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CACFP regulations require the State Agency (SA) to ensure that all sponsors conduct annual training on all key aspect of the CACFP. Records of annual or more frequent training sessions for center personnel must be maintained and available for review upon request. The State agency must be able to verify that the institution has provided adequate training to its staff and facilities as described in its management plan. The training records must include the training session date(s) and location(s), as well as CACFP topics presented and names of each trained staff member.

OUR sponsoring organizations, records documenting the attendance at training of each staff member with training responsibilities must be maintained. Training must include, but is not limited to, instructions, appropriate to the level of staff experience and duties, on the Program’s meal patterns, meal counts, claims submission, claim review procedures, recordkeeping requirements and adherence with civil rights requirements.

Establishing the Training Year

Training is required to be conducted annually. The 12-month period of time can be determined at the sponsor’s discretion with several different potential methods. The method must be consistently used among all Child Nutrition Programs.
The time frame must be the same each year and cannot be changed from year to year.

The options for determining the training year are as follows:
1. Calendar year (January 1st to December 31st), or
2. Fiscal Year (July 1st to June 30th), or
3. CACFP program year (October 1st to September 30th), or
4. Any other method that clearly identifies a 12-month long period.

Annual Training Requirements Sponsor will be required to inform the State Agency of the chosen time frame at the beginning of the Administrative Review. The chosen time frame will be used to determine the training documentation that will be requested during the Administrative Review.

Who Attend Mandatory Training

1. Staff from Non -Profit Meal Sponsoring (US)
2. All Staff Handling Food or working with CACFP Meal Programs

CACFP Training Information:
We will coordinate a training time with each center separately. Owners of single and multiple centers will have
approximately 4 hours of training. Directors and coordinators will have approximately 2 hours of training.
Cell phones can be placed on vibrate while training is in session.

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***USDA and this Institution are equal opportunity providers and employers. Admission is open to all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.***

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