National CACFP Sponsors Association. Did you know CACFP provides 1. CACFP Week is a national campaign designed to raise awareness. Help us! Hunger is unacceptable to everyone.
To combat the food insecurity that 1 in 4 Americans face, there are a number of government programs designed to provide access to healthy food. Most everyone knows about USDA’s School Lunch program and you may have even heard of the WIC program, but did you know that the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides 1.
In addition, CACFP provides that same access to over 1. Adult Day Care. The primary goals of the CACFP is to serve nutritious meals to children and help establish positive eating habits at the earliest stages of development. Research indicates that the CACFP is an indicator of quality child care.
Children that are cared for by providers participating in the CACFP benefit by being fed nutritious USDA regulated meals that ensure their proper development. These children gain from early nutrition education that helps them establish positive eating habits that will enrich the quality of their diet throughout their life. Child care providers receive nutrition education and support services from their CACFP sponsors who help them serve nutritious meals and create a positive eating environment for children. The quality of child care provided in our community is improved due to educational and financial resources available to caregivers through the CACFP. There are thousands of people who are making sure preschool children in America are getting access to healthy foods on a regular basis and many of our neighbors haven’t ever heard of it!
1 Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Child Care Training Packet FY 2013 Division of School and Community Nutrition 500 Mero Street 23rd Floor, Capital Plaza Tower.
That’s the mission of National CACFP Week – to raise awareness across the nation and encourage communities to come together to learn and acknowledge the many ways we all benefit from the hard work and dedication of CACFP professionals and the program itself. NCA knows that when we all join forces and work together the message we provide is stronger and will receive more attention so the association has issued a challenge to the CACFP Community with.
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Training Resources.
National Platform for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Community The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides aid to child and adult care.