CACFP Wellness Resources for Child Care Providers


The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010 encourages child care providers to promote health and wellness in child care through nutrition, physical activity and limited electronic media use. This Web site is dedicated to helping CACFP providers find the resources they need to meet recommendations in these areas.



Young child with apple Nutrition

From market to table – learn how to serve healthier meals now!


Young girls playing basketball Physical Activity

Help motivate children to move more and sit less with these physical activity resources.


Electronic Media Use / Screen Time

Click here for ideas on how to keep young children engaged without the use of electronic media.


Wellness Policy Resources

Even the smallest child care home or center can develop and implement a wellness policy. Use these resources for tips and ideas.


Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack helps students with their lunch at the Edward C. Mazique Parent Child Care Center Community Connections

It takes a village! Use these resources to boost your wellness efforts through peer connections, funding opportunities, and tips for gaining parental and community support.


Nutrition & Wellness Tips for Young Children: Provider Handbook for the Child and Adult Care Food Program

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service; HHS. Administration for Children and Families, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Health Resources and Services Administration.

Want to create a healthier environment for the 2- through 5-year-old children in your care? These handy tip sheets focus on nutrition, physical activity, and screen time recommendations and include hands-on activities. Learn from others! “CACFP Success Stories” share new and exciting ways child care programs have met the wellness challenge.


Cover of La Mesa Completa Resources in Spanish

Looking for materials written in Spanish? You’ll find some right here.