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.
CACFP provides aid to child and adult care institutions and family or group day care homes for the provision of nutritious foods that contribute to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children, and the health and wellness of older adultls and chronically impaired disabled persons.
Through CACFP, more than 3.3 million children and 120,000 adults receive nutritious meals and snacks each day as part of the day care they receive.
See how CACFP can make a difference in the quality of your program! Whether you are a provider in your home, at a day care center, in a afterschool program, or in an empergency shelter, you will find many useful resources for serving nutritious meals and snacks.
Income Guidelines (2016-2017)
Rates for Reimbursement (2016-2017)
We are currently working on the CACFP Institution Toolkit for Implementation of the Integrity Initiative. Any questions, please contact Carole Dennis at Carole.Dennis@doe.nh.gov
Trainings and Forms
The link below will bring you to the NH CACFP Comprehensive Training 2017 enrollment and training modules
Self-enrollment instructions for the 2017 CACFP Comprehensive On-Line Training
To allow additional flexibilities for CACFP sponsoring organizations in meeting the requirement for the completion of the CACFP Comprehensive (Nuts & Bolts) online training mandate, the NH Department of Education is offering a Train the Trainer Opportunity. Below are Procedures on how to become a trainer and an application for the Comprehensive Online Train the Trainer Application.
USDA - Procuring Local Foods for Child Nutrition Programs, August 2015
There are a wide range of polices at the local, state and federal levels. Navigating these rules correctly can be confusing and time consuming. This guide will present information and resources needed to purchase local products. This information includes menu planning basics, the fundamental principles of procurement, the many potential sources of local products, and the variety of mechanisms that can be used to procure these products.
|CACFP Communication and Policy Memos||
Fresh from the Farm: Using Local Foods in the Afterschool and Summer Nutrition Programs
FRAC released an updated version of Fresh from the Farm: Using Local Foods in the Afterschool and Summer Nutrition Programs. The Guide provides helpful information on creating an afterschool and/or a summer farm to school initiative by sharing a number of strategies and resources.
|Review Guide for Child and Adult Care Food Programs||
2015 Edition of Eligibility Manual for School Meals
|CACFP Password Authorization Form|
|2014 Independent Child Care Center Handbook||Family Day Care Home Monitoring Handbook|
|Contact List for CACFP Sponsors 2016|
NH Early Childhood Health Assessment Record (birth through Grade 3)
Below is a link to the USDA feeding infants complete guide
Team Nutrition resources
Program Specialist II
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