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The following articles are provided in PDF format by CCNI. 

Providers! Thinking of going into child care? Thinking of sprucing up your business? Start with a marketing plan to develop and draw in new families for the most successful business!

Providers! How do you interview safely in your home. Read this timely article for best advice

How to Get Tier 1 Rates - Frustrated about receiving lower reimbursement rates from your area or school district? Read how this town worked with their school and achieves Tier I area eligibility by school data EVERY YEAR!

How Long Do I Keep Records? How long should you keep CACFP records? This new legislation clarifies that question and this article explains it.

Minute Menu Tips Act License - Minute Menu (free service offered to clients of CCNI) gives menu planning and activities monthly. This article shows where these neat features are in the program. It also helps you track your license capacity. Great tools for busy providers!

Min Menu Tips Split Shift & Time / Space - Use Minute Menu (free service offered to clients of CCNI) to help you manage your time space formula in your business. Also helpful hints about entering split shift scheduling on Minute Menu

Special Diet Statement - When does CCNI need a diet statement? Must I submit one for each child based on parent's preferences? This confusing topic is clarified in this article on the diet statement and special needs requirements. This article has been proof-read by Minnesota Department of Education (Food & Nutrition Service) Staff!

Regular Menu Policies - Menu policies are highlighted to help providers claim approved foods for reimbursement on the CACFP. Refer to the back of menus for creditable and non-creditable food items.

License Capacity Guide - Minnesota License Categories.

Policy Guide - This Guide gives you general policies and rules for CACFP participation!


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