10/18/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/18/2021 07:59
On Oct. 1, 2021, the requirement to credit grains served in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) in ''ounce equivalents'' was implemented. This action also applied to the crediting of grains served to infants and toddlers in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. This document corrects the final regulations to align meal pattern tables and corresponding endnotes with regulatory requirements.
This is a summary of technical amendments to CACFP Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, published April 25, 2016 (81 FR 24347) and Delayed Implementation of Grains Ounce Equivalents in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, published September 25, 2019 (84 FR 50287), which allowed a two-year delay of crediting of grains by ounce equivalents, until October 1, 2021. FNS is making changes to update the infant meal pattern tables and endnotes at 7 CFR 210.10(o), 210.10(q), 220.8(p), and 226.20(c); preschool meal pattern tables and endnotes at 7 CFR 210.10(o), 210.10(p), and 220.8(o); and meal pattern tables, text and endnotes for infants, children and adult participants at 7 CFR 226.20(c). These changes are consistent with regulatory requirements implemented as of Oct. 1, 2021.