Child Nutrition News for the Week of May 2

Celebrate Screen-Free Week! On May 2-8, 2016, children, families, and communities around the world will rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen. Unplug from digital entertainment and spend your free time playing, reading, daydreaming, creating, exploring, and connecting with family and friends. School nutrition grant online application Childhood obesity is a growing problem across the United States and parents need …

National CACFP Conference, April 2016 – Orlando

Sue, Mike, Dara and Eric had a wonderful week at the National CACFP Conference in Orlando at the Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista hotel. Congratulations to Tracii Butler-Proctor from New Jersey Department of Agriculture who was the winner of Brighton’s door prize this year – a FitBit. We had a lot of interest this year in our online CACFP tracking …

CACFP State Agencies We Serve

We currently provide the online training and tracking courses & systems for the following state agencies for CACFP and/or SFSP training programs: Pennsylvania Department of Education Portal URL: http://childnutritiontoolbox.com Ohio Department of Education Portal URL: http://ohiochildnutrition.com Indiana Department of Education Portal URL: http://innutritiontraining.com Wyoming Department of Education Portal URL: http://wyonutritiontraining.com Delaware Department of Education Portal URL: http://depdnow.com Hawaii State Department …

New CACFP Meal Pattern is Official

Sue, Dara, Eric, Mike and Jodi attended this year’s National CACFP Conference in Orlando where USDA announced the new meal pattern. Pics of the presentation slideshow are below:  

The Brighton Report – March 22

The Brighton Report is Brighton Training Group’s weekly news show. It’s a fast paced run down of the three most notable news stories of the week in child nutrition, school nutrition, CACFP, SFSP and other child nutrition programs. Text Version of The Brighton Report:    1. Proposals to Reduce CACFP paperwork 2., Buying food becomes easier for shoppers using WIC …

Child Nutrition News for the Week of April 11

First lady continues to visit schools Few children get enough physical activity  This school more than doubled participation in school breakfast having a positive impact on the children Stadbenow & Concannon give update on GMO labeling and reauthorization Junk food habits develop young Revised nutrition labels are not enough to improve diets Vilsack lauds child nutrition progress USDA: Nutrition vital …

Child Nutrition News for the Week of March 21

Mini grants are available to CACFP participants Kansas schools focusing an increasing participation for school breakfast US Rep Stefanik co-sponsors the ‘School Milk Nutrition Act’ to encourage increased consumption of milk among students that eat at school cafeterias. Originally introduced by Glenn Thompson on May 19, 2015. Richmond County, GA School board approves a new after school supper program USDA’s …

The Brighton Report – March 15

The Brighton Report is Brighton Training Group’s weekly news show. It’s a fast paced run down of the three most notable news stories of the week in child nutrition, school nutrition, CACFP, SFSP and other child nutrition programs. Text Version of The Brighton Report:    1. Mark your calendar – it’s National CACFP Week 2. WalMart helps school kids eat …