CACFP Insight

October Edition

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State Fair Celebrity Chef Demo

On October 3, Tamika and Carolyn joined the ranks of "Celebrity Chefs" at the State Fair of Texas to promote CACFP easy breakfast dishes. Their "Breakfast With a Flip" spotlighted sheet-pan pancakes for the win!


Need Ideas for Healthy Halloween Treats for Your Ghosts and Goblins?

These sites contain recipes for fun, healthy Halloween snacks, as well as activities for your little ones.

Healthy Halloween Snacks and Learning Activity Pages

Green Apple Monster Snacks


Are You Feeling the After-Halloween Sugar Crash?

Download the resource below to create healthier eating habits.
AHA Healthy Food for Good infographic


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CACFP Operational Check-ins — Meal Patterns for Children (Virtual)

Wednesday, Oct. 19th 2022 at 1:30-2pm

If you missed the "CACFP Live" session on October 12, this is a quick refresher on serving reimbursable meals to children.


CACFP Food Safety and Sanitation (In-Person)

Tuesday, Nov. 8th 2022 at 1-2:30pm

1451 South Cherry Lane

White Settlement, TX

This food safety training is for childcare employees using the four key concepts of the USDA Fight BAC program: Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill. Target audience: supervisors, cooks, and line servers.

Register here


Are You An Administrator?

CACFP Administrative Quarterly Check-in (Virtual)

Wednesday, Nov. 9th 2022 at 10-10:30am

This check-in will cover:
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Corrective Action Documents
  • The National Disqualified List and the Texas Excluded List
  • Serious Deficiency
  • Civil Rights


Come Learn All About Hydroponics at the Farm Fresh Summit — December 6

Drew Dimler from Big Tex Urban Farms and the State Fair of Texas will be presenting at this year's Farm Fresh Summit on Tuesday, December 6, at ESC Region 11. Register here to join us for a day of fun and learning!


Meet Your CACFP Team

Carolyn Miller, CMP, CCNP


Office Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Graduate of Tarleton State University

Tamika Figgs, MS


Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Graduate of Johnson & Wales University

and the University of Houston


The goals of the ESC Region 11 Child Nutrition Programs are to provide information, support, and assistance that promotes continuous improvements of Child Nutrition Programs wherever they may be — childcare centers, school districts, charter schools, adult daycares, or residential childcare institutions. Our services are intended to reflect the most current nutrition knowledge available and encourage a healthy lifestyle and readiness to learn by today’s children —tomorrow’s adults.

ESC Region 11 Child Nutrition Homepage

This product was funded by USDA/TDA.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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