Good nutrition pays! The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides federal funds to nonresidential child care facilities, to serve nutritious meals and snacks. The CACFP plays a vital role in improving the quality of child care and making it affordable for many families requiring child care. The goal of the CACFP is to improve and maintain the health and nutritional status of children in care while promoting the development of good eating habits.
Eligible adult and child care facilities include:
- Licensed child care centers
- Head Start programs
- After school care programs
- Emergency shelters providing residential and food services to homeless children
- Family child care homes, including relative care providers
- Some private, for-profit child care centers
- Approved adult day services
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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- CACFP and Preschool Meal Patterns: Grain-Based Desserts
- Healthier Child Care Environment Toolkit
- At-Risk Afterschool Programs - USDA Website
- 2017 Eligibility Manual
- New Meal Pattern Handouts
- CACFP Meal Pattern Resources (ICN)
- Whole Grain Rich Resource
- New Meal Pattern Requirements - USDA FNS Website
- Meal Benefit Income Eligibility
- Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
- Statewide Media Release
- CACFP Handbooks
- FNCS Recipe Box
- USDA's CACFP Nutrition and Wellness Website
- Michigan Farm to School
- Civil Rights Requirements
- ....And Justice for All Posters
- Appeal Procedures
- Racial Census Report by School District
- Supporting Documents