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Civil Rights

Description: This course defines and describes discrimination and protected classes, satisfies the civil rights compliance annual training requirement, describes areas in a center which require civil rights compliance, and explains the compliance review process. Downloadable job aids are provided throughout the module.
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Claims for Reimbursement

Description: This lesson will focus on instructions for submitting a claim for meal reimbursement. The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) assures that nutritious meals and snacks are served to children enrolled in child care centers, family child care homes, after school programs, emergency shelters, and adult day care programs by providing reimbursement for meals that meet minimum nutritional standards. Accurately submitting a claim for reimbursement will ensure adequate payment of services in compliance with CACFP regulations.
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Income Eligibility Form

Description: This module provides an overview of the problem of overweight and obesity in our country, the challenges facing children related to healthy eating, ways childcare providers can participate in Eat Smart Childcare, and an introduction to Eat Smart childcare.
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Infant Feeding

Description: This lesson describes the infant feeding requirements, discusses both breast and formula feeding, provides feeding guides by age, and explains how to claim meals for infants fed. The module also includes printable resources.
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Meal Patterns

Description: This lesson explains the difference between creditable and non-creditable foods, describes and identifies the required components of a meal, and provides printable resources for reference.
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Program Integrity and the Serious Deficiency Process

Description: This course will focus on program integrity and the serious deficiency process. In determining a child care facility’s eligibility for participation in the CACFP, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Community Food and Nutrition Assistance must assess three things about each potential center’s overall management: the center’s financial viability, capability, and accountability.
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Recordkeeping

Description: Recordkeeping is important for Child Care Centers because records support the claims submitted for payment each month. Since records impact payments, it is critically important that a child care center have properly trained staff and procedures in place to assure that records are maintained consistently and accurately. In order to manage this program well, and avoid having problems that would require payment back the State, it is very important to keep up with the paperwork. The requirements may seem tedious, but they are important.
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Serving Creditable Foods in the CACFP

Description: This course will focus on how to ensure that you are serving Creditable Foods in your center. We will look at the various criteria for what makes a food creditable, or allowable, under the CACFP. This lesson will explore the specific criteria required for each food component – milk, meat and meat alternate, grains or breads, and fruits or vegetables. In addition, this module will provide basic information about reading food labels, criteria for family food purchase sources and what to look for when purchasing commercially processed food. Downloadable job aids are provided throughout the module.
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A Call to Action

Description: This module provides an overview of the problem of overweight and obesity in our country, the challenges facing children related to healthy eating, ways childcare providers can participate in Eat Smart Childcare, and an introduction to Eat Smart childcare.
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A Healthy Nutrition Environment

Description: This module provides a lesson on setting the stage for a healthy nutrition environment.
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Nutrition Overview

Description: This module provides an overview of the nutrition requirements of the Missouri Eat Smart Child Care.
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Food Purchasing, Part I

Description: This lesson is the first of it's series to provide guidance to child care centers on food purchasing procedures. This course has been written to provide guidance to small child care centers serving up to 150 meals per day (breakfast, lunches, and snacks) to children enrolled in the center for care and for adults caring for the children.
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Food Purchasing, Part II

Description: This lesson is the second of three to provide guidance to child care centers on food purchasing procedures. In Part I, the first three steps in the food purchasing process were reviewed: planning the menus, developing a list of the foods needed to prepare the menus, and estimating the quantity of each food needed.
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Food Purchasing, Part III

This lesson is the last of three modules to provide guidance to child care centers on food purchasing procedures. This lesson will review steps 5, 6, and 7: Develop quality standards for each food, obtain price quotes, and award contract to a business or make a recommendation to the board of directors/owners. It will briefly review steps 8, 9, 10, and 11 and point you to additional resources and training on these steps of the food purchasing process.
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Menu Planning

Description: This lesson will discuss the steps to planning nutritious, creditable menus for the CACFP. It will also include information on how to make menus “Eat Smart” by making simple substitutions to already prepared menus.
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Nutrition 101

Description: This course will focus on the basic nutrients needed for good health, their role in preventing disease, and the sources of food where these nutrients can be found. This course will also provide an overview of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, MyPlate, and nutrition education resources for center staff, parents and children.
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Adult Day Care Centers and CACFP Participation

Description: In this lesson, we will focus on the adult day care component of the CACFP, which offers Federal funding for meals to adult day care centers. These centers enable elderly and disabled adults to remain in their own home or in the home of a family member, guardian, or other care giver, to avoid premature institutionalization. The CACFP plays a vital role in improving the quality of adult day care for eligible participants, making it more affordable for many low-income families.
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I HAD AN ACCOUNT WITH THE PRIOR LMS; WILL I NEED TO SET-UP A NEW PROFILE FOR THIS NEW LMS?

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