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At-Risk Afterschool Program Guidance Memorandums (GM)

Guidance Memorandums serve as the CACFP Instruction Manual in Wisconsin. Click on the tabs below to access each Guidance Memorandum, forms, and resources.

For training on specific CACFP topics go to the CACFP E-Learning Course.

At-Risk Afterschool Meals Guide

Refer to the Translated Resources webpage to view some forms in Spanish and Hmong.

Corrective Action Plan

Corrective Action Plans Webinar

Corrective Action Plans Webinar Handout with Notes

Corrective Action Plan Form

Sample Corrective Action Plan Form

2: Reimbursement Rates

Finance icon  GM 2: CACFP Reimbursement – Effective July 1, 2021

2021-22 Reimbursement Calculation Worksheet

3: Claims
4: Procurement and Vendor Agreements
5: Sponsoring Organizations

Clipboard icon  GM 5: Sponsoring Organization Requirements


Training Resources for Sponsoring Organizations (At-Risk Afterschool Programs)

CACFP Training Checklist

8: Civil Rights

Hand holding scale icon  GM 8: Civil Rights

And Justice for All Poster. To order a poster, complete this order form

Building for the Future

Race and Ethnicity Data Form

Nondiscrimination statement with Complaint Filing Procedure

2021-2022 Statewide Media Release

Civil Rights Training

Civil Rights Training PowerPoint

Civil Rights Training Handout

Civil Rights Training Attendance Sheet

Minority and Grassroots (New Agency Only)

Instructions for Letter to Minority and Grassroots Organizations

Letter to Minority and Grassroots Organizations

9: Recordkeeping

Index contents icon  GM 9: Recordkeeping

Electronic Storage of CACFP Records and Data - Policies and Procedures

CACFP Recordkeeping Resources

Requirements Checklist

Required Documents List

New Staff Responsible for CACFP

Meal Count Forms
Corrective Action Plans

Corrective Action Plans Webinar Handout with Notes

Corrective Action Plan Form

Sample Corrective Action Plan Form

11: Financial Management
12: Meal Requirements 1-18 Years

Plate with utensils icon  GM 12: Meal Requirements

CACFP Meal Pattern (Ages 1-18)

Appendix A: Alternate Protein Products

Meal Pattern Q&A's


Menu Checklist
Snack Inspiration
Menus with 240 snack ideas and recipes with CACFP crediting information

Meal Production

Meal Requirements Calculator
Food Buying Guide Calculator

Serving Size Guide

Production Records

Breakfast, Lunch/Supper, Snack (Weekly)
All Meals (Daily)
Production Record Instructions

Crediting Foods

Creditable and Non-creditable Foods Guide
USDA Crediting Handbook for the CACFP
CACFP Reference Guide (Whole-grains, cereal, and yogurt)


Wisconsin WIC Approved Whole Grains
Whole Grain-Rich Flow Chart
Grains Chart
Cereal Types
Is it a Grain-Based Dessert?

Ounce Equivalent for Grains

Ounce Equivalent Webinars and Handouts

Using Ounce Equivalents for Grains

Determining Ounce Equivalents in Recipes

Crediting Single-Serving Packages of Grains in the CACFP

Meat and Meat Alternates

Crediting Store-bought Combination Foods
Creditable and Non-Creditable Cheese
Cheese Slices and Nut/Seed Butters
Local Meats, Poultry, and Eggs
Tofu Recipes

Fruits and Vegetables

Fruit and Vegetable Serving Size Guide
Vegetable Subgroups
Visual Portion Size Guide: Fruit
Visual Portion Size Guide: Vegetables

Food Safety

Food Safety & Sanitation
Safe Food Storage
CACFP Food Storage Chart

Drinking Water

Drinking Water
Lead Exposure

12: Special Dietary Needs

For questions about this information, contact Shiela Coulton (608) 665-9232