Child and Adult Care Food Program

Young Children Eating at a Table

CACFP plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care for children and elderly adults by making care more affordable for many low-income families. Use the resources here to assist you in administering this program.



Infant Infant Feeding

Update your knowledge on the current infant feeding guidelines for Child Nutrition Programs and see how you can encourage and support breast feeding in your program.


Collage of Reports Reports and Studies

View recent reports on the Child and Adult Care Food Program, effects of reimbursement tiering, the role of child care centers in children's nutrition, and more.


Child and Adult Care Food Program

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

CACFP plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care for children and elderly adults by making care more affordable for many low-income families. Through CACFP, 2.9 million children and 86,000 adults receive nutritious meals and snacks each day as part of their day care.


Child and Adult Care Food Program Sponsor's Association

Founded in 1986, the association's mission is to serve as a national voice for, and provide education and support to, organizations who administer the United States Department of Agriculture Child and Adult Care Food Program.


Income Eligibility Guidelines for CACFP

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Used to determine eligibility for free and reduced price meals in Alaska, Hawaii, and all other states and territories.


Mealtime Memo for Child Care

National Food Service Management Institute.

Two-page newsletter for child care providers, published six times per year and also available in Spanish.


National Child Care Information Center

National clearinghouse and technical assistance center that links parents, providers, policy-makers, researchers, and the public to early care and education information.


Wellness Policy Resources for Child Care Providers

Develop a wellness policy for your program to establish and implement policies and practices that encourage healthy lifestyles in children.