Child Care Meals

Young children need quality nutrition for healthy development.



The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) offers reimbursements, meal planning guidance, and training to help providers serve nutritious meals and snacks to children in their care. CACFP benefits everyone, helping providers to stretch their budgets, improve quality of care, and serve kids healthy foods – all at no added cost to families.

Follow the links below to learn more about CACFP in early care settings.

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CACFP improves the quality of meals and snacks served in home-based early care, including family, group, and legally exempt day care settings.
CACFP is an indicator of quality care in childcare centers and afterschool programs.