"Where there is love, there is life." — Mahatma Ghandi
The CACFP Administrative A-Team "(We) love it when a plan comes together!"
Wednesday, Feb. 15th, 10:30am-12pm
This is an online event.
If you have a problem, if no one else can help — then, if you find them, maybe you can hire...The [Administrative] A-Team. ESC Specialists will help YOU avoid the dilemma of incomplete or missing CACFP documents with an electronic filing system. This meeting will "drive" through the records and data needed to meet program guidelines in no time! There is no Plan B...You won't need one!
Region 10 Power-Up Face-to-Face Conference
Tuesday, Feb. 28th, 8am to Wednesday, March 1st, 3:45pm
400 East Spring Valley Road
Are you tired of virtual training? Would you like to meet and network with other CACFP professionals? Region 10 is hosting a two-day conference that will cover operational and administrative requirements for running a successful program. And it's FREE!
More information and registration here.
Be On the Lookout — Important Dates for SFSP Application Deadlines!
Here are some important dates you need to keep in mind:
- March 15: Deadline for CEs requesting an advance payment
- April 15: Deadline for new CEs or renewing CEs in need of a more thorough review
- May 3: Deadline for renewing CEs
Contracting Entities (CEs) that participate in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and already operate a school nutrition program or the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) may be eligible to use a streamlined application review process. Additional information and criteria can be found here.
To begin the application process to become a Summer Meals Program Contracting Entity, please complete the SFSP Intake Form.
The February spotlight shines on red-leaf lettuce!
Did you know that lettuce is a member of the sunflower family?
The Texas Department of Agriculture's "Harvest of the Month" materials spotlight fruits and vegetables grown in Texas throughout the year. Incorporating Harvest of the Month into your Farm Fresh activities provides an opportunity to focus on a specific fruit or vegetable each month, allowing children to try and learn more about each item. Follow this link for more information on TDA's Harvest of the Month.
Go to squaremeals.org to order your 2023 CACFP Week and WIC resources.
Do You Need to Laugh Today?
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, M.S.
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.