The resources provided on this page address infant meal pattern requirements, recordkeeping, and provide guidance for feeding infants in CACFP.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Memorandums
Links to key USDA memorandums on state agency monitoring/guidance are provided below.

Infant Feeding in the CACFP - Revised (CACFP 14-2015 v.2)

  • Guidance for Formula-Fed and Breast-Fed Infants - 1/5/15
    A tool that provides guidance to determine when an infant's meal is reimbursable.
  • Infant Meal Notification Letter - 8/6/15
    Parent authorization to accept or decline the Child and Adult Care Food Program provision of formula (as selected by child care facility), infant cereal and baby food.
  • Infant Menu and Food Production Records - 1/16/14
    Foods served to infants (0-12 months) must be documented separately for each participant. There are three age groups during the infant’s first year with different meal patterns that must be met. The following forms include descriptions for their intent.
  • Infant Menu Record - 4/14/14
    A weekly form that offers guidance and directs infant room staff to provide the correct meal pattern and quantities of formula, breast milk and infant foods to infants less than one year of age. This form offers an alternative approach to completing the daily Infant Food Production Records.
  • Infant Menu Record Instructions - 3/19/14  pdf iconPDF 
  • Meal Pattern-Infant - 10/29/13
    Meal patterns for infants based upon the Child and Adult Care Food Program.