The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) was established for child care centers in 1968 under Section 16 of the National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act.
Family day care participation was authorized in 1975. The CACFP provides nutritious meals to children enrolled in licensed child care centers and sponsored family day care homes. Non-profit child care organizations are eligible to participate. For-profit center programs may participate by meeting certain eligibility criteria. Meals claimed for reimbursement must meet the USDA meal pattern for each meal and age group.
The Child and Adult Care Food Program also helps to ensure that young children receive proper nutrition during the early developmental ages. It provides the opportunity to introduce young children to many different types of foods and helps teach them good eating habits.
The CACFP serves children from birth to age 12 in centers and provider homes and children from 13-18 in “AT RISK” site locations. CACFP also serves a population of adults over the age of 21 who are either disabled or elderly and attend a participating Adult Day Care Center. Last year, in New Hampshire, 3,530,589 meals were reimbursed.
|Application and Ancillary Documents
- ALL PROGRAMS
|Rates for Reimbursement (2013-2014)|
|CACFP Communication and Policy Memos||Tool Kit Institution Tool Kit for Implementation of the Integrity Initiative|
|CACFP Password Authorization Form||Seriously Deficient List|
|Contact List for CACFP Sponsors||USDA Child Care|
NH Early Childhood Health Assessment Record - (birth through Grade 3)
|Review Guide for Child and Adult Care Food Programs|
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