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The New Meal Pattern


The CACFP Meal Patterns are changing for all providers on the Food Program on October 1, 2017. We want to make sure that you understand and implement the changes because your reimbursement will be impacted. Here is what you need to do for now:

  1. Complete the mandatory training on the changes and annual training 2016-2017
  2. Become familiar with the handouts and information on this page
  3. Call your monitor if you have any questions about the changes

Remember to watch your email, claim summary letters, and this page for more information throughout the coming months! We will be updating it with more tips and instructions for you.  


–Food Program Staff


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