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Education, Training & Resources

Looking for some fresh, healthy recipes to serve, or tips for encouraging physical activity? Please feel free to download the following materials, created to help you keep your charges happy and healthy.CAC 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
Maine New Infant Food Chart
Serving Milk in the CACFP
Yogurt Sugar Worksheet
Cereal Sugar Worksheet
Sunshine Dressing
51 Healthy Snack Ideas
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

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

 New Meal Pattern Implementation Training - pdf


CACFP FORMS                                                                   
2017-2018 Dear Parent for Tier II Homes
2017-2018 Dear Provider for Tier I Providers
Building for the Future
CACFP Milk Requirements
Change Form
Food Chart Color
Infant Menu for Posting
Infant Menu for Submission
Minute Menu Helper Form
Dietary Restriction Substitution Statement
WIC Flyer

25 Healthy Snacks for Kids
Color Your Plate with Salad

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


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.