The Child and Adult Care Food Program are going thru some changes and starting October 1, 2017 CACFP Participants will no longer be able to be reimbursed for serving “Grain-Based Desserts”. This means that they will no longer count toward the grain requirement.
Grain-Based Desserts are identified in Exhibit A in the memorandum CACFP 02-2017 “Grain Requirements in the Child and Adult Care Food Program; ”Questions and Answers”.
Some Common examples include the following items:
- Sweet Crackers( e.g. graham and animal crackers)
- Sweet Pie Crust
- Granola Bars
- Cereal Bars
- Breakfast Bars
- Sweet Rolls
- Toaster Pastries
Source: Institute of Child Nutrition & https://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/cacfp/CACFP02-2017os.pdf