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Online Training

The Child and Adult Meal Patterns in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

Nutrition Services Division

Welcome to the California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division The Child and Adult Meal Patterns in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) online training (Course Number 714).

By completing this training, you will learn about the requirements for the child and adult meal patterns in the CACFP.
This training takes approximately one hour to complete. Please allow enough time to complete the training in one sitting. At the end of the training, you will be asked to complete a short evaluation. You will then have access to a printable training certificate of completion for your records. Completion of this training is not recorded until you select Submit on the final screen. By selecting Submit, you are acknowledging that you have viewed the entire course.

Navigation options are available at the bottom of each screen. If you have technical difficulties, please contact the Education and Nutrition Policy Unit by phone at 916-445-9127. If you have questions about the content of the video, please contact the Meal Patterns Team by email at For more information about the child and adult meal pattern requirements, please visit the CDE Meal Patterns web page.

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