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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 07/01/20

2020-2021 Dear Parent for Tier 2 Homes
2020-2021 Dear Provider for Tier 1 Homes
 Building for the Future November 2019 - Print and Post at Your Facility
WIC Guidelines 7/1/2020-6/30/2021 - Print & Post at Your Facility     WIC Information
CACFP Milk Requirements 6-30-2020
Milk Substitutes...Minimum Nutritional Requirements 5-28-2020 
Provider Change Form
KidKare Helper Form
Dietary Restriction & Substitution Statement
W-9 Form
ACH - Direct Deposit Form
Infant Individual Meal Record
Infant Feeding Contract
Reimbursement Rates 7/1/19 -> 6/30/20


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.”
Please continue to determine serving sizes for grain items using the information in the CACFP food charts.


 2017 New Meal Pattern Training

2018 CACFP Training     Whole Grain-Rich Training

2019 Make-up Training     2019 Civil Rights    2019 Make-up Review

 2020 Annual CACFP Training with Speaker Notes
2020 Annual CACFP Training Resources Page          2020 Annual CACFP Training Quiz
2020 ME-DOE Civil Rights in Child Nutrition Programs Webinar


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.