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Nutrition, Meal Planning, and Purchasing for the Child and Adult Care Food Program and DC Free Summer Meals Program

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Complying with the meal pattern requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) or the DC Free Summer Meals Program (FSMP) can be difficult. Providing nutritious and appealing meals for an affordable price can be even more challenging. In this training, we will review the basics of the CACFP and FSMP meal patterns along with tips for providing healthier options, guidance on food purchasing, and information on required documentation. 


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