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Maria Lazaro

Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

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Child Care Meal Quality Forum: SAC Oct 7, 2017 $25.00 $0.00

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Family Day Care Home and Child Care Center Staff

The California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division, in collaboration with WestEd, is pleased to announce an upcoming Child Care Meal Quality Forum in Sacramento on Saturday, October 7, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CACFP Meal Pattern
The USDA CACFP Meal Pattern is the required structure for all meals served in programs participating in the CACFP. This session will provide an overview of the current CACFP Meal Pattern, the updated CACFP Meal Pattern (effective October 1, 2017), and the USDA Crediting Handbook for the CACFP.

Meal Planning and Production
Meal planning does not have to be complicated! Planning meals requires a small investment of time, but can reap great rewards. This session will present a variety of topics including basic considerations for menu planning, using flavor profiles to enhance meals, incorporating Farm to Preschool into the child care program, proper food purchasing, and more! Be sure to bring a copy of the menu from your child care facility for use during this session.

Culinary Techniques
Calling all cooks! The kitchen is the place that provides endless opportunities to create healthy meals for young children. Whether you are a novice or an experienced cook, you will learn something new in this session. Chef Ryan Douglas will feature several food items and demonstrate basic technical skills essential to working smarter, not harder, in the kitchen. With Chef Ryan’s guidance, participants will perfect their knife skills while using the freshest ingredients.

Please visit the Child Care Meal Quality Forum page on the CPIN Web site ( for the agenda, session descriptions, speakers, target audience, professional growth hours, cost, and registration information.

Registration Type: The quantity will show as "1". Each person must register independently.

Fees: The cost to attend the forum is $25 and includes light breakfast, a printed Certificate of Completion, and a variety of tools and resources that can immediately be utilized in the day care home or child care center. Although we understand that circumstances may occur that cause you to miss the forum, we cannot issue refunds.

Credit Card, Check, or Purchase Order: If you wish to pay by credit card, select “Register” and follow the instructions. If you wish to pay by check or purchase order, select "Register” and under Payment Method select "Pay by Check" and follow the instructions.

Time: The forum will begin promptly at 8:00am, and will end at 3:00pm. There will be a one-hour lunch break.

Confirmation: After completing the registration process, a confirmation notice will be issued by email.    

Contact: For help with online registration, sending a replacement, or canceling, please contact Maria Lazaro by email at or by phone at 805-465-4464 or 800-770-6339.

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact Courtney Hardoin, Nutrition Education Specialist, by phone at 916-324-0578 or by e-mail at


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Art Institute of California--SAC
2850 Gateway Oaks Dr
Ste 100
Sacramento, CA 95833

Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PDT)

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Maria Lazaro

Maria Lazaro
WestEd, Center for Child and Family Studies
333 N. Lantana St. Suite 277
Camarillo, CA 93010
805-465-4464 p
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