October Team Nutrition Newsletter

CACFP Team Nutrition Newsletter

October 2018

The CACFP Team Nutrition monthly newsletter provides information on nutrition and physical activity for young children, trainings and funding opportunities, resources, and success stories from Iowa CACFP programs working to support healthy habits.

Stay Connected! Iowa Department of Education - Bureau of Nutrition and Health Services

Facebook: @IowaCACFP  Email: patti.delger@iowa.gov  

Chef Brenda Windmuller

Culinary Skills for Healthy Meals in CACFP

Join us for a culinary skills training led by Chef Brenda Windmuller. The training will include hands-on food prep and training on the updated CACFP meal pattern. Participants will demonstrate preparing easy and appealing meals and snacks featuring fruits and vegetables, master knife skills, and explore recipes to meet the updated meal pattern. 

November 5th - Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry St. Des Moines. https://educateiowa.gov/event/culinary-skills-training-cacfp-des-moines


Making Healthy Changes with NAP SACC and CACFP Webinar 

How does NAP SACC (Nutrition and Physical Activity Assessment for Child Care) and CACFP work together to build healthy environments for young children? Join Making Healthy Changes with NAP SACC and CACFP webinar on October 25th at 1:00 p.m. to learn how to access the Go NAP SACC tool to create an action plan for your center or family day care home to make healthy food, beverage, and environmental changes. Register at https://educateiowa.gov/event/making-healthy-changes-nap-sacc-and-cacfp-webinar

Healthy Choices Count Summit registration information

Healthy Choices Count! Summit  

The summit will be held at Des Moines University on Tuesday, October 30th from 9am - 3pm. Join experts working across the state in schools, child care, out of school programs, health care and communities gather to share ideas to support healthy choices where Iowans live, work, learn, and play! 

  • Senator Tom Harkin will be the keynote speaker.
  • Mileage is available for childcare through Iowa AEYC
  • Registration: $30
  • Questions? Contact Patti Delgerat patti.delger@iowa.gov

Healthy Choices Count! Summit Information and Registration Page

Continuing Education

  • Commission on Dietetic Registration has approved 4.0 CPEU
  • Child Care Provider will need to register for the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count Summit on the Iowa Child Care Provider Training Registry and will receive 4 clock hours. 

Adding Whole Grains to Your CACFP Menu

The new USDA worksheet is available online only, in English and Spanish. Print versions coming soon. View and download this worksheet at: https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/cacfp-meal-pattern-training-worksheets

Healthier CACFP Award logo

Healthier CACFP Award Webinar November 15th

Do you have a healthy childcare environment for the children in your care? Join the Healthier CACFP Award webinar to learn about the updated Healthier CACFP Award, on November 15th 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. The award recognizes childcare programs (centers and family day care homes) making outstanding efforts in the areas of menus, physical activity, professional development, nutrition and wellness environment, and infant care. Register at https://educateiowa.gov/event/healthier-cacfp-award-webinar