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CACFP (Child/Adult Care Food Program)

The Child/Adult Care Food Program was first established by Congress in 1968 to help ensure that children receive nutritious, well-balanced meals while in day care. The program was authorized under Section 17 of the National School Lunch Act which provides assistance to States in initiate and maintains nonprofit food service programs for children or adult participants in nonresidential institutions which provide care.

The intent of the program is to improve the health and eating habits of children. Children in participating homes receive nutritious meals which will help keep them healthy and growing. They are given the opportunity to learn to eat and enjoy a variety of nutritious foods.

What is the Child/Adult Care Food Program?
The Child/Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides reimbursement for nutritious meals and snacks served in a family day care home setting that meet pattern guidelines. CACFP is a Federal Program funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, and administered in Louisiana by the Department of Education.

Program Goals

  • Ensure that well-balanced, nutritious meals are served to children and adults in care
  • Help participants learn to eat a wide variety of foods as part of a balanced diet
  • Provide reimbursement for meals served
  • Provide technical assistance and guidance on food service operation, program management and recordkeeping

Why is CACFP important?
Young children need good, nutritious foods to help them learn and develop normally. Receiving regular, well-balanced meals is as important in child care as it is at home. Along with motor and development skills, proper eating skills are developed early; children learn nutrition as they eat. Children can learn good, healthful eating habits when they are young. Nutrition education during meals, snacks or at play can serve to begin a lifestyle of healthy eating.

Participation Requirements

  • Provider must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Daycare must be located in a residential dwelling that is the provider's own private residence.
  • Must maintain a current Fire Marshall inspection for the home where the daycare operates.
  • Serve nutritionally balanced meals which meet USDA minimum daily requirements.
  • Keep a daily attendance record of enrolled children.
  • Maintain menu record and meal attendance as mandated by program regulations
  • Attend training sessions and workshops.

The CACFP reimburses you for meals served to the children enrolled in your day care program. There is no cost to belong to this program. It is federally funded program administered by the Louisiana State Department of Education.

For more information on our CACFP Program, click HERE to download the brochure or contact Stacy Savoy at (985) 537-7603 or toll free at 1-800-794-3160.


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