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

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Child Care Centers and Day Care Homes

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally-funded, State-administered program that provides reimbursements for nutritious meals and snacks served to eligible children and adults who are enrolled for care at participating child care centers, family child care homes, and adult day care centers. In Vermont, CACFP is administered by the Vermont Agency of Education Child Nutrition Programs. The CACFP provides cash reimbursements to eligible public or private child care centers that serve nutritious meals and snacks to children in their care.

Child Care Centers

  • General Information and Resources

Child Care Centers Fact Sheet

Independent Child Care Centers Handbook 

  • Child Care Centers: Enrollment and Eligibility Forms

Child Care Master List

CACFP Enrollment Form

Notice to Household – Parents & Guardians, Non-Pricing

Notice to Household – Parents & Guardians, Pricing

Child Care Income Eligibility Form

  • Meal Pattern Requirements

Infant Meal Pattern

Child Meal Pattern

  • Meal Service Documentation

Infant Meal Record 0-5 Months

Infant Meal Record 6-11 Months

Child Breakfast Meal Record

Child Snack Meal Record

Child Lunch/Supper Meal Record

Meal Count Sheets

Day Care Homes

  • General Information and Resources

Family Child Care Homes Fact Sheet

Family Day Care Homes Monitor Handbook

CACFP Serious Deficiency Procedure for DCH Sponsors

  • Day Care Homes – Enrollment and Eligibility Forms

Notice to Households – Tier I Day Care Homes

Notice to Households – Tier II Day Care Homes

Income Eligibility Form – Tier I

Income Eligibility Form – Tier II

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Adult Day Centers

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally-funded, State-administered program that provides reimbursements for nutritious meals and snacks served to eligible children and adults who are enrolled for care at participating child care centers, family child care homes, and adult day care centers. In Vermont, CACFP is administered by the Vermont Agency of Education Child Nutrition Programs. The CACFP provides cash reimbursements to eligible public and private Adult Day Care Centers that serve nutritious meals and snacks to nonresidential adults who are aged 60 or older or are functionally impaired.

  • General Information and Resources

Adult Day Care Centers Fact Sheet

Adult Day Care Handbook

  • Enrollment and Eligibility Forms

CACFP Adult Master List

Notice to Households – Adult

Income Eligibility Form – Adult Care

  • Meal Pattern Requirements and Meal Service Documentation

Adult Meal Pattern

Adult Breakfast Meal Record

Adult Lunch and Supper Meal Record

Adult Snack Meal Record

Meal Count Sheets 

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At-Risk Afterschool Programs

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally-funded, State-administered program that provides reimbursements for nutritious meals and snacks served to eligible children and adults who are enrolled for care at participating child care centers, family child care homes, and adult day care centers. In Vermont, CACFP is administered by the Vermont Agency of Education Child Nutrition Programs. The At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program is a component of the CACFP that provides cash reimbursement to eligible public and private organizations that serve nutritious snacks and suppers to children through age eighteen participating in afterschool care programs in low income areas.

  • General Information and Resources

At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program Fact Sheet

At-Risk Afterschool Meals Programs Handbook

  • Meal Pattern Requirements and Meal Service Documents

Child Meal Pattern

At-Risk Afterschool Supper Meal Record

At-Risk Afterschool Snack Meal Record

At-Risk Afterschool Meal Count Sheet

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Homeless and Emergency Shelters

  • General Information and Resources

Emergency Shelters Fact Sheet

  • Meal Pattern Requirements

Infant Meal Pattern

Child Meal Pattern

  • Meal Service Documentation

Infant Meal Record 0-5 Months

Infant Meal Record 6-11 Months

Child Breakfast Meal Record

Child Snack Meal Record

Child Lunch/Supper Meal Record

Meal Count Sheets

Outside School Hours Care Centers (OSHCC)

  • General Information and Resources

OSHCC Fact Sheet

  • Enrollment and Eligibility Forms

Child Care Master List

CACFP Enrollment Form

Notice to Household – Parents & Guardians, Non-Pricing

Notice to Household – Parents & Guardians, Pricing

Child Care Income Eligibility Form 

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Secretary Daniel M. French
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Montpelier, VT 05620-2501

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