National CACFP Child Care Provider Leadership Institute
What is the National CACFP Child Care Provider Leadership Institute?
CACFP Trending is our conference theme and we are setting the stage to highlight all of the CACFP Trends this year. That includes the introduction of the National CACFP Provider Leadership Institute fo child care providers that use CACFP everyday. The CCFP Roundtable is creating a program and environment geared for the Leaders in our CACFP Provider Community. We have partnered with many CACFP sponsors to bring child care providers an Institute full of all that is trending in CACFP. We will bring providers a fantastic learning experience full of fun, networking and quality CACFP annual training. Child Care Providers will go beyond the site visit and annual training regularly received and engage in an opportunity to learn about CACFP child nutrition in an environment that sets the stage for the child care professional to shine. This day is destined to be a happening. A day for the Child Care Provider to gain CACFP child nutrition knowledge which has never been offered in quite this manner.
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Check out the video of our 1st Annual CACFP Provider Leadership Institute.
Guest Presenter Cynthia Winbush
Cynthia is a registered and licensed dietitian with more than 25 years of experience in training and child nutrition management. Her professional background includes work in various federally funded programs including the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, Head Start Program, National School Lunch and Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and WIC. Cynthia has worked with family day care homes in the past as a Nutrition Specialist providing training and technical assistance. She currently works with various Head Start programs in Texas as a consultant dietitian providing staff and parent training, menu planning and program child nutrition technical assistance. Cynthia is the CEO/President of Winbush Nutrition Solutions, Inc. in Universal City, Texas.
She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and completed her dietetic internship in San Antonio, Texas at the Baptist Memorial Hospital System. Her professional memberships include the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Cynthia has presented workshops for numerous child nutrition organizations and agencies. She is also a Certified ServSafe Instructor for the National Restaurant Association and a trainer for the National Food Service Management Institute.
Geri Henchy, M.P.H., R.D
Geri is the director of nutrition policy at FRAC. Geri’s work focuses on the nutrition policies, such as increasing the healthfulness of nutrition programs. Geri is a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee to Review the Child and Adult Care Food Program Meal Requirements which has the task of creating nutrition standards to bring the meals served into compliance with the Dietary Guidelines. Geri is the current chair of the policy committee of the American Public Health Association’s Food and Nutrition Section. She currently serves on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Paperwork Reduction Task Force. More...
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Andrea L. Farmer, M.S., R.D.,L.D.,
Andrea currently handles USDA Nutrition Promotion/Technical Assistance, Child Nutrition Programs
5 years experience with CACFP, first at the State level as a compliance specialist, then for the past 2 years at the national level as a nutritionist and project manager for CACFP nutrition technical assistance. During the past 5 years Andrea has presented numerous times to CACFP audiences (NCA, NPA, FRAC) at conferences and via webinars. Also presented at the annual Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics conference. More...
Samantha Marshall, M.A.Samantha started her career with the CACFP community as a teenager working for a food program sponsor, getting first-hand experience with the detailed process of CACFP administration and the unique qualities of family child care providers. In 2010 she reacquainted herself with child care providers, CACFP, and the importance of health and wellness in the child care environment. Now getting a new foundation off the ground, T&L Foundation for Child Care Information, she is working to fulfill the foundation's mission to strengthen quality child care and early education through education of and participation in health and wellness initiatives. More...