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Child and Adult Care Food

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federal program that provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving supervised care services. The program plays a vital role in improving the quality of care and making it more affordable for many low-income households.  In addition to care, CACFP helps make afterschool programs more appealing to at-risk youth. By offering nutritious meals and snacks in programs serving low-income areas, centers can increase participation and know that youth are having a healthy meal or snack.

General Information and Resources

Online Trainings

Apply to Participate

Child care centers, adult day care centers, family child care homes, afterschool care programs, and homeless or emergency shelters are all institutions that are potentially eligible to participate in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

Reimbursement and Eligibility

Meal Planning and Nutrition

Financial Management 

Sponsoring Organization Administration

Training Requirements

Procedures and Additional Documents

Reference Documents fro

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