Additional Child and Family Initiatives
Child and Adult Care Food Program
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federal program that, in part, provides reimbursements to child care programs for nutritious meals and snacks provided to young children. The program is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) through grants to states. (Meals and snacks must meet federal nutrition guidelines.) CACFP also serves children residing in participating homeless shelters and after school programs.
CACFP plays an important role in combating food insecurity while laying the foundation for future healthy eating habits. And knowing that children will receive healthy meals while at child care removes time, financial, and stress burdens for parents.
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CHILD & FAMILY INITIATIVES