SDE: Meal Patterns for CACFP Adult Day Care Centers

Meal Patterns for CACFP Adult Day Care Centers

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Meals and snacks served to adult participants in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CAFP) must comply with CACFP adult meal patterns. The new CACFP adult meal patterns take effect on October 1, 2017, as required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) final rule, Child and Adult Care Food Program: Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Effective October 1, 2019, serving sizes for grains must comply with the ounce equivalents for creditable grains in Whole Grain-rich Ounce Equivalents for the CACFP.

The final rule requires more whole grains and a greater variety of vegetables and fruits, and reduces the amount of added sugars and solid fats in CACFP meals. It also better aligns the CACFP with other Child Nutrition Programs.

CACFP Adult Meal Patterns (October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2019)
CACFP Adult Meal Patterns Menu Forms Production Records Sample Menus for Adult Day Care Centers
Operational Memos
    For more resources, review the CSDE's Resources for Child Nutrition Programs webpage.
    CSDE CACFP Staff
    Connecticut State Department of Education
    Bureau of Health, Nutrition, Family Services and Adult Education
    Child Nutrition Programs
    450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 504
    Hartford, CT 06103-1841
    Phone: 860-807-2050
    Fax: 860-807-2127

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