Meal Pattern

The meals and snacks served to the children and submitted to 4-C CACFP for reimbursement must meet CACFP meal pattern requirements with creditable foods in at least the minimum serving sizes per the CACFP Meal Pattern Charts. The meal patterns were updated on October 1, 2017.

Questions about different areas of the Meal Patterns?

Other helpful tools for understanding and meeting the meal patterns:

What about Combination Food Products and CN labels?

Take a look at this helpful handout for understanding how to served combination food products on the CACFP.

 Questions about meal patterns?  Contact 4-C CACFP staff for further explanation