Foods and beverages served in adult day care centers must comply with specific requirements to credit toward the CACFP adult meal patterns. The new CACFP adult meal patterns began on October 1, 2017, as required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) final rule, Child and Adult Care Food Program: Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The final rule requires more whole grains and a greater variety of vegetables and fruits, and reduces the amount of added sugars and solid fats in CACFP meals.
Crediting Foods in CACFP Adult Day Care Centers (CSDE guide) Coming Soon
- Meat/Meat Alternates
- Resources and Glossary
For handouts, resources, and worksheets on crediting foods in the CACFP adult meal patterns, go to the Documents/Forms section in the left navigation bar.
NOTE: This guide is in effect through September 30, 2019. Effective October 1, 2019, serving sizes must comply with the ounce equivalents for creditable grains in Whole Grain-rich Ounce Equivalents (Oz Eq) for the CACFP. The CSDE will update the crediting guide prior to this change.