CACFP-Summertalk Purpose and Procedures

The following details the reason for this group, the basic courtesies that are expected, and other information. Pleae review this information carefully.


CACFP-Summertalk is an e-mail discussion group intended as a communication tool to link the professionals who are operating the Child Nutrition Programs, such as the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) so that they can share resources, information and innovative solutions to common day-to-day problems.

Specific questions related to CACFP, SFSP, and nutrition education are welcomed. Information about or requests for information regarding educational programs and materials are also appropriate. Mention of Web sites, publications, etc. that might be of interest are also welcome. Please use descriptive subject headings so that subscribers can judge whether to read the posting or not. Messages should be polite comments that don't criticize or demean individuals or organizations. Message sent by active Child Nutrition professionals who are subscribed to CACFP-Summertalk will go to the list. Messages sent by anyone else will come to the listowner first and then be forwarded to the list if appropriate.

No Advertising or Marketing

CACFP-Summertalk is not an appropriate means of advertising or promoting specific products, and members may not advertise a product/service from which they stand to have a financial gain. If you are not sure if your message is promotional in nature have a non-interested friend critique it for you or send it to the CACFP-Summertalk Listowner for approval. Persons advertising on CACFP-Summertalk will be taken off the discussion group immediately.


It is expected that the "tone" of CACFP-Summertalk will remain civil at all times. Replies of a personal nature should not be sent to the group. Please include your name and affiliation in posted messages, as this will be of interest to readers.
Note: Occasionally there may be messages that are of an inflammatory, non-evidenced based nature. The best way to deal with these messages is to delete them without responding. Senders of such messages are just looking for a response. If no such response is forthcoming, they usually move on.

Sending Messages

The email address of the listserv is: Please use descriptive subject headings so that subscribers can judge whether to read the posting or not.

Subscribing / Unsubscribing

To subscribe, please complete the online membership form.

To unsubscribe, email the list owner, or unsubscribe yourself at: You should receive notice of your subscription or removal actions.


Please do not send requests to unsubscribe or subscribe to the entire list (i.e. to the CACFP-Summertalk e-mail address). If you have tried to unsubscribe and are unsuccessful, send a message to the list owner at:

CACFP-Summertalk Archived Messages

You can search through archived messages at:!forum/cacfp-summertalk.


Information posted on this list does not reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.