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Child and Adult Care Food Program

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) Acrobat Reader

Rates for Reimbursement (2016-2017) Acrobat Reader


CACFP Program Information

CACFP At-Risk After School Program Information

Nutrition Wellness Tips for Young Children - Spanish Version Acrobat Reader

We are currently working on the CACFP Institution Toolkit for Implementation of the Integrity Initiative. Any questions, please contact Carole Dennis at


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

cacfp training instructions

Tips for Nutrition and Physical Activity
in Child Care Settings

Physical Activity Cards PowerPoint

Child Nutrition Provider Flyer Acrobat Reader

Child Nutrition Parent Flyer Acrobat Reader

References & Resources Acrobat Reader

Workshop Checklist Word document

Workshop Sign In Sheet Word document

Application and Ancillary Documents

Fresh from the Farm: Using Local Foods in the Afterschool and Summer Nutrition Programs
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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.

CACFP Communication and Policy Memos

Adult Day Care Handbook 2014 Acrobat Reader

At Risk Afterschool Meals Component of CACFP Fact Sheet Acrobat Reader

2015 Edition of Eligibility Manual for School Meals
Revised July 2015 Acrobat Reader

CACFP Password Authorization Form Word document

Serious Deficiency, Suspension, & Appeals for State Agencies and Sponsoring Organizations Acrobat Reader

Serious Deficiency, Suspension & Appeals for State Agencies and Sponsoring Organizations Word document

Provider Deficiencies Termination Disqualification Word document

Seriously Deficient List Acrobat Reader

2014 Independent Child Care Center Handbook Acrobat Reader Family Day Care Home Monitoring Handbook Acrobat Reader

Contact List for CACFP Sponsors 2016 Acrobat Reader


Crediting Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program Acrobat Reader

USDA CACFP At-Risk Handbook 2015 Acrobat Reader

CACFP Wellness Resources for ChildCare Providers

Adult Day Care Resource manual for the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program Acrobat Reader

Message Board

Early Childhood Introduction Letter - Health Assessment Record Acrobat Reader

NH Early Childhood Health Assessment Record - (birth through Grade 3)
Revised 9/2011 Acrobat Reader

Care Plan for Children with Special Health Care Needs (birth to 8 years of age) Acrobat Reader

Below is a link to the USDA feeding infants complete guide

Review Guide for Child and Adult Care Food Programs

Team Nutrition resources

Carole Dennis
Program Specialist II

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