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All providers are required to complete one Nutrition and one Civil Rights training per calendar year. These trainings are offered at no cost to providers who are enrolled in the CACFP. The nutrition training can be used toward meeting the Office of Children and Family Services training requirements as listed in the regulations.

They are offered at multiple locations and times throughout the year. Please use the links provided below to explore other training opportunities as well.

Training Policy (PDF)

CACFP Training


“Odds and Ends and Eats”

Bring your questions and your binders.  We will answer any questions that still exist with the new meal pattern changes.  (ie; infants, whole grains, etc.) If you have found any items that are working well to meet the whole grain requirement, we would love for you to share that info with all of us.  We will share some snack ideas as well.   We will provide you with updated program/policy information for your binders, as well as taking some time to explore our new website with you. This should be a fun way to share information and support each other as we continue to implement program changes and provide excellent nutrition for children! Snacks will be provided!

Tuesday, May 22nd from 6:30-7:30pm @SACCN, 37 Everts Ave., Queensbury

Tuesday, June 12th from 6:30-7:30pm @ Greenwich Library, Greenwich

 Tuesday, October 2nd from 6:30-7:30pm @ Richard’s Library, Warrensburg

Monday, November 5th from 6:30-7:30 @ SACCN, 37 Everts Ave., Queensbury



Please use this link to access the civil rights training. This is an online training that will take approximately 7 minutes to complete. When you have finished the training, please remember to supply us with the certificate of completion so that we may update your file. This training is required annually.

Link: Civil Rights Responsibilities for Front Line Staff
Link: 2018 Meal Pattern Changes USDA Training

Make Mine Breast Feeding Friendly

Child care providers are one of the most important resources for working and nursing mothers. Parents see and talk to their children’s care givers every day. Their encouragement and support is vital!

To learn more about how child care providers can support and encourage breastfeeding families, and to obtain or renew a Breast Feeding Friendly (BFF) designation, please access the link to the New York State Department of Health “Make Mine Breast Feeding Friendly” Training.

After viewing the 30 minute training, please submit the certificate of completion and the completed self- assessment form to the Southern Adirondack Child Care Network.

Link: Make Mine Breast Feeding Friendly

Obesity Prevention Training

Approximately 17% of children and adolescents aged 2-19 years are obese. Child care providers are in a unique position to educate parents about healthy eating and activity habits, and also to provide a healthy environment for children to eat, play, and grow.

Please use the link below to access the NYS Office of Children and Family Services online training to address Obesity Prevention.

Link: Obesity Prevention Training