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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Marshall

Launching the Featured CACFP Emerging Leaders Program

The Child Care Food Program Roundtable is proud to announce the Featured CACFP Emerging Leaders program. 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!

We would like to begin with highlighting 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. Featured CACFP Emerging Leaders:

  • will have the opportunity to be invited to Roundtable board committee meetings

  • introduced to mentors throughout the CACFP community

  • the option to participate in a Featured CACFP Emerging Leaders community of practice in 2022 in which Featured CACFP Emerging Leaders will learn from each other and experts about leadership development in general and especially in the CACF; and

  • Featured CACFP Emerging Leaders will also become members of the CCFP 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.

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 CCFP Roundtable Board of Directors for a vote at bi-monthly meetings (beginning March 2021). After the decision is made, nominees will be notified that they have been chosen as Featured CACFP Emerging Leaders.

After the Featured CACFP Emerging Leaders are 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 other communications.

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

Now, it’s time to nominate YOUR emerging leader! Fill out this form. We are so excited to learn more about our community and the leaders within it.


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