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Forms, Resources & Training

Find here all the resources you need for:

CAC Food Program

  • CACFP Forms for your day care
  • The meal pattern instituted October 2018
  • Recipes

    Last update 08/15/2022


 CACFP Reimbursement Rates for July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023

2022-2023 Dear Parent for Tier 2 Homes

2022-2023 Dear Provider for Tier 1 Homes

 Building for the Future November 2019 - Print and Post at Your Facility

WIC Guidelines for 7/1/2022-6/30/2023 - Print and Post at Your Facility

WIC Information

Provider Change Form
KidKare Helper Form
Dietary Restriction & Substitution Statement
W-9 Form
ACH - Direct Deposit Form
Infant Individual Meal Record
Infant Feeding Contract


Using Ounce Equivalents for Crediting Grains in the Child and Adult Care Food Program 
Calculating Ounce Equivalents of Grains in the Child and Adult Care Food Program
Feeding Infants Using Ounce Equivalents for Grains in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

Eating Through Meal Patterns - Whole grain-rich
Whole Grains Council - off-site link
Best Practices
Verified Foods That Meet New Pattern
Compare - Before and After October 1
Grain-based Dessert Guide
Infant Meal Pattern
Child Meal Pattern
Maine New Infant Food Chart
Serving Milk in the CACFP
Yogurt Sugar Worksheet
Cereal Sugar Worksheet

Water Toolkit
Build a Healthy Plate with Whole Grains
Sample Meals for Children Ages 1-2,  Ages 3-5 and Ages 6-12 & 13-18   
Identifying Whole Grain-Rich

Whole Grain-Rich Approved Cereals

CACFP Meal Pattern Implementation Library
Nutrition Database -
Foods Education Database -
USDA Team Nutrition

“The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is delaying, from October 1, 2019 until October 1, 2021, the requirement to use 'ounce equivalents' measures for crediting grains as established in the final rule, Child and Adult Care Food Program: Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which was published in April 2016.”
Update - Catholic Charities Maine CACFP requested a waiver from the State to delay using ounce equivalents for crediting grains until 6/30/2022 which was approved on 5/6/2021.  CCME CACFP participates may continue to determine serving sizes for grain items using the information in the CACFP food charts until 6/30/2022, at which time all CACFP participants must begin crediting grains using the ounce equivalents method.


2022 Annual CACFP Training Video
2022 Annual CACFP Training Slides (.pdf)


Catholic Charities Maine Facebook Page Campaign

25 Healthy Snacks for Kids
51 Healthy Snack Ideas

Color Your Plate with Salad

Cooking Meat
How Much Do You Eat?
Lunch & Dinner Ideas
Tips for Feeding Young Children


Sunshine Dressing
Black bean and sweet potato quesadillas
Bring it on Brussels Sprouts wrap
Banana pancakes with apple topping
Whole grain wraps

USDA Sweet Cracker Notice
Building a Lasagna Garden
Gardening in Containers

Be sure to check out our newsletter, Caregiver Connection, for more ideas and ways to access all the benefits of our program!

As always, if we can be of any help, don’t hesitate to contact us.  And thanks for partnering with us to serve healthy meals for all Maine children.