Training Calendar

All scheduled trainings for the Child Nutrition Programs are posted below.  Dates and times are subject to change so please check back regularly. Invitations and additional details will be sent directly to program Sponsors two weeks prior to the training. 

If you have any suggestions for training please contact Jessica Patrolia



Annual Training

  • CACFP Annual Training - Monday - October 28, 2019 - Warwick Library (600 Sandy Lane, Warwick RI)

Additional Training Sessions 

  • ServSafe Training - Thursday - October 31, 2019. 8:30am - 4:30pm. Lifespan Building (335R Prairie Avenue, Providence RI)
  • ServSafe Training - Thursday - November 7, 2019. 8:30am - 4:30pm.  Lifespan Building (335R Prairie Avenue, Providence RI)
  • CACFP Financial Management Training - Thursday - February 13, 2020. Time TBD
  • Point of Service (POS) Meal Count (Webinar) - Thursday - April 9, 2020. 1:00pm - 1:45pm.
  • Farm to Early Childhood Education - Wednesday - May 13, 2020. Time TBD.

Online Courses

  • CORE-CACFP Financial Viability Online Course
    • This course is: 
      • Animated
      • Self-Paced
      • Interactive
      • Informative

To access the CORE-CACFP Financial Viability Online Course, please register below. The enrollment key is CORE

CACFP Nap Time Chats!

Please join us for the next CACFP nap time chat! This is part of a series of monthly online meeting times for any sponsor, administrator, or staff who works at a CACFP site to log on and ask any CACFP-related question.

If you would like to submit any question ahead of time, please use this link at any time for anonymous submission:

  • Tuesday, October 22nd @ 1pm
  • Thursday, November 21st, 1pm

Contact Heidi with any questions: (401) 277-5043 or

The monthly chat is hosted by Heidi Hetzler, MS, RD, LDN, a CACFP training consultant for RIDE and SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator for the University of Rhode Island. Heidi has extensive education and experience in infant and child nutrition, child nutrition program guidelines, and nutrition education for all age groups. She is also bilingual in English & Spanish and will be happy to take questions in either language.

Celebrating Culture Through Food 

CACFP Food Preparation Training

Harborside Academic Center

Johnson & Wales University
333 Shipyard Street
Providence, RI 02903

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
1pm - 5pm

Parking Available

Join the Rhode Island Department of Education and Executive Chef Brian Dinan to explore new flavors and ideas that support the new CACFP meal pattern while highlighting culturally inclusive menu options.  Live demos, recipes, interactive participation and more will be available as part of this training!  We encourage Sponsors to register the staff responsible preparing meals at their centers to attend this training.  Menu planning, cultural inclusiveness and food waste will also be discussed during this training. 

Registration will be forthcoming.  

This event is funded through the USDA's Team Nutrition Training Grant program.


  • Currently, there are no trainings scheduled, please check back!



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