CACFP Team Nutrition Newsletter

February, 2019

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  

CACFP Week March 17-23, 2019

Raise awareness of how the USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program brings healthy foods to tables across the country for children in child care centers, homes, and afterschool programs.  Visit the National CACFP Sponsors Association and utilize the Iowa CACFP Week 2019 Coloring Sheet to help you celebrate and share with families that your child care participates in CACFP. 

CACFP WEek coloring page
Nibbles for Health Newsletter

Spread Awareness During CACFP Week 
(March 17-23)


Healthy, Happy Hearts!

Oelwein Head Start is offering an afternoon of fun and physically active games to parents and children on February 14th. Parents and children will participate in activity stations designed to engage children’s minds and bodies! Families will also prepare easy after-school snacks with Vicki Starks, Farm-to-Early Childhood Education Specialist.

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CACFP Conference - Save the Date

  • Home Sponsor Conference - April 30th, at Polk County ISU Extension, Adventureland Drive, Altoona (Pre-Conference on April 29th)
  • Home Sponsor and Center Conference: Tools for Your Trade - May 1st at Lutheran Church of Hope, Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines
  • Center CACFP Conference: Tools for Your Trade - May 2nd at Lutheran Church of Hope
  • CACFP Center Basics - May 3rd at Grimes State Office Building in Des Moines
IA Farm to School Conference

Iowa Farm to School and ECE Conference

You are invited to attend the Iowa Farm to School Conference on June 21-22, 2019. If you’re engaged in farm to early care and education programming, consider submitting a proposal to present a workshop at the conference!  Proposals will be accepted through March 1, 2019.

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What Makes a Garden Grow?

The preschool children at Grin & Grow Child Care in Waterloo are learning how sweet potatoes grow in the ground. Miss Tara is teaching Team Nutrition's Grow It, Try It, Like It curriculum and the children are having fun making sweet potato windsocks! The Grow It, Try It, Like It kits are available free from Team Nutrition.


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