Policy Memo 116
DOH-CACFP: Number 116 (12/07)
TO: All CACFP Participating Organizations
FROM: Jeanne Culver, State Director, Child and Adult Care Food Program
SUBJECT: Crediting Vegetarian Products in CACFP Meals
I. Purpose and Scope
Effective immediately, CACFP Organizations may use the products listed below, which contain alternate protein products (APPs), as creditable meat alternate components. Only the specific items listed are creditable at this time as a meat alternate component in reimbursable meals. NYS CACFP will add additional items to the list as we receive qualifying documentation from the manufacturers.
II. Background Information
Federal regulation requires that APPs meet specific nutrient criteria. The items listed below have been certified by the manufacturer as meeting those criteria.
|Item||Purchase Size||Required Amount to Serve 3-5 year olds||Required Amount to Serve 6 years and older|
|Morningstar Farms Veggie Chick'n Nuggets||3/4 oz. nugget||3 nuggets||4 nuggets|
|Morningstar Farms Veggie Chick Patties||2.5 oz. patty||1 1/2 patties||2 patties|
|Morningstar Farms Sausage Patties||1.44 oz. patty||1 1/2 patties||1 1/2 patties|
|Morningstar Farms Grillers Original||2.25 oz. patty||1 patty||1 1/2 patties|
|Morningstar Farms Grillers Prime||3.4 oz. patty||1 patty||1 patty|
|Morningstar Farms Garden Veggie Patties||2.33 oz. patty||1 patty||1 1/2 patties|
|Morningstar Farms Garden Veggie Patties||3.5 oz. patty||1 patty||1 patty|
|Morningstar Farms Garden Veggie Patties||4.5 oz. patty||1/2 patty||1 patty|
|Morningstar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burger||3.25 oz. patty||1 patty||1 patty|
|Morningstar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burger Homestyle||4.25 oz. patty||1 patty||1 1/2 patty|
|Morningstar Farms Veggie Grill||5 oz. patty||1/2 patty||1 patty|
To meet the minimum required serving, centers must serve these products in the quantities indicated above.
Future revisions of the CACFP Crediting Food Guide will reflect this change. If you have any questions, please call 1-800-942-3858.