CACFP Insight

November Edition

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Learn How to "Go Local" at our 2022 Farm Fresh Summit on December 6!

Join us as we bring together local producers — including farmers, farmer’s markets, and cattle/ dairy/produce farmers, as well as TDA experts — to meet program operators (schools and Child and Adult Food Care Programs). The day will include a general session and breakouts on various topics, such as:

  • hydroponics,
  • gardens,
  • produce safety,
  • fresh herbs and spices,
  • agriculture curriculum,
  • TDA resources,

and so much more! Register here!


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

Wednesday, Nov. 16th 2022 at 1:30-2pm

This is an online event.

Do you have questions about feeding babies? We have answers! Join us for 30 minutes during our CACFP Check-in for Infant Meal Patterns. We will be available after the session to help you with any additional questions.


Tarrant Area Food Bank farmers market table

Come See the Exciting Things Tarrant Area Food Bank has to offer at the Farm Fresh Summit

Lauren Hickman from TAFB 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!


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Twelve Days of Mushrooms Starts December 1!

With more prizes and easy ways to win, join the Mushroom Council for this year's 12 Days of Mushrooms celebration!

Entering is easy!

Each day's entry requirements will be posted on Facebook and Twitter (so make sure you're following us) and on our website.

Want to see last year's prizes and entry requirements? Click here.

This year's prizes and entry requirements will be shared in the coming weeks — so keep your eyes peeled on our social media accounts and your email inbox!


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Do You Need Some Healthy Holiday Menu Ideas?

USDA Provides Healthy and Thrifty Ideas for Every Month!

Each menu has vegetarian options. All recipes meet the USDA MyPlate Kitchen Criteria. Menus were not designed to meet requirements for any USDA or other government food assistance program.


National CACFP Week is designed to raise awareness of how the USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program works to combat hunger and bring healthy foods to the table for adults in daycare and children in childcare homes, centers, and afterschool and summer meal programs across the country.

Go to to order your 2023 CACFP Week and WIC resources.


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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