The National CACFP Forum Board is Seeking Dedicated Individuals to Serve on our Board of Directors.
A bit about being a board member:
"I’ve enjoyed being the Treasurer for The National CACFP Forum board this past year and a half. I have been able to expand many of my skills, and enjoyed getting to know the various board members. I was able to attend the National CACFP Leadership Conference in D.C. and was able to be an advocate for our CACFP programs, child care providers and families in my state and nationally. It was a great opportunity to learn from other CACFP programs and to learn from and interact with legislative staff and see that side of our program. I really enjoyed learning more about the Food Research Action Center and the advocacy work being done. This has been a wonderful experience and I have been so glad to be a part of such a wonderful organization with a great vision and passion that speaks to me personally and look forward to many more years ahead with this program."Ipek Taffe, The National CACFP Forum Board of Directors Treasurer 2015-present."
Are you looking to try something new and/or to broaden your life experience?
Are you committed to supporting, promoting and protecting CACFP, breastfeeding, good nutrition and equitable access to healthy food through education and advocacy?
What does the board do? Members of the Board govern and are responsible for all activities of the National CACFP Forum. The Board is responsible for implementing the Forum's mission, approving the budget, establishing goals, and planning the CACFP Leadership Conference in Washington D.C.
What type of work experience do Board Members need? We are looking for a diverse group of talented board members who want to support the mission of the National CACFP Forum and grow together Promoting Leadership, Perfecting Policy and Protecting the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
What are the Board Member responsibilities?
If you are interested in this opportunity, please email us at board_member_position by September 15, 2017. New board member announcements will be made after the board election October 25, 2017.
Want to know what providers are really thinking about CACFP. One thing is for sure, they talk alot about the Food Program, not CACFP. Here are a few questions seen on Facebook this past week: 1. Are you all licensed providers or on the state food programs? Some of the meals I see on here in our group do not seem up to the food program's standards. I have to serve 2 fruit/veggies, 1 whole grain, 1 protein and milk with every meal. Snacks are more flexible just has to be a combination of two groups. 2. Food Program vs Not? I'm mixed on what to do since I fall in the Tier 2. Any helpful info would be appreciated. 3. Those on the food program: how big of a pain is it, really? And is it better to do the program or claim the food expense at the end of the year? 4. I'm on the food program. We are suppose to serve fish at least once a week. What do you all serve to get your requirement in?
Skim through the responses below, you might be surprised.
1. Are you all licensed providers or on the state food programs? Some of the meals I see on here in our group do not seem up to the food program's standards. I have to serve 2 fruit/veggies, 1 whole grain, 1 protein and milk with every meal. Snacks are more flexible just has to be a combination of two groups.
Food Program vs Not? I'm mixed on what to do since I fall in the Tier 2. Any helpful info would be appreciated