required to comply with federal civil rights laws to ensure all child nutrition program participants have equal access to all benefits and services. This course will review civil rights regulations, and provide all information necessary to ensure that your program is in compliance with these requirements.

Milk Substitutions: Serving Creditable Milk Alternatives in the CACFP (CDSS-571)

This is a 1-hour training course designed to provide CACFP Operators with the information they need to accommodate participants’ dietary needs as it pertains to fluid milk consumption. This training covers important topics including creditable milk types per age group and meal service, methods for accommodating special dietary requests and disabilities, and allowable fluid milk substitutions.

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Basic Scratch Cooking Skills for Child Nutrition Programs (CDSS-569)

Basic Scratch Cooking Skills for Child Nutrition Programs is a 1-hour training course designed to provide anyone with cooking responsibilities in Child Nutrition Programs with the basic skills they need to begin preparing food. This training covers important topics including the benefits of cooking from scratch, basic knife types and knife cuts, different kinds of cooking methods, and a brief overview of developing standardized recipes and using cycle menus.

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Crediting Foods in CACFP (CDSS-605)

This course goes into detail on crediting foods in the CACFP. The course discusses Child Nutrition labels, Product Formulation Statements, and standardized recipes.

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Crediting Grains Using Ounce Equivalents (CDSS-003)

Grains are an important part of meals and snacks served in the CACFP. To ensure participants in your program receive enough grains during meals and snacks, the required minimum serving size for the grains component is listed in the meal patterns charts in ounce equivalents. Ounce equivalents tell you the amount of grain in a portion of food.

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CORE CACFP Train the Trainer (CORE-880)

By taking this course, you are going to experience CORE trainer success. Whether you are with a State agency or a sponsoring organization, this course is designed to provide you with the tools to deliver the CORE training and other CACFP trainings to your sponsoring organizations, staff, and sponsored facilities.

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CACFP Basics: Orientation for New Staff (CDSS-557)

Do you wonder how CACFP benefits the participants in your organization? Are you unfamiliar with the goal of CACFP? Are you wondering what CACFP even means? Then this is the course for you! Over the next hour, we will dig into the basics of the Child and Adult Care Food Program and how it supports children and adults each and every day.

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