NOTICE

The conference has been indefinitely postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.

Virginia Child & Adult Care Food Program Sponsors' Association Conference

May 21-22, 2020

Charlottesville DoubleTree
990 Hilton Heights Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901

The CACFP is changing fast in Virginia. This one and a half day conference brings together CACFP professionals from across the region to provide professional staff development, recognition, and networking. Professionals interacting together is the best way to disseminate best-practices and discover innovative ways to solve the problem of hunger through the Federal Nutrition Programs.

The conference begins on:
Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 8:30am
and ends on:
Friday, May 22, 2020 at 2:30pm
$195

Prefer to Register and Pay through the mail?
Make checks out to: Child Nutrition Inc. 203 Hull Street, Ste. A, Richmond, VA 23224.

Hotel Reservations

A block of rooms has been reserved from 5/20/20 through 5/22/20 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Charlottesville. Booking a reservation is simple. Follow the link below to reserve your room.

Book my room

If you prefer to make a reservation by phone, please call 1-800-222-8733 and ask for the "Virginia Child Care Food Sponsor Association Rate".

2020 Speakers


Chef Ann Cooper

Director of Nutrition Services Boulder Valley School District, Colorado

In a nation where kids are born with shorter estimated life expectancies than their parents due to diet-related disease, Chef Ann has been a constant champion of school food reform as an important avenue through which to improve childhood nutrition.

“I envision a time, soon, when being a chef working to feed children fresh, delicious, and nourishing food will no longer be considered renegade.”
– Chef Ann Cooper

Geraldine Henchy

Director of Nutrition Policy and Early Childhood Programs Food Research Action Center

Geri’s work focuses on nutrition policies, such as increasing the healthfulness of nutrition programs, necessary to reach the goals of eradicating domestic hunger and improving the nutrition and health of low-income individuals and families.

Noah Scalin

Author, Artist, Activist

First ever artist-in residence at VCU’s School of Business
Noah shares the Art of Innovation. Being able to consistently draw out the potential in any situation.

Kathe Petchel

Founder of Bright Beginnings Preschool

Kathe brings Farm to Preschool alive through her innovative use of gardens and the transformation of playgrounds into out-door classrooms.

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The USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is an off-shoot of the National School Lunch Program. It provides centers, home daycares, and after-school programs federal funding to provide nutritious meals and snacks. Come learn about game changing innovations that can help your organization run the CACFP.

Highlighted Workshops

  • New Software
  • Preparing for your State Audit
  • New Monitoring Technologies
  • Electronic Meal Count Systems
  • Food Logistics, Procurement
  • New Meal Pattern Guidelines
  • Detecting Fraud and Waste
  • Protecting Your Organization

Vendor sign-up

The Virginia CACFP Sponsor's Association Conference is the premiere conference for Virginia CACFP Sponsoring Organizations. Centrally located, and with exciting workshop topics, we also draw sponsors from across the region including North Carolina, DC, and Maryland. When you promote your product or service at this conference, you'll have access to the decision makers with authority to use the company checkbook.

Vendor Benefits

  • 1 1/2 Days of Exhibitor Time
  • All vendor tables are just outside the main event room with fantastic traffic
  • Promotional Opportunities
  • Scavenger Hunt Options
  • All Vendors have access to the VIP Executive Director’s Reception
  • Vendor Pass includes Breakfast and 2 lunches
  • Exclusive Vendor/Speaker private “Greenroom”

Register now

The USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is an off-shoot of the National School Lunch Program. It provides centers, home daycares, and after-school programs federal funding to provide nutritious meals and snacks. Come learn about game changing innovations that can help your organization run the CACFP.

Highlighted Workshops

  • New Software
  • Preparing for your State Audit
  • New Monitoring Technologies
  • Electronic Meal Count Systems
  • Food Logistics, Procurement
  • New Meal Pattern Guidelines
  • Detecting Fraud and Waste
  • Protecting Your Organization

Vendor sign-up

The Virginia CACFP Sponsor's Association Conference is the premiere conference for Virginia CACFP Sponsoring Organizations. Centrally located, and with exciting workshop topics, we also draw sponsors from across the region including North Carolina, DC, and Maryland. When you promote your product or service at this conference, you'll have access to the decision makers with authority to use the company checkbook.

Vendor Benefits

  • 1 1/2 Days of Exhibitor Time
  • All vendor tables are just outside the main event room with fantastic traffic
  • Promotional Opportunities
  • Scavenger Hunt Options
  • All Vendors have access to the VIP Executive Director’s Reception
  • Vendor Pass includes Breakfast and 2 lunches
  • Exclusive Vendor/Speaker private “Greenroom”