Child & Adult Care Food Program
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is an extension of the national school lunch program which reimburses child care providers a set reimbursement rate for serving nutritious meals and snacks to children in their care. The goal of the program is to provide nutritious meals to children, introduce them to a variety of foods, promote good eating habits, and provide opportunities for them to learn about food.
What are the benefits of participating in CACFP?
- Continue to receive nutritious meals and snacks in spite of rising food costs
- Develop good eating habits
- Learn about nutrition through regular visits from the sponsor
- Be assured their children are receiving balanced, nutritious meals
- Not be asked to pay the expense of meal reimbursement
- Increase their income without raising their rates while adhering to the CACFP standards to best meet the needs of the children
- Enhance their professional skills through free nutrition training
- Have opportunities to network with other providers
Child Development Home Providers will be reimbursed to serve nutritious meals and snacks to the children. All it takes is a few minutes per day.
Reimbursement rates for July 1st, 2015-June 30th, 2016 are:
- Breakfast ranges from $.48 to $1.32
- Lunch and Suppers range from $1.50 to $2.48
- Snacks range from $.20 to $.74
|Child Development Home Providers Contact:||Child Care Centers Contact:|
|Clydene Canady||Robin Holz|
|Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc.||Bureau of Nutrition, Health & Transportation|
|Lyon, Sioux, Plymouth, Cherokee & Ida Counties||Grimes State Office Building|
|418 S. Marion Street||400 E 14th Street|
|Remsen, IA 51050||Des Moines, IA 50319-0146|
800-859-2025, ext. 3492
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.