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Emerging Leaders

Our mission at the Roundtable is to foster a community of leaders who work together to build equitable access to the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and nutritious meals in care settings. A part of fulfilling our mission is to support and lift up emerging leaders in the CACFP.  The Roundtable is excited to highlight individuals who are taking steps to become leaders in the field. CACFP Emerging Leaders will be featured on our website, newsletters and at Roundtable events.

Nominations Are Closed

CACFP Emerging Leaders

(Soon To Be Featured Here)


Why be a CACFP Emerging Leader?

Featured CACFP Emerging Leaders will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in a Roundtable board meeting

  • Work with mentors throughout the CACFP community

  • Participate in a CACFP Emerging Leaders community of practice, where CACFP Emerging Leaders can learn from each other and experts about leadership development in general and especially in the CACFP; and

  • Become a member of the CACFP Roundtable for one year at no cost to them.


How It Works


Any individual that works within the CACFP community. We believe that setting limits on age, how long someone has worked somewhere or their career trajectory, and other eligibility requirements limit equitable access to leadership opportunities.



What do I need to do to nominate someone?

Fill out this simple form (link) and tell us why you think this individual should be a CACFP Emerging Leader.  Nominations are closed at this time.


Can I nominate myself? Yes, however, in addition to telling us why you should be an emerging leader (link), please submit one letter of recommendation to


After Nomination

Nomination information will be passed on to the CACFP Roundtable Board of Directors for a vote. After the decision is made, nominees will be notified that they have been chosen as a CACFP Emerging Leader.


After the CACFP Emerging Leader is chosen, they will be contacted by the Roundtable for an informal interview so the Roundtable can feature the CACFP Emerging Leader on our website and in other communications.


They will receive a certificate of acknowledgement congratulating them for being chosen as a CACFP Emerging Leader. The Roundtable will provide CACFP Emerging Leaders with mentorship opportunities as well as opportunities to lead within the larger CACFP Community.


We are so excited to learn more about our community and the leaders within it.  Nominations are closed at this time.